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Professor Khalifas dogs Frida (left) and Cleo (right) sometimes make guest lecturing appearances on his recorded lectures.

Remote professors tinker with course content and build virtual communities

By Charlie Keohane October 8, 2020
Many professors face successes and setbacks as they adjust to a semester of online learning.
How does contact tracing work at Middlebury?

How does contact tracing work at Middlebury?

By Tony Sjodin October 8, 2020
What happens if a Middlebury community member tests positive for Covid-19? What is the next step? Middlebury has partnered with the VDH to tackle contact tracing.
An outbreak of 26 new Covid-19 cases in Addison County is contained to Champlain Orchards in Shoreham. State health officials say that students and the public are not at risk.

BREAKING: Covid-19 outbreak of 26 cases in Addison County linked to Champlain Orchards

By Riley Board October 5, 2020

UPDATE: Oct. 7  An additional Champlain Orchards employee has tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total up to 27. On the afternoon of Oct. 5, College Physician Mark Peluso told students...

Although the Chip Kenyon ’85 Arena usually serves as the home for the men’s and women’s ice hockey programs, this year it has been transformed into a cardio space due to COVID-19 changes.

Cleans and cleaning: athletic facilities return in Phase Two

By Neta Kafka October 1, 2020

As Middlebury College gave the green light for students to venture into town on Sept. 17, just as thrilling for many students was the reopening of the college’s athletic facilities, a key feature of...

Faculty at Home: Series redefines the classroom

Faculty at Home: Series redefines the classroom

By Courtney Wright October 1, 2020
Two professors started a remote lecture series that allows all members of the Middlebury community to learn across disciplines from their own homes.
Emma Luber (left) poses in her PPE

The essential workers among us: MiddKids on the frontlines

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes and Sarah Miller September 24, 2020

As states across the country issued stay-at-home orders last spring, essential workers carried on working and took on personal risks to keep the country functioning. Among their ranks were several Middlebury...

The admissions office is located at the historic Emma Willard House, named for the pioneer in women’s education who resided there and established a school for girls in her home.

Prospective students partake in a new age of admissions

By Adil Alvi September 24, 2020
Prospective students face unique challenges in deciding where to attend college. Middlebury’s Admissions Office has implemented new virtual programming so it can still reach these students.
To-go containers pile up in campus dumpsters, overwhelming the college’s compost facility.

Sustainability concerns pile up amid packaged meal protocols

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.”
Pandemic migration fuels Vermont real estate market

Pandemic migration fuels Vermont real estate market

By Jack Summersby September 17, 2020
Vermont real estate has perked up as people flee crowded cities and states with higher Covid-19 rates, but some agents are doubtful of lasting benefits.
McKibben is pictured at a Middlebury event from January 2019.

Overlapping crises: Bill McKibben on social solidarity in a world after Covid-19

By Nicole Pollack September 17, 2020
In Friday’s remote lecture, scholar-in-residence Bill McKibben drew comparisons between the pandemic and the climate crisis. “We have this huge mix of crises on top of each other,” he said.
Independence with caveats: Students explore off-campus living during Covid-19

Independence with caveats: Students explore off-campus living during Covid-19

By Charlotte Crutchlow September 17, 2020
Students living off-campus this semester adapt to pandemic restrictions and increased surveillance.
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.
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