The Middlebury Campus

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 The VSCS has since withdrawn this plan, however the fate of these colleges remains unclear.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.

NCAA extends athletic eligibility for 2020 spring athletes

By NICK NONNENMACHER

April 30, 2020

In light of the NCAA announcement on March 12 cancelling all remaining winter and spring sports championships due to the evolving Covid-19 health threat, the collegiate sports governing body has extended eligibility for Division III spring sports athletes.

Faculty narrowly reject the Sense of the Faculty Motion to release MIIS

Middlebury formally acquired its Monterey institute in 2010 after a five-year affiliation agreement.

By RAIN JI

April 30, 2020

The measure failed with 133 faculty, or 52% of attendees, voting against.

The college was about to finally break even on its budget. Then everyone got sent home.

The college was about to finally break even on its budget. Then everyone got sent home.

By SABINE POUX

April 30, 2020

College treasurer David Provost has spent the last four years shrinking the college's operating deficit. Now, with millions in Covid-19-related losses, it's back to where it was in 2017.

Zombies to Genomics: Faculty find creative ways to teach the pandemic

By PORTER BOWMAN

April 30, 2020

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, many Middlebury professors are revising their syllabi to address themes arising from the pandemic in creative ways.

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