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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.

Notes from the desk: Having a parent on the frontlines

By LILY LAESCH

April 2, 2020

"My mom stays at work for you, miles and hours away from her loved ones. Please, please stay at home for her."

Town businesses lay-off staff, offer curbside service following state-wide Stay Home order

Businesses have resorted to delivery or curbside pick-up as Governor Scott’s recent Stay Home, Stay Safe order forces businesses to drastically change the way they operate.

By LUCY TOWNEND

April 2, 2020

Middlebury businesses are facing increasing hardship after Governor Phil Scott issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order for the state of Vermont on Tuesday, March 24. Issued as an amendment to the state of emergency declared on March 13, the order prohibits the in-person operation of non-essential businesses, forcing st...

Seasons end abruptly due to coronavirus

The NCAA canceled all remaining competitions and winter championships, including the women’s hockey’s NCAA quarterfinal between Middlebury and Endicott College. The game was slated to take place on Saturday, March 14.

By MIGUEL ESPINOSA

April 2, 2020

The NESCAC canceled all competitions, including conference championships, on March 11 to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The presidents of all 11 NESCAC institutions agreed unanimously on the decision.

In game-time decision, college ski areas close early to maintain social distancing

The Snow Bowl during Winter Carnival, only a week and a half before the college announced it would be suspending in-person classes and sending most students home.

By PORTER BOWMAN

April 2, 2020

The Snow Bowl and Rikert Nordic Center closed shortly after the college suspended in-person classes.

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