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It’s a hard time to be a student, it’s a harder time to be a first year

It’s a hard time to be a student, it’s a harder time to be a first year
September 10, 2020
While we certainly don’t have all the answers, we want to acknowledge how we all got here, validate what you may be feeling and give you some things to look forward to.

Letter to the Editor: College Reopening Threatens Local Community

Letter to the Editor: College Reopening Threatens Local Community
August 25, 2020

The following statement was previously published in the Addison County Independent on August 13, 2020 and signed by current and previous faculty and staff. More individuals have signed since its original...

We must protect the town of Middlebury

We must protect the town of Middlebury
August 17, 2020

We all know this semester will be different from previous ones in almost every way imaginable —  online classes, mandatory face masks, constraints on the size of social gatherings and limited, if...

Notes From the Desk: You can’t go home again

July 28, 2020
"It’s been endlessly repeated that we will be returning to a Middlebury unlike one we have ever known," writes Jake Gaughan '22. "The home that we left is no longer there; we cannot return to it."

Employees endorse remote fall for safety

June 19, 2020
We know and appreciate that the administration has worked tirelessly to assess various situations and balance many factors, both known and unknown. However, we believe that bringing back a significant number of students to campus risks a devastating health crisis, and thus there is only one path forward that prioritizes the health of our community as well as the long-term financial status of the college.

Notes from the desk: In favor of a less outrageous, more authentic online presence

May 7, 2020
"The human experience was never meant to be replicated digitally."

Facing the Covid-19 crisis

May 7, 2020
"While the economic crisis is a reality out of our control, our reaction to it and its outcomes are not."

Now that FOMO’s gone, here’s what we’re missing

Now that FOMO’s gone, here’s what we’re missing
April 30, 2020
If nothing else, lockdown has shown us is that no one really has it all figured out.

Notes from the desk: A return to “Street Haunting”

Notes from the desk: A return to “Street Haunting”
April 27, 2020
"Nine decades before I’d heard the term 'coronavirus,' Woolf anticipated not only the necessity of escaping, but the literal and figurative refuge found by returning."

Notes from the desk: On a world without sports

Notes from the desk: On a world without sports
April 16, 2020
Our senior sports editor writes about a world without sports.

We are in a global crisis, with or without Covid-19

We are in a global crisis, with or without Covid-19
April 9, 2020
"The economic restructuring and dramatic lifestyle changes we have seen in the past weeks prove the kind of large-scale action needed to address climate change has been possible this whole time."

Notes from the desk: Having a parent on the frontlines

April 2, 2020
"My mom stays at work for you, miles and hours away from her loved ones. Please, please stay at home for her."
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