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Facing Low Wages, Some Employees Forced to Seek Work Elsewhere

By KENSHIN CHO January 24, 2019
Low wages in certain staff positions have prompted some colleges employees to leave, seeking work in the surrounding area.
This J-Term: Remember Staff

This J-Term: Remember Staff

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD January 24, 2019
To truly honor Martin Luther King Jr., we should follow his example by refusing to neglect those in our own community who feel overlooked and invisible. 
Staff Cuts Loom as Workforce Planning Hits Critical Stage

Staff Cuts Loom as Workforce Planning Hits Critical Stage

By NICK GARBER and SABINE POUX January 24, 2019
Middlebury's monthslong effort to shrink staff costs and reevaluate how the institution does work is entering its most critical stage, and staff members report varying levels of satisfaction with the process as they wait for buyout offers.
Keepers of the Ice

Keepers of the Ice

By NICOLE HONG January 24, 2019

Butch Atkins arrives at Kenyon Arena around 5:30 a.m. every day to prepare the ice for the figure skaters. He’s at the arena until 9:30 p.m., maintaining the rink and making sure our teams have the best...

Notes from the Desk: Why a Staff Issue?

By NICK GARBER and REBECCA WALKER January 24, 2019
Why we're dedicating most of this week's paper to college staff.
Russian Professor Tom Beyer has been at Middlebury since 1975 and will be taking an early retirement in 2020.

Faculty Retirement Program: ‘The End Comes as a Choice’

By APRIL QIAN January 24, 2019
23 faculty members have signed agreements to participate in the Faculty Retirement Incentive Program (FRIP).
Economics Department Academic Coordinator Amy Holbrook has held her current position since 1997.

‘I Teach Them How to Do Their Jobs’: The Careers of Coordinators

By YVETTE YINUO SHI January 24, 2019
Academic coordinators keep the school running, but some are unsure how long their current jobs will last.
Internal Review Shows College Lags Behind Peers

Internal Review Shows College Lags Behind Peers

By BOCHU DING January 24, 2019

Results from a 2017 faculty and staff survey reveal that Middlebury lags well behind its peers in almost all measures of employee satisfaction. Most notably, faculty and staff gave low marks to communication...

The women’s soccer team celebrates after winning the NCAA Regional Final on Sunday, Nov. 11. Head coach Peter Kim places emphasis on academics and community service in his coaching philosophy.

Keeping up with Kim

By GRIFFIN HALL January 24, 2019

Two days before the start of the 2004 women’s soccer training season, then-assistant coach Peter Kim learned of an abrupt coaching staff change that left the team without a head. After only a year on...

Costume Shop Director Marcia Provoncha is in her element among spools of threads.

Costume Shop Director Marcia Provoncha: A ‘Source of Light and Joy’

By QIAN LI January 24, 2019

Marcia Provoncha has started her work day the same way for 14 years — checking her emails, especially those from students — to keep up with the demands of her role as Middlebury’s Costume Shop...

LaDuke’s baking team uses up to 50 pounds of sugar and 75 pounds of flour everyday to make desserts for all three dining halls.

Wake & Bake: A Morning With Proctor Baker Ashley LaDuke

By JAMES FINN January 24, 2019

Stroll into a dining hall to grab a sweet treat anytime between November and February, and you’re likely to find an array of desserts meant to give a taste of wintertime in Vermont: maple mousse, maple-walnut...

Staff Appreciation: Amy Holbrook

By GRACE VEDOCK January 24, 2019
Amy Holbrook is Middlebury’s hidden gem.
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