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Campus returns to modified Phase One as Vermont Covid-19 cases surge

In accordance with Gov. Phil Scott's executive order on Friday limiting in-person activities, the college restricted social gatherings to housemates as of 10 pm Saturday.
November 19, 2020
The college adjusted Covid-19 protocol at the end of last week, confining students to campus quarantine on the evening of Nov. 13 and implementing a number of restrictions on social gatherings in line with new Vermont guidelines.

Middlebury residents, students mobilize in support of counting every vote

Student participants in the Wednesday rally, including group coordinators identified by green duct tape armbands, walked from McCullough lawn to the town green carrying banners and signs.
November 12, 2020
Students and residents of the town of Middlebury engaged in rallies on the three days following the Presidential election to advocate that every vote should be counted.

Live: Election Day 2020

Live: Election Day 2020
November 3, 2020
Today’s the day. Polls are open in Vermont until 7 p.m. tonight. Throughout the day, The Campus staff will be reporting on voting news, election events and results as the evening progresses. Check out last week’s Election Issue for our coverage on the races to watch.

Special Edition: Election Issue 2020

Special Edition: Election Issue 2020
October 29, 2020
We don’t have to tell you how important this election year is. Over the past months, we at The Campus have watched the Middlebury community dive headfirst into activism, organizing and getting out the vote — and we’ve been busy, too.

Behind the Mead Chapel bells, carillonneur George Matthew Jr. plays for passion and protest

George Matthews Jr. sitting at the Middlebury carillion. He has been the man behind the bells for the past 35 years.
October 22, 2020
George Matthew Jr. pursued his dream and has been playing the bells in the tower of Mead Chapel since 1985. He uses his platform to promote immigrant justice, racial equality and lift student morale.

Administrators discuss commitments to anti-racism and equity during open meeting

Professor of Dance Christal Brown explains her role in leading the Task Force on Anti-racism for the next two years.
October 15, 2020
College administrators and the Student Government Association partnered to host an open meeting on Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Oct. 9.

Middlebury to hold delayed on-campus spring semester, remote J-Term

All students will be invited back for the spring 2021 semester, according to an Oct. 8 announcement from the college. J-Term will be remote, and the spring semester will have a delayed start, with classes beginning March 1.
October 8, 2020

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.  Middlebury plans to welcome all students back to campus for the spring semester. Students will arrive on Feb. 24 and 25 after a two-week...

‘1619 or 1776?’: Hamilton Forum on legacy of slavery draws protest

‘1619 or 1776?’: Hamilton Forum on legacy of slavery draws protest
October 8, 2020

Two visiting scholars, Leslie Harris and Lucas Morel, spoke last week about the founding of America and the legacy of slavery. Titled “1619 or 1776: Was America Founded on Slavery?”,  the debate...

Students protest grand jury verdict for officers who killed Breonna Taylor

Students hold signs at a protest demanding justice for Breonna Taylor.
October 1, 2020

Last Thursday, Kaila Thomas ’21 left her Russian class feeling a burning need to do something. The night before, the verdict was announced that none of the Louisville police officers who shot and...

Class-action lawsuit against Middlebury seeks spring tuition refund

Class-action lawsuit against Middlebury seeks spring tuition refund
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.

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

Atwater residence halls, the site of the two gatherings Thursday night.
Gatherings in Atwater residence halls Thursday night end in students sent home
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.
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.”
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