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College to receive 1.8 million in CARES Act stimulus

College to receive 1.8 million in CARES Act stimulus

By BENJY RENTON

April 30, 2020

The funds will be used to cover student emergency financial aid grants and offset Covid-19 related expenses that have already been paid.

Some summer programs to take place remotely, others are canceled

The view from Snake Mountain in July 2019.

By LILY JONES and ROYA TOURAN

April 30, 2020

Some Middlebury programs will be taught through remote instruction this summer, while several others have been canceled.

Admissions will try out test-optional policy

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

By CAROLINE KAPP

April 30, 2020

Under the test-optional policy, students may choose not to submit any test scores as part of their application for admission.

Turner House, Homer Harris revoked from rising juniors

By HATTIE LEFAVOUR

April 30, 2020

In response to anger from the rising senior class, Turner House and Homer Harris House are no longer available as superblocks for rising juniors.

As world shuts down, sophomores rethink fall semesters abroad

Students perused brochures and chatted with college faculty at a study abroad fair last fall.

By RILEY BOARD

April 16, 2020

In a normal year, over half of Middlebury’s junior class studies abroad. Next year will likely be different.

When it comes to grading, who has the last word?

This spring has been marked by an extended debate over the way students' remote work should be graded, with questions of equity taking center stage.

By TONY SJODIN

April 16, 2020

Just as the administration seemed to have made a final decision to enforce an opt-in Pass/D/Fail system, faculty motioned for the college to adopt mandatory credit/no-credit grading for this semester.

Midd clubs get creative to bridge the geographic gap

Middlebury Discount Comedy most recently performed

By Rachel Lu

April 16, 2020

Two-and-a-half weeks ago, President Laurie Patton signed off her college-wide email with Middlebury Discount Comedy’s rendition of “Imagine,” urging the community to use imagination and support each other while off campus. Embodying the message, student clubs have continued to function as creative outlets and community spaces...

Senior committee looks to on-campus commencement and Senior Week celebration

Conditions permitting, the college plans to conduct a three-to-five day senior celebration in mid-to-late August to replace Senior Week.

By RILEY BOARD

April 16, 2020

Plans are already underway for a three-to-five day senior celebration in mid-to-late August to replace Senior Week, CDC guidelines permitting.

Grading debate stretches on as faculty consider mandatory credit/no credit system

Today's Faculty Council meeting took place on Zoom and was attended by 250 participants. It was the first faculty meeting since the college suspended in-person classes last month.

By RAIN JI

April 10, 2020

Faculty members motioned to change Middlebury’s current grading policy to a mandatory credit/no-credit system this morning. Faculty will vote to either approve or deny the motion at a meeting next Friday, April 17. 

Tenure-bound faculty may defer review process to fall

“For the 10 of us under review, the anxiety of a difficult, fraught period has been exacerbated,” said Professor of Luso-Hispanic Studies Nicolas Poppe in an email to The Campus. Here, Poppe at home with his three young kids.

By HANNAH BENSEN

April 9, 2020

Ten faculty members remain uncertain as they await the results of their tenure reviews this semester.

Coronavirus news in brief: first employee case of Covid-19, wage continuity update and summer planning

The college will make a decision about summer programming by mid-April, Treasurer David Provost said in an interview with the Campus.

By JAMES FINN

April 9, 2020

A Middlebury staff member has contracted Covid-19, Middlebury will continue to pay benefits-eligible staff through June 30, and the college will make a decision by mid-April about summer programming.

SGA redirects unused funds to support students, staff

The SGA Senate at a March 29 Zoom meeting.

By ABIGAIL CHANG

April 9, 2020

The SGA directed $320,000 of its reserve funds to support staff wage continuity, the Student Emergency Fund, and members of the college community who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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