College has handled the pandemic ‘quite well’

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College officially closed its campus Saturday, as scheduled, and most students have gone home to complete their semesters remotely. Despite three students testing positive for COVID-19 last week, and six people overall, the college’s efforts to safely operate in the middle of a pandemic, with roughly 2,200 students in town, have been largely successful. To get some perspective on that success, the Independent reached out to Middlebury senior Benjy Renton, who is quickly becoming an e … (read more)

Middlebury College student’s COVID work draws national attention

MIDDLEBURY — On Friday morning, Oct. 2, just hours after learning that President Trump had tested positive for COVID-19, Middlebury College senior Benjy Renton sat down and started drawing on a piece of paper. “It was a lot of squares, lots of ‘Who tested … (read more)

Virus forces college students out of China

BEIJING, China — Middlebury College junior Benjy Renton may have been a little disappointed after the college cancelled his study abroad program to China this week due to the expanding outbreak of the coronavirus, but he was surely too busy to show it. An … (read more)