COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Middlebury's influence for positive change begins with each individual student and ripples around the world. See the impact of gifts to Middlebury through the stories of our students, faculty, alumni, donors, and friends.

Students Pitch in for Staff Parents

Hearing that some staff members are struggling to balance work with homeschooling their young children, more than 100 Middlebury students raised their hands to provide relief. They are tutoring the children remotely in subjects ranging from math to Spanish.

Community Friends

What Friends Are For

The 140 Middlebury students who volunteer as Community Friends mentors to local youngsters disbursed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Many of the undergrads are still finding ways to stay connected to their mentees—including celebrating a birthday by making cupcakes together via FaceTime.

Voyage of Discovery

Andrew Locke '11 spent the past two years running randomized trials in Chennai, India, to assess various methods of addressing poverty and to determine what works and what does not.

Innovation for a World of Diversity

Having lived “in the midst of fear” growing up in Pakistan, Naina Qayyum ’15 is determined to work with diversity, creativity, and women’s power to make a difference. “Islam is such a diverse religion — there’s so much beauty in it,” she notes. “A few elements are overshadowing this.”

Learning Every Day

Devon Tomasi ’17 is determined to learn and give all she can at Middlebury. One day, she says, “I hope to help people suffering from neurological diseases such as anxiety or bipolar disorder.”