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‘Frustrating and demoralizing’: Trans students struggle to have preferred names recognized on Middlebury’s online systems

MiddTeleHealth, an online health care system new to campus this semester, is one more place where trans students have to worry about being misgendered.
December 3, 2020
At Middlebury, trans students encounter challenges in trying to update the college’s online apparati to reflect their prefered names and pronouns.

After last-minute cancellation, Febs swap Snow Bowl graduation for stadium celebration

After last-minute cancellation, Febs swap Snow Bowl graduation for stadium celebration
December 3, 2020
Members of the Class of 2020.5 are able to “bring febness to whatever [they] do,” as they celebrate their final moments on Middlebury’s campus and prepare to step out into the world.

Carolyn Finney and Woman Stands Shining explore race and displacement

Carolyn Finney and Woman Stands Shining explore race and displacement
December 3, 2020
Dr. Carolynn Finney and Woman Stand Shining discussed race, environment, right relations, and the intertwining narratives of Native Americans and Black Americans during a Nov. 17 talk.

Hannah Laga Abram ’23 wins this year’s Ward Prize

Hannah Laga Abram ’23 wins this year’s Ward Prize
December 3, 2020
The Ward Prize gives recognition to first-years at Middlebury across disciplines with a talent for writing.

College installs eighteen security cameras at McCullough, Bicentennial Hall

College installs eighteen security cameras at McCullough, Bicentennial Hall
Although Community Council approved the installation of security cameras with the understanding that they would only be located outside, the college installed cameras both inside and outside buildings
November 19, 2020
Although Community Council approved the installation of security cameras with the understanding that they would only be located outside, the college installed cameras both inside and outside buildings.

How did Middlebury complete 10,000 Covid-19 tests this semester?

With each Covid-19 test priced at $25, the college projects it will spend roughly $750,000 on testing for the year, including transportation and personnel costs.
November 19, 2020
The college set a goal of testing 750 individuals per week throughout the semester, with some weeks surpassing and some weeks dipping below that tally. Middlebury has less stringent testing measures than some other colleges.

“Hostile Terrain 94”: Middlebury spotlights the death of migrants crossing the border

In an 18 minute long video, Middlebury community members read the name, age, reporting date and cause of death of migrants who perished while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
November 19, 2020
When the U.S. implemented a 1994 policy that increased border patrol presence in urban areas, migration routes were redirected through the harsh desert environments across the southern border. Middlebury’s Hostile Terrain 94 video commemorates the migrants who have perished attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

Campus returns to modified Phase One as Vermont Covid-19 cases surge

In accordance with Gov. Phil Scott's executive order on Friday limiting in-person activities, the college restricted social gatherings to housemates as of 10 pm Saturday.
November 19, 2020
The college adjusted Covid-19 protocol at the end of last week, confining students to campus quarantine on the evening of Nov. 13 and implementing a number of restrictions on social gatherings in line with new Vermont guidelines.

Room and board costs to remain unchanged despite fewer on-campus weeks, remote J-term

Due to fewer breaks and earlier arrival for on-campus quarantine, students will be on campus for nearly the same number of days this fall and spring as they would have been during last year’s fall and spring semesters.
November 19, 2020
Kim Downs-Burns, the associate vice president for Student Financial Services, told the Campus that explained that there is a common misconception that J-term room and board cost is built into the fall and/or spring fees. Costs are actually covered by endowment earnings and other sources outside tuition.

The insider’s guide to moving out during a pandemic

Students must depart campus by 8 p.m. on Nov. 21 and are permitted to have up to two guests during move-out, who must wear face coverings and remain near their vehicles.
November 19, 2020
What do you need to pack and take with you? What can you leave behind? All of your move out day questions, answered.

Students, professors wait in anticipation as Inauguration Day inches closer

The 538 members of the Electoral College will meet in December to cast their votes, which Congress will count in early January.
November 19, 2020
Though the media declared former Vice President Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential race, President Donald Trump has yet to concede. As the President’s lawsuits and claims of election fraud drag on, students and faculty consider the results and the trajectory of the next few months.

New mentorship program reaches out to remote first-years

The mentorship program, which began in earnest this week, includes 51 remote first years and plans to welcome incoming remote first-year Febs.
November 19, 2020
Françoise Niyigena ’21 designed and implemented a program to help remote first years navigate Middlebury from afar, connecting groups of new students with mentors that serve similar roles as the First Year Counselors that typically guide students in college residence halls.
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