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Campus survey finds split opinions on the fall, widespread Covid-19 violations and mental health struggles

Campus survey finds split opinions on the fall, widespread Covid-19 violations and mental health struggles

By Hannah Bensen and Benjy Renton January 23, 2021

Although two-thirds of students said they did not regret their Fall 2020 enrollment decision, 76% of students said their mental health was worse during the fall semester than during a typical semester...

Rainbow Pediatrics, located on Court St, was founded in 2000 by Jack Meyer, MD and offers patient care to anyone from infancy to twenty-four years old.

Rainbow Pediatrics stops in-person operations due to Covid-19 case

By Lucy Townend November 13, 2020
A staff member tested positive for Covid-19 on Nov. 2.
Will Anderson ’20.5, who has worked in the dining hall since the fall of 2017, serves pasta.

Behind the counter: Dining staff face longer hours with fewer hands

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes October 1, 2020
Campus reporter joins the Proctor Dining Hall staff to get a peek into what the lives of staff and student workers look like during the age of Covid-19
To-go containers pile up in campus dumpsters, overwhelming the college’s compost facility.

Sustainability concerns pile up amid packaged meal protocols

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes September 17, 2020
“Middlebury does an amazing job prioritizing sustainability and the environment during a typical semester, this semester is not typical, and when the rubber hits the road health and safety has to come first.”
McKibben is pictured at a Middlebury event from January 2019.

Overlapping crises: Bill McKibben on social solidarity in a world after Covid-19

By Nicole Pollack September 17, 2020
In Friday’s remote lecture, scholar-in-residence Bill McKibben drew comparisons between the pandemic and the climate crisis. “We have this huge mix of crises on top of each other,” he said.
Seeing early success, NESCACs navigate on-campus life during Covid-19

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

By Lily Jones 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.
Middlebury holds breath as Covid case number sits at two

Middlebury holds breath as Covid case number sits at two

By Tony Sjodin 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...

Staff, cautiously optimistic, face increased workload as students return

Staff, cautiously optimistic, face increased workload as students return

By JAKE GAUGHAN September 10, 2020
“I think the administration is doing that best they can, with having students come back," said one longtime dining employee. "Was it the right decision to have on campus classes? It is such a double edged sword, but we can only hope for the best.”
Volleyball head coach Sarah Raunecker (second from the right) coaches her athletes during the first practice of the fall season on Saturday, September 5. Photo by Van Barth.

Fall coaches adjust to a season without competitive play

By BRINLEA LA BARGE September 10, 2020
Now that fall sports practices have officially begun , Middlebury coaches are getting creative as they comply with health precautions and discuss recruiting, team culture and training logistics in the time of Covid-19.
Will Jernigan ’21 is one of many athletes who chose not to return to campus this year. Jernigan is pictured above in the October 12, 2019 game against Colby.

Life looks different and so does the student body: Athletes on leave

By Jenny Langerman September 10, 2020
Without collegiate competition this fall due to Covid-19, some Middlebury student-athletes have chosen to take time off.
Reluctant journeys: International students traverse a world of obstacles as U.S. limits entries

Reluctant journeys: International students traverse a world of obstacles as U.S. limits entries

By RAIN JI September 10, 2020
Normally, it takes at most a day for You Tao ’22.5 to travel from Beijing to Middlebury College. This year, it took him almost a month.
As students await the Monday, June 22 announcement from administrators about whether next fall will be in-person or remote, The Campus looks at what — even if the campus reopens in the fall — will be different about daily life at Middlebury.

What could a mid-pandemic semester at Middlebury look like?

By Riley Board June 18, 2020
As students count down the days until the college’s announcement about procedures for next year, we look at how, even in a best case scenario, life at Middlebury would be altered in the fall.
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