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Technology services step up to make remote learning happen

Technology services step up to make remote learning happen

By Rachel Lu

May 14, 2020

8,000 Zoom meetings have been held since May 1, in contrast to roughly 700 per week prior to Covid-19.

Middlebury Volunteer Tutors come together to tutor children of staff

By Porter Bowman

May 14, 2020

“We want to continue to give back to staff and get to a point where staff feel that students have their back,” said Ami Furgang ’20, one of the lead organizers of the program.

News in Brief: Middlebury expects 750 in the class of 2024 and 2024.5

By HATTIE LEFAVOUR

May 14, 2020

640 new students currently plan to enroll in September, but this figure is tentative, given uncertainty about the college's fall semester plan and potential student visa challenges.

Midd professor assists with national Covid-19 stimulus decisions

Callanan was sworn into the council at a small ceremony in Washington D.C. four days before classes began.

By Tony Sjodin

May 14, 2020

Associate Professor of Political Science Keegan Callanan, who was appointed to the National Council on the Humanities last August, is helping to advise its chairman on Covid-19 stimulus funding.

Small number of Middlebury students petition for partial refund of semester tuition

Last week, Middlebury Language School graduate student Tamar Freeland started a petition urging Middlebury College to consider a partial refund for the spring semester. Freeland’s activism comes almost two months after Middlebury College transitioned to remote-learning due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

By Benjamin Glass

May 14, 2020

Over 120 students signed a petition to college administrators that Tamar Freeland published online last week.

How are faculty connecting with students during distance learning?

Associate Professor of Writing and Linguistics Shawna Shapiro presented her research on student conceptions of inclusivity at the Fall Faculty Forum in October 2018.

By EMMANUEL TAMRAT

May 7, 2020

Professors have shown that it's possible to build community while practicing social distancing.

Freeze puts hiring on pause, though many positions were already filled

By ROSE EVANS

May 7, 2020

As part of its commitment to pay continuity for existing staff, the college has frozen all hiring that had not been completed before the transition to remote learning.

This isn’t Middlebury’s first time dealing with a pandemic

Four students sit in a dorm room in 1918.

By BEN BEESE

May 7, 2020

“Middlebury faces almost daily changes," reads a December 1918 Campus editorial. "It is with a feeling of wonder as to what will come next that we greet each day and it is not strange that under such conditions the student body should be unusually restless and undecided.”

With decision day on horizon, high school seniors try to get a sense of Midd, remotely

The college announced on April 8 that it would adopt a test-optional admissions policy for the next three years.

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

April 30, 2020

“I had to choose between making a financially sound decision or a decision that makes me happy,” said one perspective student. “I ended up choosing the latter.”

Middlebury’s athletic records that never were

The 2019 baseball team led the all-time record for strikeouts, walks and stolen bases in a season.

By HATTIE LEFAVOUR

April 30, 2020

The Campus spoke with athletes whose final seasons were cut short — and were on the verge of something great.

Faculty narrowly reject the Sense of the Faculty Motion to release MIIS

Middlebury formally acquired its Monterey institute in 2010 after a five-year affiliation agreement.

By RAIN JI

April 30, 2020

The measure failed with 133 faculty, or 52% of attendees, voting against.

The college was about to finally break even on its budget. Then everyone got sent home.

The college was about to finally break even on its budget. Then everyone got sent home.

By SABINE POUX

April 30, 2020

College treasurer David Provost has spent the last four years shrinking the college's operating deficit. Now, with millions in Covid-19-related losses, it's back to where it was in 2017.

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