The Middlebury Campus

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.”

Concerned Alumni Support the AAUP

By SARAH KOCH, CARA LEVINE, NIA ROBINSON, NELL SATHER, MEG DALY, EMMA LODGE, TRAVIS SANDERSON, and C GREEN

June 16, 2020

"For many of us, our relationships with faculty and staff remain our strongest continued connections to the College," wrote several alumni. "We trust the College will honor its commitments to Middlebury’s mission, and to the staff and faculty who uphold it."

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.

Freeze puts hiring on pause, though many positions were already filled

By ROSE EVANS

May 7, 2020

As part of its commitment to pay continuity for existing staff, the college has frozen all hiring that had not been completed before the transition to remote learning.

“Stay Home, Stay Safe”: stricter guidelines reshape college’s plan for staff

In the new system, staff — including many “essential” facilities workers, will end up working fewer hours. The days they will be forced to take off because of the stay-at-home mandate will come out of their Covid-19 Pay Banks.

By AMELIA POLLARD

April 2, 2020

The college's game plan identifies "essential workers" and reduces the number of staff on campus at any one time.

The college’s ‘first priority’: continuing staff wages

College employees were all-hands-on-deck as students were asked to move out mid-semester due to Covid-19.

By AMELIA POLLARD

March 22, 2020

At Middlebury--the largest employer in Addison County--the college’s crisis management team has developed a roadmap for maintaining staff wages after most students departed during the unfolding pandemic. 

Students protest for higher staff wages

Students protest for higher staff wages

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

December 7, 2019

In response, the college reiterated its commitment to reviewing wages for positions in lowest pay bands. "It took student action to get the college to address it," said College Landscape Horticulturalist and Staff Council President Tim Parsons.

Filling in the gaps: on institutional pride and a living wage

By TIM PARSONS

November 21, 2019

I personally want to thank The Campus for excellent recent coverage, editorials and overall support for staff here at Middlebury. These have been trying times for many of us.

Ask Tré

Ask Tré

By TRE STEPHENS

November 14, 2019

If you had the power to change one thing about Middlebury College campus culture today, what would it be and why?

To college staff: notes from the desk

By NORA PEACHIN

November 7, 2019

We, as students, stand in solidarity with you in your unionization efforts.

Contractors hired in response to custodial staff shortages

Contractors hired in response to custodial staff shortages

By NORA PEACHIN

October 31, 2019

A team of independent contractors began cleaning nearly all of the small residential spaces on campus on Oct. 14. This shift came as a result of ongoing custodial staff shortages.

Why the Fork Are People Throwing Dishes in the Trash?

By SARAH ASCH

February 21, 2019

I would like to state unequivocally that it is wrong to take dishes from our shared dining halls and abandon them around campus for staff members to collect

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