College goes into quarantine as COVID-19 surges in Vermont (updated)

MIDDLEBURY — As COVID-19 cases rose to record levels in Vermont, Middlebury College announced Thursday evening it will move to a mandatory campus quarantine beginning 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, and continuing until students depart for the year on Saturday, Nov. 21. “Simply put, while we currently have no known cases of COVID-19 on campus, it is now imperative that we take … steps to ensure the safest possible departure for students and to protect the entire community,” wrote Chief Health Officer Mark Peluso, … (read more)

Navigating college through the COVID-19 pandemic

My eyes track slowly across a blurry screen as my professor quizzes us on Spanish vocab between bouts of lost internet connection. Regardless, classmates don’t seem to be paying much attention. They are frozen in their own blue light haze after what has f … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Juniors can still prep for college

I’m a college counselor. I work with high school juniors and seniors to help them find the best affordable colleges that match their hopes and dreams. Normally spring is one of my favorite times of year in my work life. Spring is when juniors are on colle … (read more)