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Sustainability concerns pile up amid packaged meal protocols

To-go containers pile up in campus dumpsters, overwhelming the college’s compost facility.

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes

September 17, 2020

“Middlebury does an amazing job prioritizing sustainability and the environment during a typical semester, this semester is not typical, and when the rubber hits the road health and safety has to come first.”

Seeing early success, NESCACs navigate on-campus life during Covid-19

Seeing early success, NESCACs navigate on-campus life during Covid-19

By Lily Jones

September 17, 2020

Middlebury, along with its peers in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, have been able to maintain low Covid-19 rates through a mix of geographical and size advantages paired with stringent health protocol.

Phase Two start date pushed to Thursday, Sept. 17

Happy Valley Orchards, a popular fall spot, is one of the places students will have access to in Phase 2.

By Riley Board

September 15, 2020

The next period in the college’s “phased approach” to a safe reopening will be pushed back to Thursday, Sept. 17, two days after it was originally planned to begin. Phase Two allows for greater freedoms, including leaving campus for other locations in Addison County and relaxing physical d...

Middlebury holds breath as Covid case number sits at two

Middlebury holds breath as Covid case number sits at two

By Tony Sjodin

September 10, 2020

Middlebury’s second round of Day Seven Covid-19 tests revealed no new cases of the virus among students, leaving the college’s total number of active cases at two. All enrolled students living on campus and in town were tested on Sept. 2, when 821 tests were administered, and on Sept. 4, when 1,138 tests ...

Staff, cautiously optimistic, face increased workload as students return

Staff, cautiously optimistic, face increased workload as students return

By JAKE GAUGHAN

September 10, 2020

“I think the administration is doing that best they can, with having students come back," said one longtime dining employee. "Was it the right decision to have on campus classes? It is such a double edged sword, but we can only hope for the best.”

Covid rules enforcement falls on student leaders

Covid rules enforcement falls on student leaders

By Caroline Kapp and James Finn

September 7, 2020

Dozens of pages of online instructions and 151 minutes of educational videos laid out a plethora of restrictions and regulations that were put in place to make a return to campus this fall possible. Since the majority of students returned to Middlebury last Friday, those rules have become reality.  For the most pa...

Second on-campus student tests positive for Covid-19

Middlebury's Covid-19 testing center in Virtue Field House.

By Hattie LeFavour

September 4, 2020

A second Middlebury student is in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19, as revealed by the Day Seven test results delivered yesterday for students who arrived on August 26 and 27.  Of the 322 results received from the round so far, only one test was positive, 316 were negative, and five were inconclusive and will be retested...

After delays, Aug. 28 testing results show no new Covid-19 cases

Middlebury's testing center is located in Virtue Field House.

By James Finn

August 31, 2020

UPDATE: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 12:03 a.m. The student in isolation in Porter House, who was placed in isolation Monday morning after developing Covid-19 symptoms, received a negative test result late Monday night for a test administered after they developed symptoms. The student told The Campus that they would remain in Porter House Monday n...

Businesses report quarantine violations as first round of students return

Middlebury's Main Street for MiddView Orientation last year.

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes

August 20, 2020

Several local business owners reported seeing whom they suspected were college students wandering town and attempting to patronize their shops as Middlebury College welcomed its first crop of students back to campus on Aug. 18. Such actions are in direct violation of Middlebury’s pre-arrival quarantine orders that require students to tr...

Following entry testing, Middlebury to test 750 people per week for Covid-19 this fall

Upon their arrival to campus, all students will undergo Covid-19 testing at Virtue Field House.

By James Finn

August 11, 2020

With more than 3,000 Middlebury students, faculty and staff set to return to campus in late August, the college is planning to test 750 of them — on top of those who develop viral symptoms — for Covid-19 each week over the course of the fall semester, in a “targeted” testing approach directe...

College presents reopening plan at town selectboard meeting

Members of the Middlebury Selectboard hold their July 28 meeting.

By HENRY GANEY

July 30, 2020

College administrators and health officials met with the Middlebury Town Selectboard on July 28 to share the college’s reopening plan with the community. Residents shared their biggest concerns about the reopening of campus, including the return of students in August, Middlebury’s testing cap...

Over half of fall courses to be offered completely remotely, Campus analysis finds

Over half of fall courses to be offered completely remotely, Campus analysis finds

By Benjy Renton

July 27, 2020

When Middlebury announced its reopening plans on June 22, the college estimated that roughly a third of classes — approximately 175 of 530 courses — would be taught remotely in the fall. Based on a Campus analysis of the most recent version of the course catalog, that figure is actually over 50%.

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