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Class-action lawsuit against Middlebury seeks spring tuition refund

Class-action lawsuit against Middlebury seeks spring tuition refund

By Amelia Pollard

September 30, 2020

A class-action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court late last week accuses Middlebury College of not adequately reimbursing students for spring tuition.

Student reports being the target of a racial slur on campus

The intersection between College Street and HMKL Way is where the incident occurred, according to Rodney Adams ’21.

By Jake Gaughan

September 26, 2020

A day of resistance and solidarity was soured by the actions of a pair of students behind Ross last night. Rodney Adams ’21 and Jameel Uddin ’22 were preparing for a relaxing evening after a day of protesting when two white students confronted and harassed them with a racial slur, according to Ad...

Changes to Title IX alter reporting and investigation procedures

Signs posted on billboards around campus provide various campus and community resources for survivors of sexual assault and harassment.

By Caroline Kapp

September 24, 2020

New regulations related to the 1972 federal civil rights law which prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs have changed the Title IX investigation and hearing process at Middlebury.

The essential workers among us: MiddKids on the frontlines

Emma Luber (left) poses in her PPE

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes and Sarah Miller

September 24, 2020

As states across the country issued stay-at-home orders last spring, essential workers carried on working and took on personal risks to keep the country functioning. Among their ranks were several Middlebury students who faced daily concerns about personal and familial health, battled exhaustion, bal...

Prospective students partake in a new age of admissions

The admissions office is located at the historic Emma Willard House, named for the pioneer in women’s education who resided there and established a school for girls in her home.

By Adil Alvi

September 24, 2020

Prospective students face unique challenges in deciding where to attend college. Middlebury’s Admissions Office has implemented new virtual programming so it can still reach these students.

Student leaders take on an orientation like never before

Rachel Lu '23 organized an in-person meetup with several first-years in Shanghai.

By Abigail Chang

September 24, 2020

This year’s first year orientation had to be adapted for both on-campus and remote students; the Student Activities Office and student leaders adjusted MiddView to a Covid-19 semester.

College bars 22 students from campus over Covid-19 policy violations

Atwater residence halls, the site of the two gatherings Thursday night.

By Amelia Pollard

September 22, 2020

For two groups of students, Phase Two festivities came to a grinding halt when Public Safety officers knocked on their doors Thursday night.

Sustainability concerns pile up amid packaged meal protocols

To-go containers pile up in campus dumpsters, overwhelming the college’s compost facility.

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes

September 17, 2020

“Middlebury does an amazing job prioritizing sustainability and the environment during a typical semester, this semester is not typical, and when the rubber hits the road health and safety has to come first.”

Overlapping crises: Bill McKibben on social solidarity in a world after Covid-19

McKibben is pictured at a Middlebury event from January 2019.

By Nicole Pollack

September 17, 2020

In Friday’s remote lecture, scholar-in-residence Bill McKibben drew comparisons between the pandemic and the climate crisis. “We have this huge mix of crises on top of each other,” he said.

Seeing early success, NESCACs navigate on-campus life during Covid-19

Seeing early success, NESCACs navigate on-campus life during Covid-19

By Lily Jones

September 17, 2020

Middlebury, along with its peers in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, have been able to maintain low Covid-19 rates through a mix of geographical and size advantages paired with stringent health protocol.

School of Abenaki pilots first summer remotely

School of Abenaki pilots first summer remotely

By Catherine McLaughlin

September 17, 2020

“The Abenaki language needs speakers to help keep it alive,” Jesse Bowman Bruchac said, reflecting on this summer’s two-week pilot program on Abenaki language and culture.

Phase Two start date pushed to Thursday, Sept. 17

Happy Valley Orchards, a popular fall spot, is one of the places students will have access to in Phase 2.

By Riley Board

September 15, 2020

The next period in the college’s “phased approach” to a safe reopening will be pushed back to Thursday, Sept. 17, two days after it was originally planned to begin. Phase Two allows for greater freedoms, including leaving campus for other locations in Addison County and relaxing physical d...

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