The Middlebury Campus

In praise of a humbler, more human Middlebury

By EDITORIAL BOARD

April 2, 2020

Not many would characterize Middlebury’s student-administration relationship as “simple.” Mere weeks ago, the college faced intense, sustained outcry from students protesting Charles Murray’s third controversial invitation to speak on campus. On Murray and other issues, students have critiqued...

Over 120 students remain in near-empty dorms, dining halls

To promote social distancing, students are no longer permitted to eat inside Proctor dining hall.

By ABIGAIL CHANG

April 2, 2020

Students remaining on campus have limited access to facilities as the college implements social distancing measures.

Joining forces with town, Middlebury repurposes resources and offers support

As Covid-19 spreads throughout Vermont, Middlebury is prepared to repurpose Chip Kenyon Arena to host a Department of Health mobile hospital unit in the event that coronavirus cases exceed Porter Medical Center’s current capacity.

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

April 2, 2020

The college is preparing its facilities to provide additional support to Porter Medical Center and the greater community.

What happens now that we’re all in long-distance friendships?

By GENEVIEVE HERRON

March 24, 2020

Genevieve Herron '23 proposes a solution to the difficulty of long-distance friendships: letter writing.

Midd students scramble to get home as Covid-19 shuts down programs abroad

Shuttered storefronts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Middlebury's programs abroad were cancelled on March 13.

By JAMES FINN

March 23, 2020

Students struggled with quickly-changing travel restrictions and a chaotic return home as their study abroad programs were suspended.

Online dating in the era of Covid-19

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By SEX PANTHER

March 22, 2020

Our Sex Panther has compiled all the best coronavirus references from the dating apps she's been scanning while sheltering in place at home.

The college’s ‘first priority’: continuing staff wages

College employees were all-hands-on-deck as students were asked to move out mid-semester due to Covid-19.

By AMELIA POLLARD

March 22, 2020

At Middlebury--the largest employer in Addison County--the college’s crisis management team has developed a roadmap for maintaining staff wages after most students departed during the unfolding pandemic. 

Please don’t take a vacation in the middle of a global pandemic

By JAKE GAUGHAN

March 21, 2020

"Right now, your decisions as a traveler, as a tourist, are bound to have unintended consequences."

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.

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