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Second Marlboro College campus sale falls through

Second Marlboro College campus sale falls through

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
March 11, 2021

Democracy Builders will retain control of the former Marlboro College campus, according to its founder Seth Andrew, after it was purportedly sold to Vermont-based education company Type 1 Civilization...

The Marlboro College Campus laden with snow in early February.

Marlboro campus resold, new programs set to launch in September

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
February 5, 2021

Type 1 Civilization Academy will take over the former Marlboro College campus from Democracy Builders, according to documents obtained by The Beacon, with just months until students are slated to arrive...

Students gathered in the old Marlboro College dining hall.

Marlboro community attempting to adapt to life in downtown Boston

By Karli Wallace
September 24, 2020

Sarah-May Schultz’s first visit to the old Marlboro College campus, tucked away in the hills of rural Vermont, came when she was just 38 days old. Eighteen years later, she would call that campus home.  That...

The Marlboro College Campus laden with snow in early February.

Marlboro College campus sold for significantly less than original valuation, new documents show

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
July 24, 2020

The Marlboro campus on Potash Hill—once valued at $10 million by Emerson—sold to Democracy Builders in May for $225,000, according to new documents obtained by The Beacon. It is unclear why the...

A view of part of the old Marlboro College campus.

Turmoil over racism allegations toward Marlboro College buyer continues after Emerson finalizes merger

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
July 24, 2020

The Marlboro community raised more questions about the allegations of racism against Democracy Builders, the organization that purchased the Marlboro College campus, in a town meeting held Monday—the...

President M. Lee Pelton and President Kevin Quigley walking down Potash Hill in November 2019.

Emerson finalizes Marlboro merger

By Jacob Seitz and Diana Bravo
July 23, 2020

The college confirmed Thursday that the Emerson-Marlboro deal is now finalized after the Vermont Attorney General approved the agreement Monday.  “This historic alliance will enable the Marlboro...

The 73-year-old Marlboro College was sold to Democracy Builders. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

Emerson-Marlboro deal approved by Vermont Attorney General after eight months

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
July 20, 2020

The Emerson-Marlboro deal received final approval from the Vermont Attorney General’s office Monday, the last hurdle in an eight-month merger process that began last fall.  A review from Attorney...

Students gather outside Marlboro College's dining hall after an emergency board of trustees meeting in early December 2019.

Vermont Attorney General cannot stop Marlboro campus sale amid allegations of racism against buyer

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
July 17, 2020

Despite mounting allegations of racism against the Democracy Builders founder, the sale of the Marlboro campus to the non-profit cannot be stopped by the Vermont Attorney General, according to the state...

An Asset Transfer Agreement, signed by Emerson and Marlboro, revealed that Emerson expects to receive just over $20 million from the merger.

Newly publicized Emerson-Marlboro transfer agreement reveals new details of proposed merger

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
July 4, 2020

Marlboro and Emerson signed an Asset Transfer Agreement last week, which lays out final terms for student accommodations, faculty transfers, and finances, including details about the anticipated $20.25...

A view of part of the old Marlboro College campus.

Marlboro Alumni condemn campus sale amid reports of racism at Democracy Builders

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
July 4, 2020

The Marlboro Alumni Council urged the Marlboro Board of Trustees to cancel the sale of the Vermont campus to Democracy Builders due to recent public accusations of racism against the group’s founder,...

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

Emerson-Marlboro deal waiting for AG approval

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
June 27, 2020

The Marlboro College Board of Trustees officially approved The Emerson-Marlboro merger on Friday, Marlboro President Kevin Quigley said in a Zoom meeting Saturday, and the deal now awaits approval from...

The Potash Hill campus was sold in May for $225,000.

Marlboro students to lose financial options if they defer entry for fall semester

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
June 14, 2020

Marlboro College students attending Emerson as a part of the proposed Emerson-Marlboro merger will lose the Marlboro tuition rate guarantee and housing scholarship if they defer entry to the college in...

President M. Lee Pelton and President Kevin Quigley walking down Potash Hill in November 2019.

Emerson, Marlboro strike “provisional agreement” on acquisition

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
May 28, 2020

Emerson College announced Thursday that it has entered into a provisional agreement to acquire Marlboro College, just hours after Marlboro announced the sale of their Vermont campus. “Emerson College...

The Marlboro College Board of Trustees met over Zoom Saturday morning to discuss the merger deal.

Emerson to receive $22 million in Marlboro merger

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
May 16, 2020

Emerson College will receive only an estimated $22 million out of the estimated $27 million of Marlboro College’s endowment when the Emerson-Marlboro merger is complete, Marlboro officials said Saturday. In...

The Marlboro College Campus laden with snow in early February.

Boston-based realty group to take point on sale of Marlboro campus

By Jacob Seitz , Staff Writer
April 23, 2020

Marlboro College selected a Boston-based real estate firm on Tuesday to aid in the promotion and sale of the 530-acre campus on top of Potash Hill. Colliers International Group’s Boston-based team...

“We remain determined that an agreement will be finalized in May by both Boards of Trustees and implemented by June 30th, and will provide a net benefit to Emerson College, from inception,” President M. Lee Pelton wrote.

Marlboro merger still on track as COVID-19 pandemic disrupts life

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
April 7, 2020

The Emerson-Marlboro merger remains on its initially scheduled timeline despite the COVID-19 outbreak that forced both colleges to move classes online, vacate residence halls, and postpone commencements,...

Nationally renowned painter and Marlboro benefactor dies at 92

Nationally renowned painter and Marlboro benefactor dies at 92

By Faith Bugenhagen
April 4, 2020

Cecily Kahn remembers the many times she would accompany her father, Wolf Kahn, to find new subject matter for him to illustrate. Wolf Kahn was a renowned artist who frequently sought inspiration from...

Marlboro President Kevin Quigley said it’s still unlikely the campus will remain open on its own.

Emerson-Marlboro merger still on track despite growing opposition

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
March 19, 2020
"I Believe in Marlboro College" is pushing back against the merger, now with support from the state's Lieutenant Governor.
The Potash Hill campus was sold in May for $225,000.

Marlboro students say a premature goodbye to Potash Hill

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
March 16, 2020

Over the past three years, Marlboro College student Charlie Hickman hasn’t left Potash Hill for more than a few months at a time. If the proposed Emerson-Marlboro merger goes through, Hickman and their...

“We recognize how difficult this decision is for our community, especially given that this is our last semester on Potash Hill,” Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley wrote.

Marlboro to close dorms, transition classes online

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
March 13, 2020

Marlboro College asked students to vacate campus by March 28 and announced plans to transition to online classes for at least two weeks after their spring break, President Kevin Quigley announced in a...

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