Middlebury College

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will host a job fair on Monday, Sept. 27, in an effort to unite job-seeking students with local employers in desperate need of workers. The job fair will take place from 4-6 p.m. at the McCullough Student Center property, under a tent. Participating businesses will be provided a table and some chairs, and employers should in turn come equipped with a list of positions they are seeking to fill, along with details on hours, salary range and benefits. Only vaccinated individuals will be able to enter campus and all participants will need to wear masks for the...

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Tiny books fit well into the hands of small children, they are easy to carry in your pocket (or even around your neck), and they feel special by virtue of their size. Depending on who you ask, not everyone agrees on which books qualify as “miniature.” While many serious collectors maintain a strict 7.6 cm height rule, the curators at Middlebury College’s Davis Library (and the Library of Congress) consider all books 10 cm in height or less to be miniature books.  To show off some of these magnificent minis, Kaitlin Buerge (2013 Middlebury College grad) and director and curator of Special...
MIDDLEBURY — In Middlebury College sports action during the past week, the top-ranked field hockey team kept up its winning ways, men’s soccer picked up two victories, and women’s soccer split a pair of games. The football team will open at Williams on Saturday, when the field hockey and soccer teams will all host Bowdoin. FIELD HOCKEY The 3-0 field hockey team — winners of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 NCAA Division III titles — on Saturday opened NESCAC play by defeating visiting Wesleyan (1-1 overall, 0-1 in NESCAC), 6-0. The Panthers outshot the Cardinals 15-0, and got two goals from Joan...

DURING A RECENT training session at Nelson Arena, Middlebury College Emergency Response Team members Scott Barker, left, and Tim Parsons organize some of the specialized tools they use to rescue people trapped in confined spaces, like heating and ventilation ducts. Independent photo/John Vaaler
“We actually — knock on wood — have not had to do one yet,” Middlebury College’s landscape horticulturalist and arborist Tim Parsons said. Parsons is referring to not having yet participated in a confined-space rescue, a term for a rescue in a place that is narrow or somehow tricky to approach. The Middlebury College Emergency Response Team — which is composed entirely of Middlebury College staff — specializes in confined space rescues, which are primarily meant to assist college employees in fields where work in confined spaces sometimes occurs, such as plumbing or heating, ventilation and...

JEFF REHBACH WILL pass his baton as director of the Middlebury College Community Chorus to Jeff Buettner, director of choral activities at Middlebury College.
“Music has always been a part of my life.” Since he was a boy growing up in a suburb of Rochester, N.Y., Jeff Rehbach was surrounded and inspired by music. “My parents sang in the Lutheran church choir in my hometown, and my younger sister, brother and I all sang in the youth choir at the church,” he described in a recent interview. “Our aunts, uncles and first cousins gathered at Christmastime to sing carols together each year from the time we were all in elementary school right through high school and early college years.” He picked up the violin in fourth grade and continued with that...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will permit fans who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a valid medical or religious exemption to attend its home athletic events this fall. College officials are defining fully vaccinated people as those who have had full doses of approved vaccines, assuming two weeks have passed since they have received their final shots. Attendees at sporting events are asked to bring their vaccination cards or a photo of the document on their phones. Fans are also encouraged to wear face masks outdoors when in group settings where physical distancing cannot be...
Editor's note: This version of the story provides many more details and perspective than the version posted on this website Aug. 20. MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College is planning to buy the Inn on the Green early next month to help solve temporary excess enrollment issues, the college announced on Friday. Starting next month 25 juniors and seniors will live on the South Pleasant Street property, which includes 12 rooms and a carriage house. “The inn property offers a convenient location within close walking distance to campus and amenities,” college officials said in a release. “Our plan is to...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College reported four cases of COVID-19 on campus Friday, and the institution has announced it will now require facial coverings indoors and in all public venues on campus, effective immediately. “This update in policy is based on CDC guidance related to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Addison County,” wrote Chief Health Officer Mark Peluso and Vice President for Student Affairs Smita Ruzicka in a campus-wide memo Friday afternoon. “The county now meets the CDC’s criteria for an area with a substantial or high prevalence of COVID-19. The CDC recommends that...
MIDDLEBURY — As Middlebury College prepares for student arrivals next month, officials are bracing for the possibility of yet another semester spent limiting the spread of COVID-19. “Our plan remains to establish a fully vaccinated campus community, with the exception of a small number of individuals with approved exemptions, and return to as normal operations as possible with in-person classes, events and activities,” wrote Chief Health Officer Mark Peluso and Vice President for Student Affairs Smita Ruzicka in a Tuesday memo to the college community. “At the same time, we continue to...

CAITLIN GOSS
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has named Caitlin Goss vice president for human resources and chief people officer. She will begin her new role on Sept. 13. A native Vermonter who grew up in Hinesburg, Goss holds an MBA in sustainable innovation from the University of Vermont and a bachelor’s in political science and East Asian studies from Dickinson College. As an exchange student, she attended Beijing University, where she became fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Goss also spent two years at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she worked and studied leadership as a vehicle for systems...

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