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We are in a global crisis, with or without Covid-19

We are in a global crisis, with or without Covid-19

By HANNAH LAGA ABRAM, SOPHIE CHALFIN-JACOBS, CLAIRE CONTRERAS, DIVYA GUDUR, JADEN HILL, and ASA SKINDER

April 9, 2020

"The economic restructuring and dramatic lifestyle changes we have seen in the past weeks prove the kind of large-scale action needed to address climate change has been possible this whole time."

Admissions office markets Midd in a year roiled by economic downturn, public health crisis

Admissions office markets Midd in a year roiled by economic downturn, public health crisis

By SABINE POUX and with data analysis by BENJY RENTON

April 9, 2020

The college admitted a record-breaking number of students as it faces Covid-19-related challenges that could affect student enrollment.

Coronavirus news in brief: first employee case of Covid-19, wage continuity update and summer planning

The college will make a decision about summer programming by mid-April, Treasurer David Provost said in an interview with the Campus.

By JAMES FINN

April 9, 2020

A Middlebury staff member has contracted Covid-19, Middlebury will continue to pay benefits-eligible staff through June 30, and the college will make a decision by mid-April about summer programming.

SGA redirects unused funds to support students, staff

The SGA Senate at a March 29 Zoom meeting.

By ABIGAIL CHANG

April 9, 2020

The SGA directed $320,000 of its reserve funds to support staff wage continuity, the Student Emergency Fund, and members of the college community who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Update: College maintains opt-in Pass/D/Fail policy

Students can declare Pass/D/Fail using an electronic form from the Registrar’s Office.

By BOCHU DING

April 3, 2020

The college will not alter its current opt-in Pass/D/Fail grading policy after student groups called for changes to the existing guidelines, but will extend the deadline to invoke the option to May 8, according to an email sent to students by Provost Jeff Cason, Dean of Faculty Sujata Moorti and Dean ...

Acceptance rate sees uptick to 24% amid Covid-19 uncertainties

A Preview Days 2019 sign on the Emma Willard House, where the Office of Admissions is housed. The college will not host its annual Preview Days — or any other in-person admissions events — this year.

By BOCHU DING

April 2, 2020

The college offered a total of 2,228 students admission to its class of 2024, comprising 24% of the 9,165 students who applied, according to Dean of Admissions Nicole Curvin. The overall admissions rate saw a major uptick from last year’s 16% — an 8% difference.  21.5% of applicants received o...

With no end to Covid in sight, college will finish semester remotely

The college will hold two commencement ceremonies — one virtual celebration in May and an in-person one at a later date.

By JAMES FINN

April 2, 2020

Following the lead of other colleges and universities, Middlebury will not bring students back to Vermont this semester and has ruled out the possibility of an in-person commencement in May, President Laurie Patton confirmed in an all-campus email Thursday afternoon. In a separate email, Treasurer David Provost detailed a plan t...

“Stay Home, Stay Safe”: stricter guidelines reshape college’s plan for staff

In the new system, staff — including many “essential” facilities workers, will end up working fewer hours. The days they will be forced to take off because of the stay-at-home mandate will come out of their Covid-19 Pay Banks.

By AMELIA POLLARD

April 2, 2020

The college's game plan identifies "essential workers" and reduces the number of staff on campus at any one time.

Work(out) from home: Middlebury athletes adjust to training during a pandemic

An example of one of the at-home workers college athletes now rely on to stay in shape.

By BRINLEA LA BARGE

April 2, 2020

For college athletes, sheltering in place poses an additional question: how to stay in shape.

The community relies on organizations like Open Door Clinic and Charter House. How has Covid-19 affected their practices?

Due to the increasing risks of the Covid-19 outbreak across Addison County, the Charter House Coalition transitioned all its residents from their North Pleasant Street house to local motel facilities. This is one example of organizations in Addison County having to alter their practices in order to continue providing their community-dependent services.

By MICHAEL FRANK

April 2, 2020

Community-based organizations, tasked with helping the county’s least-privileged residents, are now more necessary than ever. As the town of Middlebury begins to see more cases of the novel coronavirus, local aid organizations like the Open Door Clinic (ODC) and Middlebury’s Charter House are bracing to serve the crush of...

Q & A with Senator Ruth Hardy (D-Addison District) on Covid-19

Senator Ruth Hardy (D-Addison District) speaking at Middlebury College in October 2019. Since mid-March, state legislators have passed two major covid-19 related bills in an effort to contain the outbreak of the viral-disease.

By FLORENCE WU

April 2, 2020

Covid-19 has dramatically changed the landscape of life in Addison County and across the state of Vermont in the past few weeks. Middlebury College suspended in-person classes on March 10, and local businesses have been floundering following a March 24 state-issued “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. As of April 1, Vermon...

Middlebury business affected by Covid-19: What you need to know

Middlebury business affected by Covid-19: What you need to know

By BENJAMIN GLASS and BENJY RENTON

April 2, 2020

The Campus has been keeping track of restaurants and retail outlets in the town of Middlebury during Covid-19. Check below to see the status of town businesses.

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