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We must protect the town of Middlebury

We must protect the town of Middlebury

By HENRY GANEY August 17, 2020

We all know this semester will be different from previous ones in almost every way imaginable —  online classes, mandatory face masks, constraints on the size of social gatherings and limited, if...

In Isolation: Audio portraits from spring 2020

In Isolation: Audio portraits from spring 2020

By Sadie Housberg and Hattie LeFavour August 13, 2020

“Springtime at Middlebury College typically finds students packing away their parkas, cuffing their jeans, and finding any excuse to bask in the wavering spring sunshine — perhaps too eagerly for the...

Upon their arrival to campus, all students will undergo Covid-19 testing at Virtue Field House.

Following entry testing, Middlebury to test 750 people per week for Covid-19 this fall

By James Finn August 11, 2020

With more than 3,000 Middlebury students, faculty and staff set to return to campus in late August, the college is planning to test 750 of them — on top of those who develop viral symptoms — for...

Members of the Middlebury Selectboard hold their July 28 meeting.

College presents reopening plan at town selectboard meeting

By HENRY GANEY July 30, 2020

College administrators and health officials met with the Middlebury Town Selectboard on July 28 to share the college’s reopening plan with the community. Residents shared their biggest concerns about...

Notes From the Desk: You can’t go home again

By Jake Gaughan July 29, 2020
"It’s been endlessly repeated that we will be returning to a Middlebury unlike one we have ever known," writes Jake Gaughan '22. "The home that we left is no longer there; we cannot return to it."
Over half of fall courses to be offered completely remotely, Campus analysis finds

Over half of fall courses to be offered completely remotely, Campus analysis finds

By Benjy Renton July 27, 2020
When Middlebury announced its reopening plans on June 22, the college estimated that roughly a third of classes — approximately 175 of 530 courses — would be taught remotely in the fall. Based on a Campus analysis of the most recent version of the course catalog, that figure is actually over 50%.
International students orientation in August 2019. Trump administration visa regulations could force international students at schools holding online-only classes to leave the country.

‘Pure Xenophobia’: New ICE policy evicts international students taking only online courses

By Florence Wu July 14, 2020

UPDATE — Tuesday, July 14 The Trump administration has rescinded its policy that would have forced international students pursuing remote learning to leave the country. Middlebury alumna Judge...

Petition calls for the inclusion of students abroad in July housing draw

By Lucy Townend July 14, 2020

Over 160 students have signed a petition requesting that the college allow students currently abroad to participate in the July housing draw with other students.  The petition came after an announcement...

Some dining workers, many of whom interact closely with students, are skeptical that students will adhere to health and safety requirements.

Staff brace for an uncertain on-campus fall semester

By Jake Gaughan July 6, 2020
Looking ahead to August and the return of students to Middlebury, staff members are imagining what work might look like on a campus once again populated by students.
International orientation leaders welcome new students in August 2019. International students are facing tough decisions with regards to the fall semester.

Should I stay or should I go? International students deliberate the fall

By Florence Wu July 6, 2020
As the college unveils its fall semester plans, anxieties about making a decision with limited information and a pressing deadline are overshadowing previous uncertainties related to the fall. While most international students would like to return and reunite with friends, they are also concerned about whether the dramatically altered college experience is worth the long trek back.
Administrators shared information related to the fall semester and responded to the widely circulated email from departed professor Marissel Hernández-Romero.

Administrators discuss plans for fall semester, systemic racism during virtual town hall

By Ideal Dowling July 6, 2020
Panelists from the Student Leadership Group (SLG) and other administrative offices shared an overview of the school’s plans for fall semester during a June 29 student Town Hall hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA).
Middlebury has announced plans for students to return to campus in the fall, with various health protocols and a portion of classes online.

BREAKING: Middlebury announces on-campus instruction for the fall

By Riley Board, Hattie LeFavour, and Bochu Ding June 22, 2020
Middlebury will reopen its campus to students, faculty and staff in the fall with certain precautions. The College plans to welcome students back on September 8 for a 12-week semester, which will continue without interruption until Thanksgiving Break, before a transition to remote learning.
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