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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.

What we talk about when we talk about coronavirus

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.

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