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Ideal Dowling

Ideal Dowling, Local Editor

Ideal Dowling '22 is a local editor.

Dowling is majoring in Political Science and minoring in French and History.

During the summer of 2020, she worked remotely as a consultant at Asia Pacific Land and spent time volunteering as a virtual tutor through Edumate, which connects college students with students at New York City public schools. In addition to her work at the Campus, Dowling serves as a member of the Student Government Association's External Affairs Committee.

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College struggles to fill low-wage dining and facilities positions

May 20, 2021
The college is struggling to fill low-wage positions in Dining and Facilities Services — a task many employers have faced this year, sparking a national debate over hiring difficulties and its alleged relation to unemployment benefits.
Nick Wilkerson ’22 has lived in Middlebury since he was two years old and has always enjoyed participating in community sporting events.

MiddKids and townies: It’s complicated

May 13, 2021

What do local residents of Middlebury, often referred to on campus as “townies,” really think of Middlebury College students? Perhaps the best people to answer this question are those who are members...

Each tour will only be offered to one family at a time, with a maximum of six tours offered per day.

Limited campus tours resume for admitted students

May 6, 2021
Middlebury began offering campus tours for admitted students and their families beginning on April 27. Previously, no visitors — including prospective students — were permitted to enter college buildings and grounds. 
Middlebury Union High School is serving as one of the Covid-19 vaccination sites for students who scheduled appointments through the Department of Health.

Confusion spreads as students of color receive conflicting information on Covid-19 vaccinations

April 1, 2021
With Covid-19 restrictions on travel and in-person gatherings, several student organizations have significantly altered their programming and seen changes to their active membership as a result.
Migrant Justice members and supporters rally outside Hannaford Supermarket to call for the store’s participation in Milk with Dignity and advocate for farmworkers’ rights.

Migrant Justice calls upon Hannaford to join Milk with Dignity program

March 18, 2021

Migrant Justice, a nonprofit organization advocating for the rights of dairy farm workers in the northeast, organized a mass call-in day on March 3. Supporters phoned the Maine-based corporate office...

Ski Patrol staffers at the Snow Bowl pelt their senior members with snowballs as they ride up the lift on their last day, a Ski Patrol tradition.

Middlebury Ski Patrol among first students to receive Covid-19 vaccinations

March 4, 2021

Members of the Middlebury Ski Patrol, a powder-loving team of first responders that monitors the Snow Bowl each ski season, were among the college’s first students to receive a Covid-19 vaccination...

Senator Bray campaigns for his fourth re-election representing Addison County in the Vermont Senate.

Incumbent Christopher Bray makes a fourth run for Addison County Senate seat

October 29, 2020
This fall marks Senator Christopher Bray’s (D-Addison) fourth re-election campaign for the Vermont Senate.
Administrators shared information related to the fall semester and responded to the widely circulated email from departed professor Marissel Hernández-Romero.

Administrators discuss plans for fall semester, systemic racism during virtual town hall

July 6, 2020
Panelists from the Student Leadership Group (SLG) and other administrative offices shared an overview of the school’s plans for fall semester during a June 29 student Town Hall hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA).
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