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Two students wore hazmat suits that said “Everybody is F***ed” at last month's Winter Carnival.

By EDITORIAL BOARD

March 12, 2020

We hear you: this wasn’t how the spring semester was supposed to go. In the wake of President Patton’s email Tuesday, announcing the shift to remote learning following an early, extended spring break, to say that things are “uncertain” feels like an understatement. Talk to anyone on campus: chances...

BevCo sees long lines, drastic sales increase after classes suspended

Students stocked up on drinks at Middlebury Discount Beverage after receiving an announcement from the college that classes will be remote for the remainder of the semester. Students, especially seniors, have been planning parties before leaving campus indefinitely.

By BENJAMIN GLASS

March 11, 2020

Students stocked up on drinks after the college announced the suspension of in-person classes.

Community-building amid coronavirus cancelations

Students created a spreadsheet to help Middlebury community members navigate the indefinite suspension of classes.

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

March 11, 2020

Students created a "mutual aid spreadsheet" with resources to help community members navigate the suspension of classes due to coronavirus.

College confirms suspension of on-campus classes in response to coronavirus concerns

Students eating outside Proctor Dining Hall on March 9.

By CAROLINE KAPP, BOCHU DING, and JAMES FINN

March 10, 2020

Middlebury will begin remote classes following the break on March 30.

Campus waits for news on coronavirus following professor’s email

By CAROLINE KAPP

March 10, 2020

The college has not yet sent out an official statement about plans for suspension.

All schools abroad in Italy canceled due to coronavirus concerns

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

March 5, 2020

Middlebury canceled the three C.V. Starr Schools in Italy for the spring semester due to concerns over the coronavirus COVID-19. Assistant Director of International Programs Alessandra Capossela said the decision was prompted by concerns that students might face more difficulties leaving the country as the virus spreads and governments impose stricter travel travel regulations.

Middlebury C.V. Starr School in Ferrara, Italy canceled amid coronavirus concerns

Middlebury has suspended its school in Ferrara, Italy, after its host university has delayed the start of classes.

By BENJY RENTON

February 27, 2020

Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad continue to react to the global spread of Coronavirus. With over 300 cases confirmed in Italy, Middlebury’s host university in Ferrara, Italy has decided to postpone the start of the semester. As a result, the one Middlebury student currently studying in Fer...

Racism in the time of coronavirus

Racism in the time of coronavirus

By RAIN JI

February 20, 2020

What’s the secret to my newfound social status? The coronavirus.

Incoming Feb deferred due to China travel ban

As the coronavirus continues to spread, people across China are wearing surgical masks to protect themselves from transmission of the virus.

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

February 13, 2020

“I’ve never felt so bad in my life”: President Trump’s travel ban barred ZhiZhong Pu ’24 from matriculating this February with the class of 2023.5.

Experiences from the coronavirus outbreak in China’s capital

A child wears a mask on a Chinese train from Beijing to Harbin on January 25. The recent outbreak of the coronavirus in China has caused Middlebury to suspend its spring semester programs in China and order the return of all students who were studying in China back to the U.S.

By BENJY RENTON

February 13, 2020

I expected to write this column under vastly different circumstances. Instead, I sit writing this piece at home, having repatriated back to the U.S. and now facing a week of self-quarantine.

School in China suspended amidst coronavirus outbreak

Capital Normal University, where students were participating in a Winter Term program, has been closed to all non-university personnel. Students have to check in and out when leaving and returning to campus.

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

January 31, 2020

Program participants, hailing from 15 different universities, were set to start their semesters in the cities of Hangzhou, Kunming and Beijing on February 12.

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