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Sustainability concerns pile up amid packaged meal protocols

To-go containers pile up in campus dumpsters, overwhelming the college’s compost facility.

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.”

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

McKibben is pictured at a Middlebury event from January 2019.

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 on campus and in town were tested on Sept. 2, when 821 tests were administered, and on Sept. 4, when 1,138 tests ...

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.”

Fall coaches adjust to a season without competitive play

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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."

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