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May 8, 2020

A series of stories and perspectives on how Covid-19 has impacted the lives of people in the Middlebury community. Check out the third round of publications.

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.”

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

By LILY LAESCH

May 7, 2020

"The human experience was never meant to be replicated digitally."

Facing the Covid-19 crisis

By THE COMMITTEE ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

May 7, 2020

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

Three Vermont state colleges face uncertain futures

NVU-Lyndon, in Lyndonville, Vt., is one of three public Vermont colleges that Chancellor of the Vermont State College System (VSCS), Jeb Spaulding, planned on closing following an April 17th announcement. The VSCS has since withdrawn this plan, however the fate of these colleges remains unclear.

By JACK SUMMERSBY

April 30, 2020

Increased financial stress has put the future of three public Vermont colleges in question.

With lack of storage and low demand, dairy farms resort to milk dumping

Monument Farms, based in Weybridge, is one of the hundreds of Vermont dairy producers impacted by the economic realities of the Covid-19 outbreak. Demand fluctuation and a lack of infrastructure has given the industry no option but to dump its milk.

By ANNA WOOD

April 30, 2020

The state’s already struggling dairy industry has been destroying its sitting supply of milk in a reluctant response to Covid-19 economic realities.

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

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

By EDITORIAL BOARD

April 30, 2020

If nothing else, lockdown has shown us is that no one really has it all figured out.

Middlebury alumnus starts fundraiser for local business

The Old Stone Mill, one of five recipients of a GoFundMe fundraiser organized by Nicholas Milazzo ‘18.5. Milazzo’s focussed his efforts on the Old Stone Mill, Royal Oak Coffee, Fire and Ice, Costello’s Market and Magic Wok based on his own research to assess the vulnerability of restaurants and markets across town.

By BECCA AMEN

April 30, 2020

Currently, the alumnus, Nicholas Milazzo '18.5, plans to allocate the money raised among five locally owned businesses.

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.

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