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Benjamin Glass

Benjamin Glass, Editor at Large

Ben Glass '20.5 is an Editor at Large. He previously served as the Senior Local Editor. He is an Environmental History major and math minor.

Two summers ago, he worked for the Addison Independent, covering local events and features. He also covered cycling-related news and stories for Vermont Sports Magazine. Glass has also worked for the Office of Sustainability Integration on campus, developing occupant-side energy monitoring systems in the Townhouse Suites.

In addition to the Campus, Glass rides for the Middlebury College Cycling Team and also plays guitar, occasionally performing at Wednesday Open Mic Performance.

Twitter: @glass_benjamin

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Last week, Middlebury Language School graduate student Tamar Freeland started a petition urging Middlebury College to consider a partial refund for the spring semester. Freeland’s activism comes almost two months after Middlebury College transitioned to remote-learning due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Small number of Middlebury students petition for partial refund of semester tuition

May 14, 2020
Over 120 students signed a petition to college administrators that Tamar Freeland published online last week.
Middlebury business affected by Covid-19: What you need to know

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

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.
Businesses on Main Street and across town have been confronted with major roadblocks this past week due the outbreak of Covid-19. All restaurants in town were forced to halt dining services on Tuesday by a state mandate, and many retailers have seen a sharp decline in customer sales.

Local business takes hit from mandated closures and quarantined public

March 20, 2020
As Middlebury College students evacuated campus and Covid-19 broke out in Vermont, town businesses saw a decline in sales and were forced to close or reduce staff.
Students stocked up on drinks at Middlebury Discount Beverage after receiving an announcement from the college that classes will be remote for the remainder of the semester. Students, especially seniors, have been planning parties before leaving campus indefinitely.

BevCo sees long lines, drastic sales increase after classes suspended

March 11, 2020
Students stocked up on drinks after the college announced the suspension of in-person classes.
Sugarbush Mountain will continue its operations under the leadership of Alterra Mountain Company.

[Photo] Alterra Mountain Company acquires Sugarbush Resort

November 21, 2019

Sugarbush Mountain will continue its operations under the leadership of Alterra Mountain Company.

Abby Okin ’20 leads a spin class last Tuesday, one of two weekly sessions she teaches as a YouPower instructor. This is Okin’s third semester teaching YouPower classes.

As popularity increases, YouPower strives for inclusion through spin

November 14, 2019

Hidden among the grey folds of the Freeman International Center — a bunker-like building known for its brutalist exterior — the YouPower spinning studio might just be a quintessential “diamond...

In Vermont, electric vehicle ownership is on the rise

In Vermont, electric vehicle ownership is on the rise

November 7, 2019

Last summer, New Haven resident Taborri Bruhl, along with his son, drove 10,000 miles across the continental United States and back. The catch? They did it in a fully-electric Nissan Leaf. Instead...

Royal Oak Coffee uses CBD Oil from Elmore Mountain Therapeutics. Owner Matt Delia-Lobo stressed that each cannabodiol dose is measured accurately and precisely with a graduated syringe (seen above).

CBD in your morning coffee?

October 17, 2019

Think drip coffee, espresso, lattés and cold brew. Among the café classics offered at Royal Oak Coffee on Seymour Street, owners Matt and Aless Delia-Lôbo stock something that might be unfamiliar...

Hundreds protest New England’s largest coal power plant

Hundreds protest New England’s largest coal power plant

October 3, 2019

Activists flocked to the Merrimack Generating Station on Saturday, Sept. 28 to protest the station’s continued use of coal fired steam generation. One of the last major power plants in the Northeast...

Golf clubs and sports rifles: Chloe Levins 20 aims straight and true

Golf clubs and sports rifles: Chloe Levins ’20 aims straight and true

September 26, 2019
Biathlete and golfer, Chloe Levins’ ’20 chose to compete in two completely different sports. However, she begs to differ. As she’s climbed the ranks in both disciplines on the national (and international) level, Levins has learned that skiing, shooting, and golfing are all more similar than you might think.
Community members were able to critique and show support for the ACRPC’s proposed Triangle Bike Loop on August 15 outside the New Haven townhall. The ACRPC estimated that more than 50 people attended the Open House.

Addison County Planning Commission receives feedback on Triangle Bike Loop

September 12, 2019

In recent months, the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) has worked to gauge local communities’ critiques of the proposed Triangle Bike Loop, an initiative to update a network of roads...

Members of MFD and MREMS, stabilize and extricate an “underride” during an advanced extrication class taught by members of Middlebury EMS Heavy Rescue Team as part of the Addison County Fire School.

First Responders: Middlebury Students Take to Local EMS and Fire

May 2, 2019

It was mid-afternoon when David Cohen ’20 got the call. Two automobiles on a Vermont state highway had collided head on. One of the victims was still pinned in the driver’s seat, the car’s dashboard...

Hundreds Strike for National Climate Action at Town Park

Hundreds Strike for National Climate Action at Town Park

March 21, 2019

MIDDLEBURY - Hundreds gathered at College Park in downtown Middlebury last Friday, March 15, to strike against government inaction on climate change. Middlebury Union High School students and college students...

Residents stand in solidarity with those experiencing homelessness at the candlelight vigil in 2015.

In Annual ‘Sleep-Out,’ Locals Experience Frigid Reality of Homelessness

November 29, 2018
Annual 'Sleep-Out' will occur this Saturday, Dec. 1 to raise support for those experiencing homelessness, especially winter homelessness and its cruel conditions.
A flyer for the Addison County Expungement Clinics.

State’s Attorney Hosts Expungement Clinics for County Residents

November 8, 2018
Vermonters previously convicted of cannabis possession are now having their charges expunged with the help of local organizations and attorneys.
Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence enjoy creemees.

Vermont Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Vice President Mike Pence’s Vacation

October 25, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence visits a "creme" stand in Sudbury, Vermont, leading to controversy regarding the costs stemming from the state's responsibility for security.
The petition to ban single-use plastic bags in the town of Middlebury featured at the Middlebury Farmers’ Market.

Ban the Bag? Middlebury Considers Town-Wide Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

October 4, 2018
Middlebury added to the list of Vermont towns attempting to ban single-use plastic bags.
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