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Thursday, Sep 28, 2023



Middlebury to introduce half-credit courses beginning fall 2022

Starting in the fall of 2022, Middlebury will offer half-credit courses, which will either run at full strength for just the first or second half of the semester or run at “half-strength,” meaning that the class will meet more infrequently than usual classes throughout the entire semester. 

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FIRE creates outdoor recreation opportunities for BIPOC students

While sitting in her Conversations with Environmental Icons class last spring, Kamryn You Mak ’23.5 began to feel sad and frustrated with the exclusivity and elitism surrounding outdoor and environmental culture at Middlebury. You Mak decided to create Fostering Inclusive Recreation Experiences (FIRE), ...


Ten o’clock Ross returns to the Fireplace Lounge

For the past two weeks, from Sunday to Wednesday, 150 to 400 students have trekked over to Ross’ Fireplace Lounge to enjoy the recent return of 10 o’clock Ross, which serves cereal, bagels and drinks from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.


Reported cases low in week after mask mandate ends

Reported Covid-19 cases at Middlebury remained low in the week since students returned from spring break, after the college shifted to an optional mask mandate on March 18 and stopped requiring weekly Covid-19 testing on March 13. According to the college’s Covid-19 reporting dashboard, there are ...

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Middlebury receives $25 million for conflict transformation

Middlebury has announced a $25 million grant from an anonymous donor to create the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation, a concept designed to reframe the way in which peacebuilding initiatives are discussed and pursued. The money will be doled out over the next seven years ...

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Acceptance rate drops to 15% for class of 2026

The overall acceptance rate for this year was 15% from a pool of around 13,000 applicants. This marks the new lowest rate in public record, slightly lower than the 15.7% of 11,908 applicants admitted in last year’s admissions cycle.


News in Brief: Board of Trustees approves 4.5% tuition increase

The Board of Trustees approved a 4.5% increase in tuition on March 15, raising the total cost of undergraduate tuition to $62,000 and room and board to $17,800 for the 2022–23 academic year. Additionally, the student activities fee will increase $20 to $460. An announcement released by the college ...