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Marlboro College’s closure leaves community businesses concerned

Marlboro College’s closure leaves community businesses concerned

By Belen Dumont, News Editor

November 14, 2019

BRATTLEBORO, Vt.—Marlboro College junior Sally Fletcher has worked at Mochajoe’s—a popular cafe—for about eight months, but the Vermont native will have to leave her barista position if she decides to attend Emerson College next fall.  “A lot of businesses rely on [Marlboro College students], such...

Debunking common misconceptions around the Emerson-Marlboro merger

Debunking common misconceptions around the Emerson-Marlboro merger

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2019

Emerson College did not purchase Marlboro College  The Vermont school donated its $30 million endowment and real estate, valued at more than $10 million, to Emerson. The endowment will permanently fund Emerson's Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies program which will be renamed to the Marlboro ...

Marlboro Town Meeting addresses students’ concerns for future of campus

Marlboro Town Meeting addresses students’ concerns for future of campus

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

November 14, 2019

MARLBORO, Vt.—Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley informed his community members Wednesday that it is not up to them to decide the fate of the campus—directly addressing concerns students raised about the future of the small liberal arts school on Potash Hill.  “I want to be really clear w...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 11/13: Marlboro College merger

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 11/13: Marlboro College merger

By Kyle Bray, Managing Editor: Visual and Design

November 13, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 11/13: Marlboro College merger" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB with the latest episode of The Berkeley Beacon News Hour—a morning radio program dedicated to discussing both campus and city news with a splice of music in between. The show airs on WECB at 8...

Merger fuels anxiety among Marlboro students

Merger fuels anxiety among Marlboro students

By Stephanie Purifoy and Chris Van Buskirk

November 7, 2019

MARLBORO, Vt.—The rumors and talk circulated for years. General anxiety about what would happen to the future and legacy of Marlboro College lingered on the wooded hilltop campus.  When the news finally broke this week, senior Erelyn Griffin wasn't shocked.  "I knew something was coming but i...

What we know and what we don’t about the Emerson-Marlboro merger

What we know and what we don’t about the Emerson-Marlboro merger

November 7, 2019

By Andrew Brinker, Belen Dumont, Tomas Gonzalez, and Jacob Seitz Emerson is slated to acquire Marlboro College in approximately a year, but many questions still remain about the future of the community after the merger. To paint a better picture of this, The Beacon sat down with both universities’ president...

Emerson to merge with college in Vermont in fall 2020

Emerson to merge with college in Vermont in fall 2020

November 7, 2019

By Stephanie Purifoy and Andrew Brinker Audible gasps filled the Cutler Majestic Theatre Wednesday morning as President M. Lee Pelton announced a merger between Emerson and Marlboro College, a small liberal arts college in southern Vermont.  Marlboro will donate its $30 million endowment and...

A brief history of Marlboro College

A brief history of Marlboro College

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

November 7, 2019

In the wake of Emerson College's recent plan to acquire Marlboro College in Vermont, The Beacon compiled the smaller college's relevant history to provide students in Boston with a brief look at the legacy of the $40 million institution.  Emerson College and Marlboro College announced the merger Wednes...

The day a campus faced its fate

The day a campus faced its fate

By Jakob Menendez, Managing Editor: Visual

November 6, 2019

On Wednesday, President Lee Pelton announced that Emerson College acquired the endowment and land holdings of Marlboro College through means of a merger. Immediately, we knew as a paper that we needed to hear from the students and faculty of Marlboro, and that a phone interview would not suffice. So we...