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Benjy Renton
Benjy Renton ’21 is the Digital Director.

He has previously served as local editor, sports editor, arts and sciences editor, features editor and a staff writer.

Renton is studying East Asian Studies and Geography at Middlebury. His studies concentrate on society, culture, history and geography. He spent the month of January studying abroad in Beijing, China.

His coverage at The Campus has previously focused on local elections, Vermont’s higher educational landscape and the gender wage gap in Vermont. Recently, Renton has been focusing on reporting on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over the past few summers, Renton has spent time conducting research and working in China, focusing on the environment, travel and U.S.-China relations.

Twitter: @bhrenton

Benjy Renton, Digital Director

Dec 03, 2020
Despite restrictions, Snow Bowl stays positive heading into winter (Media)
Nov 18, 2020
Breaking: One student tests positive for Covid-19 on second day of exit testing (Media)
Nov 17, 2020
Two students test positive for Covid-19, 17 quarantined (Media)
Nov 12, 2020
Spring modalities: Proportion of in-person classes to double this spring (Story)
Nov 12, 2020
Students of color face increased fear as presidential election comes to a head (Media)
Nov 12, 2020
Middlebury residents, students mobilize in support of counting every vote (Media)
Nov 12, 2020
Incumbents in Vermont government largely prevail amid historic election turnout (Media)
Nov 03, 2020
Live: Election Day 2020 (Media)
Oct 22, 2020
Behind the Mead Chapel bells, carillonneur George Matthew Jr. plays for passion and protest (Media)
Oct 08, 2020
Middlebury to hold delayed on-campus spring semester, remote J-Term (Media)
Oct 08, 2020
Racial justice is impossible without institutional support (Media)
Oct 01, 2020
Students protest grand jury verdict for officers who killed Breonna Taylor (Media)
Oct 01, 2020
College fumbles approach to racial bias conversations during Middview (Media)
Oct 01, 2020
Can you hear us now, President Patton? (Media)
Sep 24, 2020
Burlington High School shuts doors for fall semester after detection of hazardous chemicals (Media)
Sep 17, 2020
Independence with caveats: Students explore off-campus living during Covid-19 (Media)
Sep 17, 2020
Sustainability concerns pile up amid packaged meal protocols (Media)
Sep 17, 2020
Main Street and Merchants Row to reopen this week as construction concludes (Media)
Sep 15, 2020
Phase Two start date pushed to Thursday, Sept. 17 (Media)
Sep 10, 2020
Unsure of what to expect, first years grapple with a college experience marred by the pandemic (Media)
Sep 10, 2020
Staff, cautiously optimistic, face increased workload as students return (Media)
Sep 10, 2020
Life looks different and so does the student body: Athletes on leave (Media)
Sep 07, 2020
Covid rules enforcement falls on student leaders (Media)
Sep 04, 2020
Second on-campus student tests positive for Covid-19 (Media)
Sep 03, 2020
Notes from the Desk: We’re still a long way from the finish line (Media)
Aug 31, 2020
After delays, Aug. 28 testing results show no new Covid-19 cases (Media)
Aug 26, 2020
Letter to the Editor: College Reopening Threatens Local Community (Media)
Aug 20, 2020
Businesses report quarantine violations as first round of students return (Media)
Aug 17, 2020
We must protect the town of Middlebury (Media)
Aug 11, 2020
Following entry testing, Middlebury to test 750 people per week for Covid-19 this fall (Media)
Jul 30, 2020
College presents reopening plan at town selectboard meeting (Media)
Jul 27, 2020
Over half of fall courses to be offered completely remotely, Campus analysis finds (Story)
Jul 14, 2020
‘Pure Xenophobia’: New ICE policy evicts international students taking only online courses (Media)
Jul 06, 2020
Staff brace for an uncertain on-campus fall semester (Media)
Jul 06, 2020
Should I stay or should I go? International students deliberate the fall (Media)
Jul 01, 2020
‘Sent Without Permission: A Farewell from an Unwelcome Hire’: Departing visiting professor alleges incidents of racism (Media)
Jun 21, 2020
Faculty vote in favor of students returning in the fall (Media)
Jun 18, 2020
What could a mid-pandemic semester at Middlebury look like? (Media)
Jun 16, 2020
Developing: Middlebury Schools Abroad announces fall program cancellations (Story)
Jun 04, 2020
From cluttered homes to an uncertain fall, survey lays bare students’ pandemic struggles (Story/Media)
May 30, 2020
Trustees to match any college donation with $100 through the end of June (Media)
May 14, 2020
Vermonters show trust in state’s response, support extended social distancing, poll shows (Story)
May 08, 2020
The Middlebury Off-Campus Project (Story)
May 07, 2020
Zeitgeist 2020 (Story)
Apr 30, 2020
College to receive 1.8 million in CARES Act stimulus (Story)
Apr 22, 2020
Zeitgeist takes on love (Story)
