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Happy Valley Orchards, a popular fall spot, is one of the places students will have access to in Phase 2.

Phase Two start date pushed to Thursday, Sept. 17

By Riley Board September 15, 2020

The next period in the college’s “phased approach” to a safe reopening will be pushed back to Thursday, Sept. 17, two days after it was originally planned to begin. Phase Two allows for greater...

Middlebury holds breath as Covid case number sits at two

Middlebury holds breath as Covid case number sits at two

By Tony Sjodin September 10, 2020

Middlebury’s second round of Day Seven Covid-19 tests revealed no new cases of the virus among students, leaving the college’s total number of active cases at two. All enrolled students living...

Porter Medical Center.

Porter Medical Center prepares for a fall semester transformed by the pandemic

By BECCA AMEN September 10, 2020
In partnership with Porter Medical Center (PMC), the college has prepared a written plan for providing student medical care during the fall 2020 semester.
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

By Editorial Board 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.
Staff, cautiously optimistic, face increased workload as students return

Staff, cautiously optimistic, face increased workload as students return

By JAKE GAUGHAN September 10, 2020
“I think the administration is doing that best they can, with having students come back," said one longtime dining employee. "Was it the right decision to have on campus classes? It is such a double edged sword, but we can only hope for the best.”
Volleyball head coach Sarah Raunecker (second from the right) coaches her athletes during the first practice of the fall season on Saturday, September 5. Photo by Van Barth.

Fall coaches adjust to a season without competitive play

By BRINLEA LA BARGE September 10, 2020
Now that fall sports practices have officially begun , Middlebury coaches are getting creative as they comply with health precautions and discuss recruiting, team culture and training logistics in the time of Covid-19.
Covid rules enforcement falls on student leaders

Covid rules enforcement falls on student leaders

By Caroline Kapp and James Finn September 7, 2020

Dozens of pages of online instructions and 151 minutes of educational videos laid out a plethora of restrictions and regulations that were put in place to make a return to campus this fall possible....

Middleburys Covid-19 testing center in Virtue Field House.

Second on-campus student tests positive for Covid-19

By Hattie LeFavour September 4, 2020

A second Middlebury student is in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19, as revealed by the Day Seven test results delivered yesterday for students who arrived on August 26 and 27.  Of...

Notes from the Desk: We’re still a long way from the finish line

Notes from the Desk: We’re still a long way from the finish line

By THE OPINION DESK September 3, 2020

  By August 29, all but one member of the on-campus student body had tested negative upon arrival for Covid-19. As results trickled in Sunday afternoon, cheers echoed down residence halls as...

Middleburys testing center is located in Virtue Field House.

After delays, Aug. 28 testing results show no new Covid-19 cases

By James Finn August 31, 2020

UPDATE: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 12:03 a.m. The student in isolation in Porter House, who was placed in isolation Monday morning after developing Covid-19 symptoms, received a negative test result late...

Letter to the Editor: College Reopening Threatens Local Community

Letter to the Editor: College Reopening Threatens Local Community

By CONCERNED COLLEGE EMPLOYEES August 26, 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...

Middleburys Main Street for MiddView Orientation last year.

Businesses report quarantine violations as first round of students return

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes August 20, 2020

Several local business owners reported seeing whom they suspected were college students wandering town and attempting to patronize their shops as Middlebury College welcomed its first crop of students...

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