Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Provost Michaele Whelan

From provost to president: Michaele Whelan departs Emerson to lead Wheaton College

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 4, 2021

The 14th floor office designated for the Vice President and Provost of Academic Affairs will soon be have a new tenant as Michaele Whelan prepares to depart the college, saying goodbye to friends made...

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

Marlboro students relieved by campus sale

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
October 14, 2021

Almost all of the former faculty and students of Marlboro College have not set foot on their idyllic Potash Hill campus since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. Now, weeks after the campus’ sale...

A view of part of the old Marlboro College campus.

Marlboro Music purchases former college campus

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
September 30, 2021

A chamber music group closed its purchase of the former Marlboro College campus on Tuesday, a culmination to months of uncertainty over the land after the school was absorbed by Emerson last year. The...

Provost Michaele Whelan

Provost Michaele Whelan set to leave college in November

By Charlie McKenna
September 9, 2021

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michaele Whelan will depart Emerson this fall to become the president of Wheaton College in Norton, MA, marking the latest in a series of high profile...

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...

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 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...

“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,...

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.
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