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Many students changed graduation years after taking a semester off amid the pandemic.

From Febmester to Snow Bowl graduation, Febs celebrate unique traditions and experiences

May 13, 2021
Ever since 1971, a group of roughly 100 students has arrived on campus during the snowy month of February, joining the small community of Middlebury students and alumni with half year graduation dates. These students — called “Febs” after their unusual matriculation and graduation month — have often led slightly different paths than students who enter the college during the regular cycle.

April 29, 2021
During the warmer weather at the beginning of the fall semester, students were able to spend more time socializing, studying and eating meals outside.

Students navigate different levels of Covid-19 risk tolerance, social life

April 15, 2021
Covid-19 restrictions, such as room capacity and limiting close contacts, have put a new strain on student social life. Knowing that people have a wide range of risk tolerances when it comes to potential Covid-19 exposure, students also face the added challenge of navigating friendships.
Tomasi said social justice and capitalism were compatible, while Gilabert argued they were not.

News in Brief: Hamilton Forum speakers debate compatibility of social justice and capitalism

March 18, 2021
Professor John Tomasi of Brown University and Professor Pablo Gilabert of Concordia University presented their sides of the argument and took questions from students during the event.
Of the more than $140,000 raised, 70% will be awarded to college affinity groups, while the remaining 30% will be doled out for approved student projects.

JusticeProjects raises $144,000 for student social justice initiatives

March 4, 2021
The money, raised during a joint fundraising campaign by the Student Government Association and Office of Advancement, will be used to promote student-run initiatives for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Though it normally only spans one weekend, Winter Carnival will feature a full eight days of events in order to make activities accessible despite gathering size limits.

News in Brief: Winter Carnival to take place from March 12–20

March 4, 2021
MCAB has planned a number of indoor, outdoor and virtual events for this year’s eight-day Winter Carnival, including a performing arts festival and a socially distanced dance.
Due to fewer breaks and earlier arrival for on-campus quarantine, students will be on campus for nearly the same number of days this fall and spring as they would have been during last year’s fall and spring semesters.

Room and board costs to remain unchanged despite fewer on-campus weeks, remote J-term

November 19, 2020
Kim Downs-Burns, the associate vice president for Student Financial Services, told the Campus that explained that there is a common misconception that J-term room and board cost is built into the fall and/or spring fees. Costs are actually covered by endowment earnings and other sources outside tuition.
Declining balance can be spent in town this spring with ‘Middlebury Money’

Declining balance can be spent in town this spring with ‘Middlebury Money’

October 22, 2020
In Spring 2021, Middlebury will pilot a program that will allow students to decide whether to use their $25 declining balance at campus retailers or for stores and restaurants in town.
Professor of Dance Christal Brown explains her role in leading the Task Force on Anti-racism for the next two years.

Administrators discuss commitments to anti-racism and equity during open meeting

October 15, 2020
College administrators and the Student Government Association partnered to host an open meeting on Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Oct. 9.
Karina Martir ‘24 is a newly elected first year senator.

Students elect first-year senators, senior senator to Student Government

October 1, 2020
First-years elected two class senators to represent the class of 2024 and seniors elected one senator in a special election.
Seeing early success, NESCACs navigate on-campus life during Covid-19

Seeing early success, NESCACs navigate on-campus life during Covid-19

September 17, 2020
Middlebury, along with its peers in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, have been able to maintain low Covid-19 rates through a mix of geographical and size advantages paired with stringent health protocol.
The view from Snake Mountain in July 2019.

Some summer programs to take place remotely, others are canceled

April 30, 2020
Some Middlebury programs will be taught through remote instruction this summer, while several others have been canceled.

Student activists lead workshops on organizing, protesting

March 5, 2020
Leif Taranta ’20.5 and other student activists are leading workshops teaching the Middlebury community how to be more effective activists.
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