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The college published the five-section action plan in September, with initiatives scheduled for completion throughout the next few years.

College tackles multi-year anti-racism and DEI action plan

May 20, 2021
This Middlebury Campus investigation reports on the progress of the initiatives in the Action Plan with a particular focus on those with a proposed timeline of the 2020-2021 academic year. This project is split into five sections — one for each the Action Plan — and is the product of dozens of interviews with staff, students, committees and administrators.

Part 5: Transparency & Accountability

May 19, 2021

The Transparency and Accountability section of the Action Plan (Section V) was designed to assess and communicate progress towards strategic goals and ensure responsible parties complete them. The section...

Students who are eligible to get vaccinated in their home state may be allowed to leave Vermont for an appointment, but those who live further from Middlebury or do not have a car have faced greater challenges in accessing vaccinations.

On-campus students approved for day travel to home states for vaccination

April 1, 2021
With on-campus learners required to stay within the boundaries of Addison County, Middlebury has been approving off-campus travel for students who can make a day trip to get vaccinated in their home state.
The first-year Febs were the first class to have fully remote orientation due to the pandemic.

Febs, redefined: New students struggle with identity amid pandemic semester

March 11, 2021
Much like the first years who arrived in the fall, the usual orientation experience was replaced by a room quarantine, online floor meetings and socially distanced gatherings. Plans for gap semesters were uprooted; for many students, this semester is their first time venturing from home since the onset of the pandemic nearly a year ago.

Voices for Change: Checking in with the authors of three letters published in the Campus

March 10, 2021

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests that spread throughout the nation last summer, many Middlebury students and organizations called for institutional change, demanding the school take...

Dining staff were tasked with preparing meals and delivering them to students’ doors during the first few days after their arrival.

As students arrive to campus, dining staff work overtime

March 4, 2021
Some members of Middlebury dining staff worked over seven days in a row and more than eight hours a day in the weeks leading up to the start of the spring semester.
College installs eighteen security cameras at McCullough, Bicentennial Hall

College installs eighteen security cameras at McCullough, Bicentennial Hall

November 19, 2020
Although Community Council approved the installation of security cameras with the understanding that they would only be located outside, the college installed cameras both inside and outside buildings.
Student employees at Crossroads Café in McCullough Student Center.

Students face reduced on-campus employment opportunities and new job responsibilities

October 8, 2020
Departments and students adjusted as various student employment positions faced cuts and restrictions.
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.

Community members talk climate action in Nordic countries

March 12, 2020
Fran and Spence Putnam, local climate activists and community members of SNEG, spoke Friday afternoon about their recent self-designed study tour of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland, and what they think Vermont can learn from Nordic countries’ climate policies.
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