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    March 29 Letter to the Community from President Patton

    | by Laurie Patton

    As we wind down spring break and head into the second half of a semester in which we are trying something completely new, we thought it was a good time to share an overview of our work with the entire community. My guess is that in your reading about the COVID-19 pandemic, many of you have come across the phrase “social distancing does not mean social isolation.” This past week has brought us a number of ways in which we are trying to realize that statement. I believe we are doing it with the values and dispositions that I have come to think of as distinctly Middlebury: integrity, rigor, connectedness, curiosity, and openness.

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    Support for Students with Possible COVID-19 Symptoms

    | by Mark Peluso

    I hope that you are doing well during this unprecedented and challenging time. While we are fortunate that there has not yet been a COVID-19 case on campus, cases are starting to appear in the town of Middlebury. I am writing to let you know that Parton Health Center is here to help and support you for any of your health needs, including if you begin to feel sick.

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    Remote Resources for Students

    | by Baishakhi Taylor

    To best support our transition to Remote Learning, the DLINQ Interns at both the College and Institute have put together four resources for your use: Student Remote Resources Site, Zoom Drop-In Sessions, Student Support Mailbox, and Student Continuity Planner.

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    Support for Remote Learning

    | by Jeff Cason and Sujata Moorti

    As we enter the second week of our extended spring break, we hope that this message finds you healthy and safe. We, along with your faculty, have been preparing for remote learning, which will begin next Monday, the 30th. This brief message provides you with important information regarding the resumption of classes.

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    March 21 Letter to the Middlebury Community from President Patton

    | by Laurie Patton

    We are isolated now. The Vermont campus is emptier than it was. As I got out of my car on Tuesday to retrieve things from my office, I heard bells. Bells? The Carillon? I thought there must be something happening at Mead. But no, there couldn’t be. And then I realized: George Matthew is playing to inspire us, to orient us, to keep us together. Indeed, nothing was happening at Mead Chapel. And yet everything was.

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    Room Reassignment

    | by Baishakhi Taylor

    We hope this finds you well and adjusting as much as possible to the campus atmosphere in this unsettling time. We’ve asked a lot of you already in the last week, and sincerely appreciate all your cooperation so far. We understand this is hard. Nonetheless, we’re writing today to ask for your help again. 

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    Positive COVID-19 Test in Addison County

    | by David Provost and Mark Peluso

    Today, Porter Medical Center announced that an individual in Addison County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. It is our understanding that the individual was tested by Porter’s drive-through service after being screened via telemedicine. The patient is receiving care, following CDC guidelines, and self-isolating at home. We ask all community members to respect the individual’s privacy and avoid speculation and rumor as to their identity.

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    Middlebury’s Academic Program

    | by Jeff Cason and Sujata Moorti

    We recognize that the last week has been an extraordinary one, one in which we have all had to dramatically change the way we think about our communities and our connections to one another. We hope that as most of you have left campus, your journeys went as smoothly as possible, given the circumstances. And we hope that you have at least begun to settle into your new, and unanticipated, living arrangements.