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Catherine McLaughlin

Catherine McLaughlin, News Editor

Cat McLaughlin is a super-senior feb from Gilford, NH. As a political science major, she became interested in journalism through media studies. In her free time she enjoys alpine skiing and sailing. She also has worked as a ski coach at the Middlebury Snow Bowl, is a lover of Proc dining hall, is hooked on iced coffee, and watches the Pride and Prejudice movie at least 20 times per year.

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A rack used during Covid-19 testing rests on a Covid-19 testing station. In previous years, community members from outside of the college were employed to administer Covid-19 tests.

First cases on campus this year put college Covid-19 policy to the test

September 23, 2021

Two students tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival to Middlebury and one student tested positive post-arrival, according to Julia Ferrante, associate vice president for public affairs, putting...

SGA President Roni Lezama ’22 brings personal experience and big plans to student government

SGA President Roni Lezama ’22 brings personal experience and big plans to student government

September 16, 2021

When Roni Lezama ’22 first stepped onto campus, he “looked around, wanting to hear Spanish in a place where most have spent their whole lives breathing and living English.” Though he was unsure...

April 29, 2021
College librarians have been tasked with managing pandemic-related changes to the library’s resources and operations, including retrieving books for students now that the stacks are closed.

Million-dollar library budget cut hinders resource access, burdens librarians

April 8, 2021
As a result of extensive library budget cuts, students and faculty have lost access to — or face new challenges in accessing — needed research materials, and librarians have shouldered the burden of managing the fallout.
Without the financial burden of travel and lodging, departments have been able to remotely host speakers who might previously have fallen outside of their budgets.

Silicon lining: Pandemic-era digital tools open new learning opportunities

March 25, 2021
With everything online, departments have been able to invite speakers they normally would not be able to afford, the resources of C.V. Starr Schools Abroad and Middlebury Institute in Monterey (MIIS) have been opened up to more students and professors have been able to better maintain channels of communication with the world of academia.
Karen Miller, former VP of Human Resources, departs Middlebury

Karen Miller, former VP of Human Resources, departs Middlebury

February 4, 2021
In her five years as vice president for HR and chief risk officer, Karen Miller oversaw workforce planning, the introduction of Oracle HCM and the college’s entry into the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium, among other initiatives.
After last-minute cancellation, Febs swap Snow Bowl graduation for stadium celebration

After last-minute cancellation, Febs swap Snow Bowl graduation for stadium celebration

December 3, 2020
Members of the Class of 2020.5 are able to “bring febness to whatever [they] do,” as they celebrate their final moments on Middlebury’s campus and prepare to step out into the world.
Students reflect on voting in two consecutive “elections of a lifetime”

Students reflect on voting in two consecutive “elections of a lifetime”

October 29, 2020
The Campus sits down with Brent Edwards ’20.5, Kaleb Patterson ’21.5 and Julia Sinton ’20.5 to discuss their thoughts on the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.
SGA Finance Committee allots student activities funding even as ‘activities’ takes on new meanings

SGA Finance Committee allots student activities funding even as ‘activities’ takes on new meanings

October 8, 2020
Despite strict restrictions for clubs and organizations, Middlebury has maintained its $436 student activities fee. The SGA Finance Committee worked with clubs to find creative ways to spend it.
School of Abenaki pilots first summer remotely

School of Abenaki pilots first summer remotely

September 17, 2020
“The Abenaki language needs speakers to help keep it alive,” Jesse Bowman Bruchac said, reflecting on this summer’s two-week pilot program on Abenaki language and culture.
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