A campus empties, and a college newspaper must figure out how to continue operations when everyone has scattered in the wind.
Emma Smith says that the work of the bard can serve as a narrative vaccine during a pandemic such as ours. A conversation with the Shakespearean scholar reveals that insight and so much more.
Dan O'Brien ’96, a playwright and poet, and Jessica St. Clair ’98, a comedian and writer, join President Patton for our final check in with the community during COVID-19 self-isolation. Dan and Jessica are a true power couple in the arts that met in a Middlebury improv group. They discuss Dan's magazine essay "Life Shrinks: Lessons from Chemo Quarantine," how reopening the country feels a lot like remission, and how their art is evolving to reflect the pandemic.
Gone in less than a minute—the middle of June 2019 to the middle of June 2020, as viewed from the rooftop of the Mittelman Observatory.
Acknowledging a national scourge and examining the work that must be done at Middlebury— individually and collectively—to combat it.
Further lessons in remote learning, featuring a pair of hands-on theatre design courses.
In this episode, Dick Clay, a student at the Bread Loaf School of English, shares his story of recovering from COVID-19. Dick discusses when the seriousness of the virus hit him, the "wilderness path to recovery," and how he will process this experience through writing.