The Middlebury Campus

Remaining students asked to leave campus by end of May

Unless approved to stay longer, students currently living on campus will move out of their residence halls by the end of May.

By Abigail Chang

May 17, 2020

"No student will be required to leave without a safe alternative in place," wrote senior associate dean of students Derek Doucet.

Faculty members reinstate Middlebury chapter of AAUP

Faculty members reinstate Middlebury chapter of AAUP

By ABIGAIL CHANG

May 14, 2020

Faculty hope to mitigate cuts to employee compensation as Middlebury explores ways to reduce the financial toll of the pandemic.

Admin-staff relations tested by health crisis

In the last two months, relations between administrators and staff have become strained as the global health crisis puts financial and logistical strain on the college.

By Amelia Pollard and Sabine Poux

May 14, 2020

As the college faces significant logistic and economic challenges from the health crisis, relations between administrators and staff are being tested in a way they have not been before.

Career Center assists students with internships, entering the job market in uncertain time

Career Center assists students with internships, entering the job market in uncertain time

By TONY SJODIN

May 14, 2020

The CCI is hosting daily virtual "Quick Questions" and other online programming to support students in their career exploration this summer.

Student environmental organizers find ways to keep active from home

Student environmental organizers find ways to keep active from home

By NICOLE POLLACK

May 14, 2020

When sports seasons were canceled and classes went remote, activism did, too.

College landscapers continue to work amidst campus shutdown

The Main Quad in October 2019.

By Porter Bowman

May 14, 2020

“If we’re not safe landscaping and working outside, we’re not safe anywhere,” said landscaper Todd Weedman. “My wife is in more danger going to the grocery store than I am going to work.”

Students and counselors navigate challenges of tele-mental health care

Counselors at Parton were able to hold Zoom counseling sessions with many students, and Parton-led support groups have seen a large increase in participation over the past several weeks.

By James Finn

May 14, 2020

Parton overhauled its counseling program over spring break in anticipation of Covid-19 realities, but regulations in many states prevent counselors from continuing to hold sessions with some students.

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.

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