Rumor has it administration has decided to completely redesign the Middlebury website due to complaints that it is “too confusing” and “too hard to navigate.” We think this is bull shit. Not only does the homepage have explicit links to information on Academic, Athletics, Student Life, Admissions, Art, etc., but it also represents Middlebury’s creative, innovative flare. We’ve never heard complaints about website navigation. A recent “How Did You Get Here?” narrative journalism interviewee from Ethiopia even stated that the unique website was a major factor tipping the balance on her decision to attend Midd over other American schools.
We don’t know all the details, and we’re not sure how much we can do to stop this movement, but we think it’s pretty absurd. What do you think? Do you have problems navigating the Midd website? What would you change, if you could?