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As students await the Monday, June 22 announcement from administrators about whether next fall will be in-person or remote, The Campus looks at what — even if the campus reopens in the fall — will be different about daily life at Middlebury.

What could a mid-pandemic semester at Middlebury look like?

By Riley Board June 18, 2020
As students count down the days until the college’s announcement about procedures for next year, we look at how, even in a best case scenario, life at Middlebury would be altered in the fall.
Developing: Middlebury Schools Abroad announces fall program cancellations

Developing: Middlebury Schools Abroad announces fall program cancellations

By Benjy Renton June 16, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect study abroad and international travel, Middlebury Schools Abroad has announced the suspension of several fall programs. This story will be updated with the...

In the weeks following the campus closure, seamstresses made over 400 masks for students on campus and members of the community.

The sew must go on

By EMILY BALLOU June 8, 2020
The Middlebury College Theatre Department Costume Shop is accustomed to last minute alterations, so when the Covid-19 pandemic hit Vermont, employees quickly changed course from sewing costumes to sewing face masks.
From cluttered homes to an uncertain fall, survey lays bare students’ pandemic struggles

From cluttered homes to an uncertain fall, survey lays bare students’ pandemic struggles

By James Finn and Benjy Renton June 4, 2020
From our Covid-19 student survey, we discovered key insights on the Middlebury student body's experiences of the remote spring semester, summer plans and thoughts on the fall.
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Students packed their belongings into boxes after the school announced the cancellation of in-person classes.

College outlines criteria for retrieving on-campus belongings

By Abigail Chang June 2, 2020
Students not returning in the fall — including students who graduated and students planning to study abroad — will reserve 90-minute time slots to collect their belongings from the college.
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Middlebury trustees promise to match charitable contributions of any amount with $100 in personal donations.

Trustees to match any college donation with $100 through the end of June

By Riley Board May 30, 2020
The matching donations will support the Student Emergency Fund, the Fund for Staff Support, and the Financial Aid Fund, among others.
Notes from the desk: A roadmap for the summer

Notes from the desk: A roadmap for the summer

By Bochu Ding May 29, 2020
"Trying times call for trying new measures," writes Editor in Chief Bochu Ding '21. "As we all embark on an 'unprecedented' summer, we at The Campus are looking forward to navigating these uncharted territories alongside you."
Local residents spotted students on South Street, among other locations in town.

Students return to Middlebury surrounding senior week, sparking safety concerns

By Abigail Chang May 29, 2020
“It’s very quiet when there are no students around, and we love having the students come back and all the energy they bring,” said Middlebury resident Barbara Marlow. “This [incident] did not feel like that to the people who were affected. It felt disrespectful, and it felt frightening because of the health concerns involved.”
Jason Collins delivers a short message during the virtual senior celebration.

First openly gay NBA player Jason Collins named commencement speaker

By Hattie LeFavour May 24, 2020

The class of 2020 commencement speaker will be Jason Collins, a retired professional basketball player and the first male active sports athlete in a major sport to come out as gay. Collins graduated...

Unless approved to stay longer, students currently living on campus will move out of their residence halls by the end of May.

Remaining students asked to leave campus by end of May

By Abigail Chang May 17, 2020
"No student will be required to leave without a safe alternative in place," wrote senior associate dean of students Derek Doucet.
Faculty members reinstate Middlebury chapter of AAUP

Faculty members reinstate Middlebury chapter of AAUP

By ABIGAIL CHANG May 14, 2020
Faculty hope to mitigate cuts to employee compensation as Middlebury explores ways to reduce the financial toll of the pandemic.
In the last two months, relations between administrators and staff have become strained as the global health crisis puts financial and logistical strain on the college.

Admin-staff relations tested by health crisis

By Amelia Pollard and Sabine Poux May 14, 2020
As the college faces significant logistic and economic challenges from the health crisis, relations between administrators and staff are being tested in a way they have not been before.
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