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Remembering Miguel Sanchez-Tortoledo ’23

Remembering Miguel Sanchez-Tortoledo ’23

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes September 16, 2021

Miguel Sanchez-Tortoledo seemed to know everybody. On campus, he couldn’t help stopping to greet nearly everyone he passed, which often made those walking with him late. His family and friends remember...

The college announced today that Smita Ruzicka will serve as the next vice president of student affairs. She comes to Middlebury from Johns Hopkins University, where she served as the dean of student life.

Smita Ruzicka named as next vice president of student affairs

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes June 10, 2021

The college has appointed Smita Ruzicka as the new vice president for student affairs (VPSA). The position has remained vacant since the previous VPSA, Baishakhi Taylor, left in April 2020. Along...

Battell Hall, completed in 1955, is the oldest of the current first-year dorms.

College to replace Battell with new first-year dorm

By Charlie Keohane May 20, 2021
Battell hall, completed in 1955, is home to more than 250 first years each year. The administration plans to start construction on a new first-year dorm that will eventually replace Battell on the north side of Battell Beach, with plans to break ground as early as September. 
Special Edition: The Culture Issue

Special Edition: The Culture Issue

By Bochu Ding May 13, 2021

In many ways, culture is invisible; unless you squint your eyes to bring it into focus, it fades into the background. And it remains elusive precisely because it touches every aspect of our day-to-day...

A bustling audience of students gathered at the Gampitheatre as Will Koch ’21 and Jordan Ramos ’22.5 performed an assortment of covers and original songs.

Nocturne arts festival re-animates campus with live music, vibrant exhibitions

By Owen Mason-Hill May 13, 2021
Now in its fourth-ish iteration, the annual arts festival hosted nearly a hundred projects spread across campus that ranged from screen printed t-shirts and interpretive dances to films projected against walls and poems hung from tree limbs.
Each tour will only be offered to one family at a time, with a maximum of six tours offered per day.

Limited campus tours resume for admitted students

By Ideal Dowling May 6, 2021
Middlebury began offering campus tours for admitted students and their families beginning on April 27. Previously, no visitors — including prospective students — were permitted to enter college buildings and grounds. 
Zeitgeist 3.0

Zeitgeist 3.0

By Hannah Bensen April 29, 2021

The pandemic introduced a new variable to our data this year, one that fundamentally shifted the rhythm of Middlebury students’ existence. While previous Zeitgeist surveys asked students about belonging...

The BIPOC vaccination clinic will take place at the Athletics Complex tomorrow.

News in Brief: College to host BIPOC vaccination clinic tomorrow, April 28

By Abigail Chang April 27, 2021
The BIPOC vaccination clinic will take place at the Athletics Complex from 4–6 p.m. on Wednesday April 28.
The announcement marks a shift from an earlier policy prohibiting guests at commencement and asking graduates to move out of their rooms on May 29, the day of Commencement.

Seniors allowed two guests at commencement, later move-out date

By Abigail Chang April 23, 2021

Seniors may invite up to two guests to commencement and move-out has been shifted from May 29 — the Saturday of commencement — to noon on May 30, according to an email from President Laurie Patton...

Vermont has paused Johnson and Johnson appointments through April 23 following a recommendation by federal health agencies.

Students struggle to reschedule appointments following halt in Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration

By Abigail Chang and Lucy Townend April 16, 2021

Many students have found their vaccination appointments canceled after Vermont paused the administering of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccines through April 23. The decision follows a CDC and...

Several on-campus buildings have been repurposed as quarantine and isolation housing this year including Adirondack House (above), which usually functions as the Center for Careers and Internships.

Students quarantined for Covid-19 violations regardless of evidence of exposure

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes April 15, 2021
Under a policy that was never officially announced, students can be placed in quarantine for breaking certain Covid-19 health guidelines — even if they have had no known exposure to the virus.
Lezama won the SGA president seat, while Lundberg and Maxie will each serve one semester as Community Council Co-Chair.

Meet this year’s SGA and Community Council candidates

By Charlie Keohane April 14, 2021
Want to know a bit more about the candidates running for Student Government Association (SGA) president and co-chair of Community Council? The Campus has you covered. 
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