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Becca Amen, Local Editor, Copy Editor

Becca Amen ’22 is a Local editor and a copy editor.

Amen previously served as a staff writer, providing coverage for the News, Local and Arts & Academics sections of The Campus. She notes that reporting on the town of Middlebury’s 2019 climate rally particularly cemented her love for writing local news stories.

Amen is pursuing a joint major in English & American Literatures and Philosophy with a potential Creative Writing focus

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Reenactors gather on the battlefield to recreate moments from the Battle of Hubbardton, the only battle fought on what is currently Vermont soil.

Vermont begins planning for 250th anniversary of 1776

May 20, 2021
Vermont is looking years ahead to July 4, 2026, which marks the 250th anniversary of the ratification of the Declaration of Independence. This past December, Gov. Phil Scott signed an executive order establishing a 15-member commission to plan the semiquincentennial celebration of U.S. independence.
The vaccination clinic will be hosted at Peterson Family Athletic Complex, the college’s athletics center.

VA partners with Middlebury for vaccination clinic

April 8, 2021

The White River Junction Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System has organized a vaccination clinic in partnership with the college that will take place on Saturday, April 10. The clinic will be hosted...

Abenaki speaker series continues at CCV through the spring

March 18, 2021

This spring, the Community College of Vermont (CCV) is hosting a three-part virtual Abenaki speaker series. Jesse Bowman Bruchac delivered the first lecture on Feb. 18 and will be followed by Chief...

President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani holds a press conference following the November 3 election.

Local police on alert after Middlebury rescinds Giuliani’s honorary degree

January 28, 2021
Following the riots at the Capitol on Jan. 6, local police departments, including the Middlebury Police Department, are being extra vigilant about threats of far-right terrorism.
Senator Ruth Hardy has had to adapt campaigning efforts to the Covid-19 pandemic, but feels more confident about this election than her 2018 race, when she was a new candidate stacked up against incumbents.

Ruth Hardy adapts campaign to the times in second run for Vermont State Senate

October 29, 2020
Senator Ruth Hardy has had to adapt campaigning efforts to the Covid-19 pandemic, but feels more confident about this election than her 2018 race, when she was a new candidate stacked up against incumbents.
Main Street and Merchants Row to reopen this week as construction concludes

Main Street and Merchants Row to reopen this week as construction concludes

September 17, 2020
The 10-week closures of Main Street and Merchants Row to through-traffic in downtown Middlebury will come to a long-awaited end this Friday, Sept. 18.
Porter Medical Center.

Porter Medical Center prepares for a fall semester transformed by the pandemic

September 10, 2020
In partnership with Porter Medical Center (PMC), the college has prepared a written plan for providing student medical care during the fall 2020 semester.

Protesters gather in Burlington, march to police department

June 8, 2020
Protestors called for accountability in cases of Vermont police officers abusing their power and using disproportionate force against Black people.
The Old Stone Mill, one of five recipients of a GoFundMe fundraiser organized by Nicholas Milazzo ‘18.5. Milazzo’s focussed his efforts on the Old Stone Mill, Royal Oak Coffee, Fire and Ice, Costello’s Market and Magic Wok based on his own research to assess the vulnerability of restaurants and markets across town.

Middlebury alumnus starts fundraiser for local business

April 30, 2020
Currently, the alumnus, Nicholas Milazzo '18.5, plans to allocate the money raised among five locally owned businesses.
Last August, Planned Parenthood of North New England withdrew from federal funding agreements due to Title X rule changes. Although the Middlebury office does not perform abortions, it lost funding as a member of the PPNNE network.

Planned Parenthood of Northern N.E. continues to provide health care after federal cuts

February 27, 2020

After the Trump administration enacted updates last August to Title X funding stipulations in a move to severely limit access to abortion care, Vermont refused to yield. The Vt. Department of Health...

Rachel Lu ’23 recounted the stories behind her names.

InspirASIANal Voices

January 23, 2020
At this storytelling event hosted by RAISINS (Radical Asians), students shared writing and stories on the theme of "circles."

Committee proposes switch to credit hour system

November 14, 2019
The college currently uses a credit unit system in which every class counts as one credit, regardless of the amount of weekly class time required. The Educational Affairs Committee has proposed that the college switch to the credit hour system, meaning that more time-consuming classes would be worth more credits.

June Forum: a space for educators to learn and grow

September 26, 2019
June Forum is an annual event hosted at Bread Loaf that brings together professors from all over the country and the world to exchange ideas.
Over 500 people flooded College Park for the Climate Strike.

Climate activists flood College Park, joining worldwide movement

September 26, 2019
“In my three years doing the climate strike, this is maybe the largest turnout we’ve had,” organizer Zoe Grodsky '20.5 told The Campus.
Prospective students were notified of their acceptance on March 23.

Middlebury Admits Class of 2023, First Class Born in 21st Century

April 11, 2019

The college offered admission to 1,175 regular decision applicants, it announced on March 23, bringing the overall acceptance rate for this admissions cycle to 15.8 %. Prospective students were chosen...

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