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All Covid-19 testing for students takes place in Virtue Field House.

Arrival-day testing finds one positive case

By Abigail Chang February 24, 2021

One student tested positive for Covid-19 out of 1,932 tests conducted during Sunday and Monday’s Day Zero arrival testing, according to an email from the college. The student is currently in isolation...

New outdoor options will include fire pits and an ice rink near McCullough Student Center.

New outdoor spaces and student events are in store this spring

By Charlie Keohane February 15, 2021
Facilities staff and the Student Activities Office have worked to increase outdoor social offerings for the spring semester, adding 25 new fire pits and collecting skis for students to use on the college golf course.
Akhil Rao’s doctoral dissertation won the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation award in the social sciences field.

Middlebury professor Akhil Rao wins national dissertation award

By Hannah Bensen February 15, 2021
“Rao’s work on the economics of using Earth's orbits is pathbreaking and crucial for humanity’s successful exploration of space,” said Middlebury Assistant Professor of Economics Julia Berazneva.
Rather than continuing the phased reopening approach of the fall, the college has opted to create a Campus Status webpage that will be updated each week based on the local and national state of the pandemic.

College sunsets phased reopening model, go/snitch amid Covid-19 policy changes

By Charlie Keohane February 4, 2021
This spring, the college is implementing a new approach to communicating Covid-19 guidelines, increasing private study spaces, and adding new indoor and outdoor dining options.
Prosecutors believe at least 4,900 people attempted to cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton via text message due to Mackey’s disinformation campaign.

Douglass Mackey ’11, far-right troll, arrested for 2016 election interference

By Hattie LeFavour February 4, 2021
Ranked among the top 150 influencers in the 2016 election under his pseudonym Ricky Vaughn, Mackey was arrested last Wednesday for an online disinformation campaign.
With so few students on campus this winter, many believe they are the only resident in their campus housing.

‘It feels like a ghost town’: 46 students remain on campus for J-Term

By Abigail Chang February 4, 2021
Though nearly all students left Middlebury in November, some were approved to live on campus this winter due to travel difficulties or the need to access campus resources.
Karen Miller, former VP of Human Resources, departs Middlebury

Karen Miller, former VP of Human Resources, departs Middlebury

By Catherine McLaughlin February 4, 2021
In her five years as vice president for HR and chief risk officer, Karen Miller oversaw workforce planning, the introduction of Oracle HCM and the college’s entry into the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium, among other initiatives.
The Feb. 21 and 22 arrival dates, a shift from the more staggered arrival dates of the fall, will allow the college to keep students on the same testing schedule.

College consolidates spring arrival period, anticipating worse Covid conditions

By Sarah Miller February 4, 2021
With Vermont’s new daily cases higher than fall levels, spring move-in procedures are expected to remain the same except for more consolidated arrival dates.
Applications up 30% to nearly 12,000 in historic surge

Applications up 30% to nearly 12,000 in historic surge

By Abigail Chang January 29, 2021

Middlebury’s applicant pool set a new record this year, growing to 11,908 students  — a 30% increase from last year’s 9,165  applicants. It was also a notable increase from the previous record...

The College and the Institute

The College and the Institute

By Riley Board and Jake Gaughan January 28, 2021
Since 2005, Middlebury College has been affiliated with its graduate school for international studies in California, a leader in anti-terrorism and nonproliferation studies and language teaching. But the road to integration between the institutions has been rocky, and concerns about MIIS’ financial situation and “fit” with the college persist among faculty and staff. This series explores the history of Middlebury and Monterey, and the nature of their relationship today.
After keeping the schools abroad closed for the fall with the hopes of opening up most schools for the following semester, Middlebury has cancelled all 16 of the programs for spring 2021.

Middlebury Schools Abroad project $3.5–3.7 million deficit

By Abigail Chang and Sophia McDermott-Hughes January 28, 2021
Although the Middlebury Schools Abroad have consistently turned a profit in years past, generating an annual surplus of roughly $1 million, closures in the fall and spring semesters have led the college to project a net loss for the schools this fiscal year.
Capitol riots leave D.C.-based students reeling

Capitol riots leave D.C.-based students reeling

By Maggie Reynolds January 28, 2021
Middlebury students living in and around Washington D.C. were shaken by the events of Jan. 6 and watched as the city tightened security in anticipation of Inauguration Day.
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