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Local business takes hit from mandated closures and quarantined public

Businesses on Main Street and across town have been confronted with major roadblocks this past week due the outbreak of Covid-19. All restaurants in town were forced to halt dining services on Tuesday by a state mandate, and many retailers have seen a sharp decline in customer sales.

By BENJAMIN GLASS and LUCY TOWNEND

March 20, 2020

As Middlebury College students evacuated campus and Covid-19 broke out in Vermont, town businesses saw a decline in sales and were forced to close or reduce staff.

Porter Hospital confirms Addison County’s first case of Covid-19

By ANNA WOOD

March 19, 2020

The individual tested positive through Porter Hospital's drive-through testing service and is now self-isolating.

Approximately 175 students approved to stay on campus

By CAROLINE KAPP

March 19, 2020

Fewer than 140 students remain on campus as they wait with uncertainty for the college's next steps.

Prompt for contributors: March 19

March 19, 2020

We want to hear about the litany of feelings that characterized many students’ last few days on campus.

A plea for international students

By ARTHUR MARTINS, MASUD TYREE LEWIS, KELLY ZHOU, CLAIRE MOY, MONIQUE SANTOSO, HUSSAM ALZUBAIDY, and ARIANA POPA

March 19, 2020

As the International Students’ Organization Executive Board, we are distressed about the impact the administration’s decision to evacuate campus.

On crisis and community

On crisis and community

By LYNN TRAVNIKOVA

March 19, 2020

It’s taken a pandemic for me to feel it, but real community can happen at Middlebury.

Senior Week in March: Covid-19 truncates seniors’ final semester

Seniors trekked to the football field for the time-honored tradition of watching the sunrise the day of graduation. But this time, no one was graduating.

By AMELIA POLLARD

March 19, 2020

Last Tuesday, an email leaked announcing Middlebury's move to remote learning. Within minutes, a self-proclaimed "Senior Week" had begun.

College offers Pass/D/Fail option for all classes in spring semester

On Tuesday, the Registrar’s Office sent an email to all students with an electronic form to declare Pass/D/Fail.

By BOCHU DING

March 17, 2020

Do you plan to invoke the Pass/D/Fail option this semester? Let us know in our poll.

Vandalism spikes as students prepare to leave campus

A town road sign was torn from the ground and discarded outside of Twilight Hall on the night of Thursday, March 12, two days after students were notified that they would be required to evacuate campus.

By RILEY BOARD

March 15, 2020

Normally, two employees must walk the campus twice a week for two hours to clear the campus of trash and hazards outside. On Thursday and Friday, it took teams of five entire days.

Developing: Middlebury suspends all programs abroad and in Monterey

Developing: Middlebury suspends all programs abroad and in Monterey

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES and BENJY RENTON

March 13, 2020

As of Friday, March 13, all Middlebury programs abroad have been suspended for the spring semester due to travel concerns related to the coronavirus.

Updates: College details plan to send students home

On Wednesday evening, students gathered outside Mead Chapel at 9 p.m. for a cathartic release: a scream.

By BOCHU DING and CAROLINE KAPP

March 12, 2020

Prompted by growing coronavirus concerns, students will attend classes remotely following an extended two-week spring break.

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