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First openly gay NBA player Jason Collins named commencement speaker

Jason Collins delivers a short message during the virtual senior celebration.

By Hattie LeFavour

May 24, 2020

The class of 2020 commencement speaker will be Jason Collins, a retired professional basketball player and the first male active sports athlete in a major sport to come out as gay. Collins graduated from Stanford in 2001, after which he was drafted to the NBA where he played for myriad teams for 13 y...

Admin-staff relations tested by health crisis

In the last two months, relations between administrators and staff have become strained as the global health crisis puts financial and logistical strain on the college.

By Amelia Pollard and Sabine Poux

May 14, 2020

As the college faces significant logistic and economic challenges from the health crisis, relations between administrators and staff are being tested in a way they have not been before.

Zeitgeist 2020

Zeitgeist 2020

By BENJY RENTON

May 7, 2020

At times, students' concerns at Middlebury can feel amorphous. Through the second annual Zeitgeist survey, we hope to bridge the gap between data analysis and journalism.

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.”

The Love Issue

The Love Issue

April 22, 2020

Welcome to a special edition: The Love Issue! Click here for a suite of stories on love and all its forms.

College expands on plans to house a larger volume of students 

With students expected to defer from studying abroad this fall, questions remain regarding housing.

By RILEY BOARD

April 16, 2020

The college is anticipating housing more students than usual on campus this fall, citing uncertainties about study abroad enrollment, not an anticipated greater class of first-year students.

Meet the candidates

Meet the candidates

By ABIGAIL CHANG

April 15, 2020

Our SGA correspondent sits down — figuratively, of course — with this year’s president and co-chair candidates.

Admissions office markets Midd in a year roiled by economic downturn, public health crisis

Admissions office markets Midd in a year roiled by economic downturn, public health crisis

By SABINE POUX and with data analysis by BENJY RENTON

April 9, 2020

The college admitted a record-breaking number of students as it faces Covid-19-related challenges that could affect student enrollment.

Middlebury business affected by Covid-19: What you need to know

Middlebury business affected by Covid-19: What you need to know

By BENJAMIN GLASS and BENJY RENTON

April 2, 2020

The Campus has been keeping track of restaurants and retail outlets in the town of Middlebury during Covid-19. Check below to see the status of town businesses.

Grading takes center stage as students prepare for unprecedented shift to online classes

Grading takes center stage as students prepare for unprecedented shift to online classes

By TONY SJODIN

March 28, 2020

Students organized the #FairGradesMidd and #OptInMidd petitions, generating buzz among students and faculty, after the college announced an opt-in Pass/D/Fail grading policy.

Midd students scramble to get home as Covid-19 shuts down programs abroad

Shuttered storefronts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Middlebury's programs abroad were cancelled on March 13.

By JAMES FINN

March 23, 2020

Students struggled with quickly-changing travel restrictions and a chaotic return home as their study abroad programs were suspended.

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