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Letter: Rejecting the idea of us versus them

Letter: Rejecting the idea of us versus them

By Kerry Ferrell, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2020

Kerry Ferrell is an Emerson College class of 2020 graduate. I wholeheartedly reject the idea of an “Us versus Them” mentality at Emerson in regards to the handling of sexual assault on campus. Rather, I see it as “Those Compassionately Aligned With the Victims versus Those Standing in the Way of Healing....

Letter: It is Us Versus Them

Letter: It is Us Versus Them

By Claire Rodenbush, SGA President-Elect

May 6, 2020

Claire Rodenbush is a rising junior at Emerson College who was recently elected as SGA's executive president for the 2020-2021 academic year. My initial reaction to the opinion piece “Us Versus Them” was one of disgust. Telling survivors of sexual assault not to criticize the administration that absolves their abusers of guilt is a privileged take. The administration can...

Letter: Amy Tudor responds to Kevin Quigley statements

Letter: Amy Tudor responds to Kevin Quigley statements

By Amy Tudor

April 13, 2020

Amy Tudor is an alum of Marlboro College and affiliated with I Believe In Marlboro College, a group of alumni and community members opposing Emerson College's acquisition of Marlboro College.  In a March 19 Berkeley Beacon article, Emerson-Marlboro merger still on track despite growing opposition...

Letter: Open Letter to the Administration of Emerson College

Letter: Open Letter to the Administration of Emerson College

By Ryan Rock

March 20, 2020

Ryan Rock is a senior theatre major To the Emerson College administration, I want to understand more exactly the basis in which you are describing how online classes are going to be on the same educational level as my in-person classes; especially considering the lower cost of online classes at E...

Letter: Covid-19 Tuition Refunds

Letter: Covid-19 Tuition Refunds

By Abigail Semple, SGA Executive Treasurer

March 20, 2020

Abigail Semple is the Student Government Association's executive treasurer for the 2019-2020 academic year.  I wish this wasn’t happening. I wish I could finish my senior year on campus, I wish I could have all the traditions that the graduating classes before me had, I wish I could be with my frie...

Letter: Don’t make decisions based on rumors

Letter: Don't make decisions based on rumors

By Abigail Semple, SGA Executive Treasurer

March 12, 2020

Abigail Semple is the Student Government Association's executive treasurer for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Everything right now is hectic. Things are overwhelming and scary. But, we all need to remember to care for ourselves, which means sleeping, eating, washing your hands. Right now, there ar...

Letter: Secrecy at Marlboro College

Letter: Secrecy at Marlboro College

By Rebecca Boyden

March 9, 2020

Rebecca Boyden is a former resident of Marlboro whose father was a teacher, Dean, Trustee and Acting President at Marlboro College for over 30 years I am profoundly disturbed by the levels of secrecy which are now accepted at Marlboro College. As an institution founded on the principals of transpar...

Letter: Elections Shenanigans unacceptable

Letter: Elections Shenanigans unacceptable

By Brad Dye

March 9, 2020

Brad Dye graduated from Emerson College in 2006 and served as the Student Government Association's elections commissioner for three years.  As the person who served as SGA Elections Commissioner for three years, and oversaw the College's transition from paper balloting to online elections, I am sho...

Letter: T. Hunter Wilson responds to President M. Lee Pelton’s “Marlboro Promise” letter

Letter: T. Hunter Wilson responds to President M. Lee Pelton's

By T. Hunter Wilson, Marlboro College Faculty Emeritus

February 8, 2020

Marlboro College Faculty Emeritus T. Hunter Wilson responds to President M. Lee Pelton's letter to Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley sent in December. Pelton's letter is available here.  Dear President Pelton, Much of the first part of your letter recites the very general case for the challenges a...

Letter: “It’s a Closure, Not a Merger”

Letter: “It’s a Closure, Not a Merger”

January 29, 2020

Jonathon Podolsky is the moderator of Local Frogs: Hampshire College Alumni of Western MA and has been very active in the saving Hampshire College movement. If you would like to send a letter to The Beacon please email [email protected] Letters for print must be sent by Wednesday, 6 p.m. EST and n...

Letter: Response to “Emerson Special Olympics Event Draws Hundreds”

Letter: Response to “Emerson Special Olympics Event Draws Hundreds”

January 25, 2020

If you would like to send a letter to The Beacon please email [email protected] Letters for print must be sent by Wednesday, 6 p.m. EST and not exceed 200 words.  As a member of the disabled community, I find it important to speak out when I believe that the community has been misrepresent...

Letter: A response to the Marlboro Board of Trustees

Letter: A response to the Marlboro Board of Trustees

By T. Hunter Wilson, Marlboro College Faculty Emeritus

January 25, 2020

If you would like to send a letter to The Beacon please email [email protected] Letters for print must be sent by Wednesday, 6 p.m. EST and not exceed 200 words.  The Marlboro College Board of Trustees has received dozens of letters and a petition with nine hundred signatories asking t...