Activists at Middlebury have spent the last year creating mutual aid networks, educating peers about anti-racism and fighting for a myriad of reforms both on-campus and from their homes across the country. While the pandemic limited in-person events, organizers saw their work become more urgent than ...
Tony Sjodin ’23 is the senior news editor.
He previously served as community council correspondent, senior writer, and news editor.
At Middlebury, Sjodin studies political science with a focus on international and comparative politics. Outside of class, he leads kayaking and hiking trips with the Middlebury Mountain Club, volunteers with WildMidd, and interns virtually with the Regional Environmental Hub for Central America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica.
Parton Center for Health and Wellness has halted Peace of Mind STI screenings, as demand for Covid-19 testing has created a shortage in testing supplies and lab capacity.
An anonymous person joined several student organizations’ Zoom rooms, disrupting meetings with comments that ranged from mild annoyances to transphobia.
The college set a goal of testing 750 individuals per week throughout the semester, with some weeks surpassing and some weeks dipping below that tally. Middlebury has less stringent testing measures than some other colleges.
With Dean of Students Derek Doucet on a leave until November, student life staff members shuffle around to fill gaps and provide new services for students.
When Middlebury students dispersed around the globe last March, they had to “Box, Label and Leave” their belongings. This summer staff had to scramble to get everything to the right place in time.
Middlebury students are navigating all-new or altered absentee voting systems ahead of the general election on Nov. 3. Although absentee voting is hardly new to college campuses, the pandemic has ignited nationwide debate about mail-in voting systems. Many states have expanded voting options for the ...
Data suggests that Addison County will lose $800 million over the next decade and consumer spending will not return to pre-Covid-19 peak