Apr 02, 2020
Town businesses lay-off staff, offer curbside service following state-wide Stay Home order (Media)
Apr 02, 2020
Middlebury business affected by Covid-19: What you need to know (Story)
Mar 28, 2020
Developing: Commencements across Vermont and the Northeast affected by Covid-19 (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
Developing: Middlebury suspends all programs abroad and in Monterey (Story)
Feb 27, 2020
Middlebury C.V. Starr School in Ferrara, Italy canceled amid coronavirus concerns (Story)
Feb 13, 2020
Experiences from the coronavirus outbreak in China’s capital (Story)
Nov 24, 2019
Field hockey captures third consecutive national championship title (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
Changes to Vermont’s higher education landscape on the horizon as Marlboro announces merger (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
Planapalooza seeking input for newest town planning efforts (Story)
Oct 24, 2019
Burlington girls soccer team kicks equal pay into worldwide spotlight (Story)
Sep 26, 2019
Welch discusses Washington politics, encourages local action (Story)
Sep 19, 2019
They came, they frisbeed, they conquered: Middlebury Pranksters take Nationals (Story)
May 26, 2019
Women’s Lacrosse Clinches Seventh National Championship Title (Story)
May 25, 2019
Women’s Lacrosse Advances to National Championship (Story)
May 02, 2019
Introduction: The Spirit of the Times (Story)
Apr 11, 2019
College Hosts Second Annual Women in Tennis Together Workshop (Media)
Apr 11, 2019
Photos of the Week: Special Olympics Holds First Practice (Media)
Apr 11, 2019
Women’s Lacrosse Continues Winning Streak, Defeating MIT 20-2 (Story)
Apr 11, 2019
Cycling Club Hosts Weybridge Road Race (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
Governor Scott Addresses Local Issues at Legislative Breakfast (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
SGA Athletic Affairs Committee Hosts March Madness Bracket Challenge (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
Hundreds Strike for National Climate Action at Town Park (Media)
Mar 21, 2019
Photos of the Week: Log Rolling Hosts Middlebury Invitational (Media)
Mar 21, 2019
Women’s Lacrosse Captures Tight Win Against Cardinals (Media)
Mar 14, 2019
Photos of the Week (Media)
Mar 07, 2019
Speaker Series Sheds Light on China’s Economic Rise (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
A Carnival For the Books (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
Nordic Ski Pulls Themselves to Victory (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
Middlebury WinterFest Brings Together Community With A Flurry of Cold Weather Celebrations (Media)
Feb 14, 2019
Nari Shakti: Women Power (Story)
Dec 06, 2018
Photos of the Week: Middlebury Enjoys First Winter Tracks at Snow Bowl (Story)
Dec 06, 2018
Women’s Soccer Edged by Williams in Final (Story)
Dec 01, 2018
Women’s Soccer Falls to Williams in First National Championship Final (Story)
Nov 30, 2018
Women’s Soccer Sails to National Championship (Story)
Nov 18, 2018
Women’s Soccer Scores Spot in Final Four (Story)
Nov 18, 2018
Champions Again: Field Hockey Wins Fourth National Championship (Story)
Nov 17, 2018
Field Hockey Headed to National Championship (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Live: Election Night 2018 (Story)
Nov 04, 2018
Field Hockey Defeats Tufts for Second Consecutive NESCAC Championship (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
Photos of the Week: Middlebury Track and Field Fights Hunger (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
Photos of the Week: Middlebury Field Hockey Unites in the Flight (Story)
Sep 20, 2018
Photos of the Week: Middlebury Cross Country Runs the TAM Trek (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
Koby Altman ’04 Returns to Campus (Story)
Sep 05, 2018
Bernie Sanders Holds Labor Day Rally in Middlebury (Story)
Apr 11, 2018
Meeting Midd: John Schurer Builds Community Through Photo Storytelling (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
MAlt Trips Culminate with Reflection Dinner and Presentations (Story/Media)
Feb 14, 2018
Spencer Prize Competition Cultivates Public Speaking Skills (Media)
Jan 17, 2018
Diplomat and Scholar Discusses Current European Union Issues (Story)
Dec 06, 2017
Spanish Professor Showcases Research on Mayan Language and Culture (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
Project Pengyou Speaker Discusses International Relations (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
IP&E Symposium Highlights U.S. and Global Trade (Story)
Nov 08, 2017
Dead Parents Society Offers Students Support (Story)
Oct 11, 2017
Professor Delivers Talk on Trauma and (Post)memory (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
Center for Careers and Internships Introduces ‘Handshake’ (Story)
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