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Giving back during the COVID-19 crisis

Giving back during the COVID-19 crisis

By Melissa Rosales, Podcast Producer

April 14, 2020

On this week’s episode of The Beacon, we discuss the importance of kindness and lending a hand to those in need during the pandemic, with producer Melissa Rosales, visual media arts professor and head of the Spirit of Emerson group, Tom Cooper, and Emerson alumni Shay Sinnott and Julia Gutierrez. ...

Utah Jazz players test positive for COVID-19 after team practice at Emerson

The Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym

By Ethan McDowell and Aaron J. Miller

March 11, 2020

Following a Utah Jazz practice at the college’s gym on March 5, two players on the team tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the team and reporting by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The players, center Rudy Gobert and guard Donovan Mitchell, were preparing for a game against the Bo...

Marlboro preparing for spring break delays

Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley looks on as a speaker addresses an audience of Marlboro College students, alumni, and residents on Dec. 14, 2019.

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

March 11, 2020

Marlboro College is debating whether to allow its students who will be going home for the college’s upcoming two-week spring break to return to campus due to concerns over the rapidly spreading COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, according to college President Kevin Quigley.  In an email sent ...

Emerson plans to create visual art studio spaces for incoming Marlboro faculty and students

Marlboro College Senior Erelyn Griffin in her personal studio space on the Vermont campus.

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor

March 1, 2020

The college is potentially planning on turning vacant spaces on campus into visual art studio spaces for incoming Marlboro College faculty and students by the fall 2020 semester, according to a college official. Professor and Visual Media Arts Department Chair Brooke Knight said the number of students...

Marlboro College Selectboard to restrict access to detailed Meeting minutes

Marlboro College's dining hall surrounded by snow in early February.

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

February 25, 2020

MARLBORO, VT—Marlboro College’s Selectboard will no longer release detailed minutes of the college’s weekly Selectboard and Town Meetings, according to a statement from Selectboard. Selectboard—the body comprised of Marlboro students, faculty, and staff that governs and runs Town Meeting—has...

Marlboro community unites behind ski race tradition

Racers from all over the community joined in the decades-old Wendell-Judd Cup.

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

February 24, 2020

MARLBORO, VT—Dozens of Marlboro community members gathered on the campus’s soccer field Sunday to cheer on over 70 skiers and snowshoers competing in the Wendell-Judd Cup. People crowded the finish line, clutching hot chocolate and pizza cooked in a student-constructed stone oven next to the field....

SGA Executive Treasurer cements financial power without a treasury team

SGA Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple.

By Tomas Gonzalez, Visual Managing Editor

February 20, 2020

SGA Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple, who has voiced complaints throughout the 2019-20 academic year regarding the workload associated with her position, will not hire a treasury team during her second semester on the job—effectively consolidating her power around a million dollars in student or...

SGA knowingly ignored election rules during fall and spring 2019 contests

Abigail Semple (top left), Jason Meier (top right), Sharon Duffy (bottom left), and Will Palauskas (bottom right)

By Andrew Brinker, News Editor

February 20, 2020

n examination of the recent execution of SGA’s election policies revealed a systemic, and at times purposeful, failure to adhere to elections protocols—exposing much of its executive membership as illegitimately elected and the oftentimes vague framing of the constitution. The string of oversig...

Marlboro professors face difficult decisions as merger looms

After 32 years of teaching at Marlboro, Jim Mahoney accepted a faculty position at Bennington College in Vermont. Photo: Jim Mahoney/Courtesy

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

February 19, 2020

Marlboro Professor Jim Mahoney watched his world fall apart as the proposed Emerson-Marlboro merger progressed over the past few months, forcing him to count his blessings and prepare for life after the potential closure of the Vermont campus. “For many of us it’s not just a school closing,”...

Emerson courts Marlboro students with tour on Valentine’s Day

The college was investigated by the Office of Civil Rights twice in the past five years for complaints of disability discrimination

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

February 13, 2020

On a day of love, Emerson College will welcome an expected 46 Marlboro College students to the Boston campus, hoping to charm them with their potential future home, according to a college official. Emerson College verbally agreed to merge with Marlboro in November, taking in the remaining student...

Proposed merger between Marlboro and Emerson College on “expedited” track

Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley (center) at the Board of Trustees meeting Saturday. Photo: Cho Yin Rachel Lo/The Marlboro Monitor

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

February 8, 2020

MARLBORO, VT—The Marlboro Board of Trustees announced they are attempting to expedite the timeline of the proposed merger with Emerson College at their meeting Saturday where they also discussed critics of the merger and tensions between the alumni and the Board. Chair of the Board Richard Saudek...

Celebrating 73 years of The Berkeley Beacon

A 1967 edition of The Berkeley Beacon, the oldest in the organization's office.

By Domenic Conte and Dana Gerber

February 6, 2020

Seventy-three years and four days ago, The Berkeley Beacon launched its first print product under Editor-In-Chief Paul Mundt. Below the flag—which we’ve recreated for this week’s edition—was a message from then-president Boylston Green: “I have little doubt as to the bright future of The Berkeley...