For safety, college isolates students back from China

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has imposed a two-week waiting period on students who have recently returned from a suspended study-abroad program in China, as a precaution against the spread of a novel coronavirus that was first reported in Wuhan, China, on Dec. 31. Those students will have to wait 14 days — from the date of their departure from China — before they can rejoin their classmates in Middlebury, according to a college policy first reported in the Middlebury Campus newspaper. “There are 14 stude … (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)

Book charts path from trash to treasure

MIDDLEBURY — Author Adam Minter will travel a thousand miles for a good recycling story. And for his latest book, Minter racked up significant frequent-flyer miles from Middlebury to China and ports in between, in his effort to shine a light on worldwide … (read more)