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Hunter Graham ’20 nominated for prestigious ROTC award

Hunter Graham '20 nominated for prestigious ROTC award

By TONY SJODIN

May 7, 2020

The award is given to the top two graduating female Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets in the nation.

How are faculty connecting with students during distance learning?

Associate Professor of Writing and Linguistics Shawna Shapiro presented her research on student conceptions of inclusivity at the Fall Faculty Forum in October 2018.

By EMMANUEL TAMRAT

May 7, 2020

Professors have shown that it's possible to build community while practicing social distancing.

“The memory hangs on”: 50 years later, activist alums talk anti-war strike

Protesters gathered against the Vietnam War during the March 1970 student strike.

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

May 7, 2020

A student strike in 1970 catalyzed anti-war action in the years to follow, but many activists were excluded from the mainstream conversation.

Freeze puts hiring on pause, though many positions were already filled

By ROSE EVANS

May 7, 2020

As part of its commitment to pay continuity for existing staff, the college has frozen all hiring that had not been completed before the transition to remote learning.

This isn’t Middlebury’s first time dealing with a pandemic

Four students sit in a dorm room in 1918.

By BEN BEESE

May 7, 2020

“Middlebury faces almost daily changes," reads a December 1918 Campus editorial. "It is with a feeling of wonder as to what will come next that we greet each day and it is not strange that under such conditions the student body should be unusually restless and undecided.”

Remembering William Garrett Nash ’20

The Nash family from left to right: Kristin, Will, Drew, Cate, and Lenny.

By SADIE HOUSBERG

May 2, 2020

Will Nash will be remembered for his ability to live with joy in the present, his passion for innovating and the boundless love he held for those around him. 

With decision day on horizon, high school seniors try to get a sense of Midd, remotely

The college announced on April 8 that it would adopt a test-optional admissions policy for the next three years.

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

April 30, 2020

“I had to choose between making a financially sound decision or a decision that makes me happy,” said one perspective student. “I ended up choosing the latter.”

Faculty narrowly reject the Sense of the Faculty Motion to release MIIS

Middlebury formally acquired its Monterey institute in 2010 after a five-year affiliation agreement.

By RAIN JI

April 30, 2020

The measure failed with 133 faculty, or 52% of attendees, voting against.

The college was about to finally break even on its budget. Then everyone got sent home.

The college was about to finally break even on its budget. Then everyone got sent home.

By SABINE POUX

April 30, 2020

College treasurer David Provost has spent the last four years shrinking the college's operating deficit. Now, with millions in Covid-19-related losses, it's back to where it was in 2017.

College to receive 1.8 million in CARES Act stimulus

College to receive 1.8 million in CARES Act stimulus

By BENJY RENTON

April 30, 2020

The funds will be used to cover student emergency financial aid grants and offset Covid-19 related expenses that have already been paid.

Baishakhi Taylor, dean of students, to leave Middlebury

Dean of Students Baishakhi Taylor

By LILY LAESCH

April 30, 2020

“I can’t even put into words how accessible she was to students,” said Roni Lezama '22 about Taylor.

Some summer programs to take place remotely, others are canceled

The view from Snake Mountain in July 2019.

By LILY JONES and ROYA TOURAN

April 30, 2020

Some Middlebury programs will be taught through remote instruction this summer, while several others have been canceled.

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