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Tony Sjodin

Tony Sjodin, News Editor

Tony Sjodin ’23 is a news editor.

He previously served as Community Council correspondent and senior writer.

Sjodin is majoring in Political Science, with a focus on international relations and comparative politics.

At Middlebury, Sjodin works as a tutor in environmental studies and as a research assistant in the Political Science department. He is also a member of WildMidd and the Middlebury College Sailing Club

Twitter: @tonesjodin

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Students marched in September after it was announced that the police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor would not be charged with her death.

A look inside Middlebury’s activist culture

May 13, 2021
Activists at Middlebury have spent the last year creating mutual aid networks, educating peers about anti-racism and fighting for a myriad of reforms both on-campus and from their homes across the country. While the pandemic limited in-person events, organizers saw their work become more urgent than ever as the effects of Covid-19 disproportionately impacted marginalized communities and exacerbated existing social inequities.

April 29, 2021
Students in search of Peace of Mind screenings will now need to schedule them at off campus facilities like Planned Parenthood rather than visiting Parton Center for Health and Wellness.

Parton cuts STI testing for students without symptoms, exposure

April 15, 2021
Parton Center for Health and Wellness has halted Peace of Mind STI screenings, as demand for Covid-19 testing has created a shortage in testing supplies and lab capacity.
The Activities Fair took place remotely during the fall and spring semesters, as virtual events have increasingly become targets of anonymous online trolls.

Offensive Zoom bombs interrupt virtual Activities Fair booths

March 11, 2021
An anonymous person joined several student organizations’ Zoom rooms, disrupting meetings with comments that ranged from mild annoyances to transphobia.

Election 2020

March 10, 2021

With each Covid-19 test priced at $25, the college projects it will spend roughly $750,000 on testing for the year, including transportation and personnel costs.

How did Middlebury complete 10,000 Covid-19 tests this semester?

November 19, 2020
The college set a goal of testing 750 individuals per week throughout the semester, with some weeks surpassing and some weeks dipping below that tally. Middlebury has less stringent testing measures than some other colleges.
Life on campus looks very different this semester so student life staff are adapting to help students face new obstacles.

Dean of Students Doucet takes leave of absence, triggering leadership adjustments

October 22, 2020
With Dean of Students Derek Doucet on a leave until November, student life staff members shuffle around to fill gaps and provide new services for students.
Staff relocated students’ belongings several times throughout the spring and summer, but some students returned to find items had not made it to their new rooms.

After spring exodus, students and staff scramble to account for belongings left behind

October 15, 2020
When Middlebury students dispersed around the globe last March, they had to “Box, Label and Leave” their belongings. This summer staff had to scramble to get everything to the right place in time.
Sophia Lundberg ’21.5 submits her absentee ballot from Middlebury.

Students navigate mail-in voting ahead of contentious election

October 8, 2020

Middlebury students are navigating all-new or altered absentee voting systems ahead of the general election on Nov. 3. Although absentee voting is hardly new to college campuses, the pandemic has ignited...

How does contact tracing work at Middlebury?

How does contact tracing work at Middlebury?

October 8, 2020
What happens if a Middlebury community member tests positive for Covid-19? What is the next step? Middlebury has partnered with the VDH to tackle contact tracing.
Projections of the average daily amount of money spent in Addison County from the years 2018-2030. It also displays the projected population of Addison County from 2018-2030.

Addison County economy projected to recover in 2021, but bounceback is uphill battle

October 1, 2020
Data suggests that Addison County will lose $800 million over the next decade and consumer spending will not return to pre-Covid-19 peak
Middlebury holds breath as Covid case number sits at two

Middlebury holds breath as Covid case number sits at two

September 10, 2020

Middlebury’s second round of Day Seven Covid-19 tests revealed no new cases of the virus among students, leaving the college’s total number of active cases at two. All enrolled students living...

Economic downturn and Covid-19 precautions bring tuition and endowment draw increases

Economic downturn and Covid-19 precautions bring tuition and endowment draw increases

September 10, 2020
The planned FY21 budget draws an extra 2.5 percent from the endowment, which amounts to a maximum of $23.5 million extra this year.

Black at Middlebury: Students criticize President Patton’s email, demand action

June 15, 2020
An email sent from the Office of the President to the Middlebury community on May 31 concerning the death of George Floyd sparked criticism from students at the college, who expressed discontent with its tone and content in the context of nationwide protests against police brutality and race-based violence.
Career Center assists students with internships, entering the job market in uncertain time

Career Center assists students with internships, entering the job market in uncertain time

May 14, 2020
The CCI is hosting daily virtual "Quick Questions" and other online programming to support students in their career exploration this summer.
Callanan was sworn into the council at a small ceremony in Washington D.C. four days before classes began.

Midd professor assists with national Covid-19 stimulus decisions

May 14, 2020
Associate Professor of Political Science Keegan Callanan, who was appointed to the National Council on the Humanities last August, is helping to advise its chairman on Covid-19 stimulus funding.
Hunter Graham '20 nominated for prestigious ROTC award

Hunter Graham ’20 nominated for prestigious ROTC award

May 7, 2020
The award is given to the top two graduating female Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets in the nation.
This spring has been marked by an extended debate over the way students' remote work should be graded, with questions of equity taking center stage.

When it comes to grading, who has the last word?

April 16, 2020
Just as the administration seemed to have made a final decision to enforce an opt-in Pass/D/Fail system, faculty motioned for the college to adopt mandatory credit/no-credit grading for this semester.
Grading takes center stage as students prepare for unprecedented shift to online classes

Grading takes center stage as students prepare for unprecedented shift to online classes

March 28, 2020
Students organized the #FairGradesMidd and #OptInMidd petitions, generating buzz among students and faculty, after the college announced an opt-in Pass/D/Fail grading policy.
Migrant workers are one demographic that the Middlebury/Addison Complete Count Committee is attempting to help the U.S. Census Bureau enumerate ahead of the 2020 Census. Above, migrant workers demonstrate at Hannaford’s on Route 7 for the ethical purchase of Vermont dairy products.

Count committee to aid Census Bureau for county-wide enumeration

March 5, 2020

The Campus reported last week that the college was collaborating with a local committee to ensure a complete headcount for the 2020 Census. The Middlebury/Addison Complete Count Committee, established...

College contributes to 2020 Census prep

College contributes to 2020 Census prep

February 27, 2020
Census day is April 1. Here’s what Midd students need to know.
During the month of January, Atwater dining hall served only local meat, a more environmentally sustainable practice.

Atwater dining hall embraces local meat providers

February 13, 2020
All of the meat served in Atwater Dining Hall over J-Term was sourced locally: “We’re going to stay with local meats, at least to the best of our ability,” said Ian Martin, commons chef of Atwater.

Former ACLU President Nadine Strossen talks free speech

February 13, 2020
Former president of the ACLU Nadine Strossen spoke about the historical importance of free speech for civil rights movements and the rights of minority groups in the first talk of the Critical Conversations lecture series.

Community Council: A semester in review

December 5, 2019
From the dissolution of the commons systems to the imminent installation of security cameras, Community Council has overseen a variety of non-academic developments this semester.
Students on a Monday afternoon get food in Atwater Dining. The Environmental Affairs Committee has been working with dining services since 2017 on sustainability efforts.

Environmental Affairs Committee ramps up meat reduction efforts

November 21, 2019
In accordance with a 2017 SGA bill, dining halls are aiming to reduce meat consumption while providing nutritious alternatives and catering to student needs.
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