College undergoes a rocky transition to Oracle finance system

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

November 7, 2019

The recent change has caused frustrating and challenges among students, faculty, and staff, who think that the system change occurred before Technology Services was prepared to address issues that arose with the software.

2019 Fall Profile shows increases in students of color and from southern states at Middlebury

2019 Fall Profile shows increases in students of color and from southern states at Middlebury

By RILEY BOARD

November 7, 2019

The current student body is the least-white in Middlebury history, with 26% students of color.

Struggles at 75 Shannon Street

Struggles at 75 Shannon Street

By KAYLA LICHTMAN

November 7, 2019

The renovations of Munroe Hall have displaced faculty offices for a handful of departments. These professors have had to downsize their office space to cubicles at the Shannon Street building, which complicated certain daily tasks.

“I look at bilingualism as an asset, nothing less”

“I look at bilingualism as an asset, nothing less”

By ZEKE HODKIN

November 7, 2019

The PBS news anchor and professor-of-the-practice at Arizona State University gave a lecture detailing her multiple career changes, the backlash she faced for pronouncing words in her accent and the benefits of diversity in the field of journalism.

NESCAC Votes: Students and staff strategize voter participation efforts for the 2020 elections

NESCAC Votes: Students and staff strategize voter participation efforts for the 2020 elections

By EMMANUEL TAMRAT

November 7, 2019

Delegates from NESCAC schools convened at the two-day event to share methods for increasing political participation and best practices for facilitating political discussions in the classroom.

Commencement moved to afternoon for Eid al-Fitr

Commencement moved to afternoon for Eid al-Fitr

By ABIGAIL CHANG

November 7, 2019

Soyibou Sylla ’20, the president of the Muslim Student Association said he felt “heard, considered and included” after learning of the change.

Citing low wages and ‘voicelessness,’ some facilities staff push for union

Citing low wages and ‘voicelessness,’ some facilities staff push for union

By SABINE POUX and SADIE HOUSBERG

October 31, 2019

Catalyzed in part by last year's workforce planning process, some facilities staff members reached out to a union representative over the summer about organizing.

Commons system to be eliminated starting next fall

Commons system to be eliminated starting next fall

By ARIADNE WILL

October 31, 2019

In response to several years of review, and concern about financial efficiency, the college announced in mid-October the restructuring of student residential life systems.

Middlebury voted to divest. Now what?

Middlebury voted to divest. Now what?

By AMELIA POLLARD and ZACH LEVITT

October 31, 2019

After years of student activism, the college agreed to cease all new investments in fossil fuels and divest from existing commitments over the next 15 years. We explore the factors that led the college to agree to this ambitious plan and the challenges moving forward.

Contractors hired in response to custodial staff shortages

Contractors hired in response to custodial staff shortages

By NORA PEACHIN

October 31, 2019

A team of independent contractors began cleaning nearly all of the small residential spaces on campus on Oct. 14. This shift came as a result of ongoing custodial staff shortages.

First trustee meeting addresses ‘BLUEprint’ commons system changes, student-faculty relationship and more

By RILEY BOARD

October 31, 2019

Trustees visited campus for their first meeting of the academic year, mingled with staff and stuff and discussed the Board agenda.

College chaplain completes third pilgrimage to Mecca

College chaplain completes third pilgrimage to Mecca

By CECELIA SCHEUER

October 31, 2019

Three years ago, Saifa Hussain set out on a journey to connect more deeply to her faith. Now, at just 28 years old, she has fulfilled the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca three times.

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