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Update: College maintains opt-in Pass/D/Fail policy

Update: College maintains opt-in Pass/D/Fail policy

By BOCHU DING

April 3, 2020

The college will not alter its current opt-in Pass/D/Fail grading policy after student groups called for changes to the existing guidelines, but will extend the deadline to invoke the option to May 8, according to an email sent to students by Provost Jeff Cason, Dean of Faculty Sujata Moorti and Dean ...

Acceptance rate sees uptick to 24% amid Covid-19 uncertainties

Acceptance rate sees uptick to 24% amid Covid-19 uncertainties

By BOCHU DING

April 2, 2020

The college offered a total of 2,228 students admission to its class of 2024, comprising 24% of the 9,165 students who applied, according to Dean of Admissions Nicole Curvin. The overall admissions rate saw a major uptick from last year’s 16% — an 8% difference.  21.5% of applicants received o...

With no end to Covid in sight, college will finish semester remotely

With no end to Covid in sight, college will finish semester remotely

By JAMES FINN

April 2, 2020

Following the lead of other colleges and universities, Middlebury will not bring students back to Vermont this semester and has ruled out the possibility of an in-person commencement in May, President Laurie Patton confirmed in an all-campus email Thursday afternoon. In a separate email, Treasurer David Provost detailed a plan t...

“Stay Home, Stay Safe”: stricter guidelines reshape college’s plan for staff

“Stay Home, Stay Safe”: stricter guidelines reshape college’s plan for staff

By AMELIA POLLARD

April 2, 2020

The college's game plan identifies "essential workers" and reduces the number of staff on campus at any one time.

Stanger to take additional year of leave at Stanford and Library of Congress

Stanger to take additional year of leave at Stanford and Library of Congress

By SABINE POUX

April 2, 2020

She will spend the year working on her upcoming book, tentatively titled “Consumers vs. Citizens: Social Inequality and Democracy’s Public Sphere in a Big Data World."

In game-time decision, college ski areas close early to maintain social distancing

In game-time decision, college ski areas close early to maintain social distancing

By PORTER BOWMAN

April 2, 2020

The Snow Bowl and Rikert Nordic Center closed shortly after the college suspended in-person classes.

Over 120 students remain in near-empty dorms, dining halls

Over 120 students remain in near-empty dorms, dining halls

By ABIGAIL CHANG

April 2, 2020

Students remaining on campus have limited access to facilities as the college implements social distancing measures.

Joining forces with town, Middlebury repurposes resources and offers support

Joining forces with town, Middlebury repurposes resources and offers support

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

April 2, 2020

The college is preparing its facilities to provide additional support to Porter Medical Center and the greater community.

Grading takes center stage as students prepare for unprecedented shift to online classes

Grading takes center stage as students prepare for unprecedented shift to online classes

By TONY SJODIN

March 28, 2020

Students organized the #FairGradesMidd and #OptInMidd petitions, generating buzz among students and faculty, after the college announced an opt-in Pass/D/Fail grading policy.

Developing: Commencements across Vermont and the Northeast affected by Covid-19

Developing: Commencements across Vermont and the Northeast affected by Covid-19

By BENJY RENTON

March 28, 2020

Last updated April 2, 3:30 p.m. Colleges across Vermont and Middlebury's peer schools in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) have been faced with the possibility of not conducting commencement exercises as originally planned, due to concerns about in-person gatherings during the coronavir...

Midd students scramble to get home as Covid-19 shuts down programs abroad

Midd students scramble to get home as Covid-19 shuts down programs abroad

By JAMES FINN

March 23, 2020

Students struggled with quickly-changing travel restrictions and a chaotic return home as their study abroad programs were suspended.

The college’s ‘first priority’: continuing staff wages

The college’s ‘first priority’: continuing staff wages

By AMELIA POLLARD

March 22, 2020

At Middlebury--the largest employer in Addison County--the college’s crisis management team has developed a roadmap for maintaining staff wages after most students departed during the unfolding pandemic. 

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