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Campus survey finds split opinions on the fall, widespread Covid-19 violations and mental health struggles

Campus survey finds split opinions on the fall, widespread Covid-19 violations and mental health struggles

By Hannah Bensen and Benjy Renton January 23, 2021

Although two-thirds of students said they did not regret their Fall 2020 enrollment decision, 76% of students said their mental health was worse during the fall semester than during a typical semester...

From cluttered homes to an uncertain fall, survey lays bare students’ pandemic struggles

From cluttered homes to an uncertain fall, survey lays bare students’ pandemic struggles

By James Finn and Benjy Renton June 4, 2020
From our Covid-19 student survey, we discovered key insights on the Middlebury student body's experiences of the remote spring semester, summer plans and thoughts on the fall.
Vermonters show trust in state’s response, support extended social distancing, poll shows

Vermonters show trust in state’s response, support extended social distancing, poll shows

By BENJY RENTON May 14, 2020
A vast majority of Vermonters show a desire to delay the reopening of the state’s economy and continue social distancing restrictions, even as 26% surveyed have been laid off or lost a job, according to new polling data from a nationwide survey.
In the last two months, relations between administrators and staff have become strained as the global health crisis puts financial and logistical strain on the college.

Admin-staff relations tested by health crisis

By Amelia Pollard and Sabine Poux May 14, 2020
As the college faces significant logistic and economic challenges from the health crisis, relations between administrators and staff are being tested in a way they have not been before.
Technology services step up to make remote learning happen

Technology services step up to make remote learning happen

By Rachel Lu May 14, 2020
8,000 Zoom meetings have been held since May 1, in contrast to roughly 700 per week prior to Covid-19.
Zeitgeist 2020

Zeitgeist 2020

By BENJY RENTON May 7, 2020
At times, students' concerns at Middlebury can feel amorphous. Through the second annual Zeitgeist survey, we hope to bridge the gap between data analysis and journalism.
The college was about to finally break even on its budget. Then everyone got sent home.

The college was about to finally break even on its budget. Then everyone got sent home.

By SABINE POUX April 30, 2020
College treasurer David Provost has spent the last four years shrinking the college's operating deficit. Now, with millions in Covid-19-related losses, it's back to where it was in 2017.
Admissions office markets Midd in a year roiled by economic downturn, public health crisis

Admissions office markets Midd in a year roiled by economic downturn, public health crisis

The college admitted a record-breaking number of students as it faces Covid-19-related challenges that could affect student enrollment.
Introduction: The Spirit of the Times

Introduction: The Spirit of the Times

By BOCHU DING May 2, 2019

“Would you support the construction of a swirly slide inside the Great Hall of Bicentennial Hall? We're talking a 6-story curling slide that has entry points on all floors and ends on the second floor,...

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