The Middlebury Campus

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

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.

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.

College outlines criteria for retrieving on-campus belongings

BENJY RENTON
Students packed their belongings into boxes after the school announced the cancellation of in-person classes.

By Abigail Chang

June 2, 2020

Students not returning in the fall — including students who graduated and students planning to study abroad — will reserve 90-minute time slots to collect their belongings from the college.

Trustees to match any college donation with $100 through the end of June

BENJY RENTON
Middlebury trustees promise to match charitable contributions of any amount with $100 in personal donations.

By Riley Board

May 30, 2020

The matching donations will support the Student Emergency Fund, the Fund for Staff Support, and the Financial Aid Fund, among others.

Notes from the desk: A roadmap for the summer

Notes from the desk: A roadmap for the summer

By Bochu Ding

May 29, 2020

"Trying times call for trying new measures," writes Editor in Chief Bochu Ding '21. "As we all embark on an 'unprecedented' summer, we at The Campus are looking forward to navigating these uncharted territories alongside you."

Students return to Middlebury surrounding senior week, sparking safety concerns

Local residents spotted students on South Street, among other locations in town.

By Abigail Chang

May 29, 2020

“It’s very quiet when there are no students around, and we love having the students come back and all the energy they bring,” said Middlebury resident Barbara Marlow. “This [incident] did not feel like that to the people who were affected. It felt disrespectful, and it felt frightening because of the health concerns involved.”

Remaining students asked to leave campus by end of May

Unless approved to stay longer, students currently living on campus will move out of their residence halls by the end of May.

By Abigail Chang

May 17, 2020

"No student will be required to leave without a safe alternative in place," wrote senior associate dean of students Derek Doucet.

Struggles of Māori people during Covid-19: Who is there to blame?

By VALERIIA VAKHITOVA

May 14, 2020

As the Covid-19 curve flattens, many of us are compelled to celebrate the fast-approaching end of hardships. But for Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, the hardships will continue. Today they face unemployment and malnutrition; tomorrow, further discrimination. In the 14th century, Māo...

Faculty members reinstate Middlebury chapter of AAUP

Faculty members reinstate Middlebury chapter of AAUP

By ABIGAIL CHANG

May 14, 2020

Faculty hope to mitigate cuts to employee compensation as Middlebury explores ways to reduce the financial toll of the pandemic.

Admin-staff relations tested by health crisis

In the last two months, relations between administrators and staff have become strained as the global health crisis puts financial and logistical strain on the college.

By Amelia Pollard and Sabine Poux

May 14, 2020

As the college faces significant logistic and economic challenges from the health crisis, relations between administrators and staff are being tested in a way they have not been before.

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

By TONY SJODIN

May 14, 2020

The CCI is hosting daily virtual "Quick Questions" and other online programming to support students in their career exploration this summer.

Student environmental organizers find ways to keep active from home

Student environmental organizers find ways to keep active from home

By NICOLE POLLACK

May 14, 2020

When sports seasons were canceled and classes went remote, activism did, too.

College landscapers continue to work amidst campus shutdown

The Main Quad in October 2019.

By Porter Bowman

May 14, 2020

“If we’re not safe landscaping and working outside, we’re not safe anywhere,” said landscaper Todd Weedman. “My wife is in more danger going to the grocery store than I am going to work.”

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