President Laurie Patton to leave Middlebury College

Laurie Patton on Thursday announced she will leave Middlebury this coming January to become president of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Letter from Laurie Patton on her departure

Laurie Patton writes: I have no words to describe my gratitude for and joy about Middlebury, and who we have become together in the world.

Patton understands place by making images

Taking photographs helps Laurie Patton stay connected with the natural beauty of Vermont — otherwise she’ll just be “stressing with scenery,” she added with a laugh.

President Patton address the Middlebury Community on the eve of students’ return

Middlebury College President Laurie Patton and Chief Health Officer and College Physician Mark Peluso released this letter to the public to explain the college’s preparations for the widespread return of students to campus this coming Sunday and Monday. • … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Patton: College students are back in the community

Dear Middlebury Community, I write today to let you know that we will move to Phase 2 of our campus reopening this Thursday, Sept. 17, due to our encouraging COVID-19 testing results to date. At the moment, Middlebury College has zero positive cases, zero … (read more)

COVID guide: A letter from President Laurie Patton

Dear Middlebury Community, From the moment we began to live with and through the COVID-19 pandemic, we have said this will be a time like no other in the history of Middlebury. Our town and campus in Vermont, our communities at Monterey and all of our oth … (read more)

Opinion: Cooperative group talks COVID-19

This community forum is a joint effort of Brian Carpenter, chair of the Middlebury selectboard; Peter Burrows, superintendent of the Addison Central School District, and Laurie Patton, president of Middlebury College.     We write to members of the Middle … (read more)

Middlebury President Patton: College is prepared for threats from COVID-19

Editor’s note: Middlebury College President Laurie Patton has issued this statement reaffirming the return-to-campus decision in response to an Aug. 13 letter in the Independent from 60 current and former college employees and/or Middlebury residents who … (read more)

Middlebury College officials weigh options for reopening this fall

By Mark Peluso, Middlebury College Director of Health Services, and Laurie Patton, Middlebury College President Will college students return to Middlebury in the fall? If so, how will we ensure their safety and the safety of the wider Middlebury community … (read more)

Laurie Patton says the college ‘will be different’

MIDDLEBURY — In an effort to keep the campus community up-to-date during the COVID-19 health crisis, Middlebury College officials have established a timeline for making key decisions about college programs for the rest of the year. “Our scenario planning … (read more)

College, hospital and town leaders speak to the community

Leaders from the Town of Middlebury, Porter Medical Center and Middlebury College addressed this letter to the community on Thursday. —————— Dear Members of the Middlebury Community, We write in our leadership roles for the town of Middlebury and the larg … (read more)

Patton eyes town-gown future, dreams big

MIDDLEBURY — Where town-gown relations are concerned, a lot has happened during Laurie Patton’s four years as president of Middlebury College, and she’s perfectly happy to take an inventory of recent successes: •The percentage of students engaged in commu … (read more)