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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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...

Katie Redefer is a senior journalism major and the Editor-in-Chief of The Berkeley Beacon.

Letter from the Editor: Reflecting on a year of the pandemic

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
March 19, 2021

The past 12 months may have been the most unprecedented year of our lifetime. The first pandemic of the 21st century transformed life as we knew it in more ways than I can name, forcing us to confront...

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...

Emerson will receive control of the 360-acre campus on Potash Hill out of the agreement. Photo credit: Photography Staff

Letter: Closing of Marlboro College breaches duty and trust

By Dan Daly, Marlboro College Alum
July 6, 2020

Dan Daly is a graduate of Marlboro College residing in Camden, Maine. It seems like writing at this juncture about Marlboro College is a bit like that scene in the movie Chinatown (1974). This appears...

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...

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 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...

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...

“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...

Students moving out of their dorms in March 2020

COVID-19 at Emerson: The Story So Far

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
March 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has left little of Emerson College unscathed as the quickly growing public health crisis ignites action from national, state, and local governments.  The action at Emerson, a...

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...

President M. Lee Pelton responds to community unrest following COVID-19 pandemic.

Pelton responds to “unprecedented” COVID-19 uncertainty

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
March 11, 2020

President M. Lee Pelton said many answers concerning long-term extracurricular continuation, housing feasibility, summer and fall classes, and room, board, and tuition refunds remain uncertain amid the...

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...

Marlboro updating Title IX policies months ahead of proposed merger

Marlboro updating Title IX policies months ahead of proposed merger

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
February 28, 2020

Marlboro College is set to adopt meticulous changes to its Title IX policy, with less than 12 weeks left in what is set to be the institution’s final semester of operation, according to a Marlboro College...

The Marlboro College Campus laden with snow in early February.

Marlboro College proposed merger with Emerson College on “expedited” track

By Melissa Rosales, Podcast Producer
February 9, 2020

MARLBORO, VT—On this week’s episode of The Beacon, producer Melissa Rosales and audio engineer Connor Gallant travel to Marlboro College to cover the latest updates on the proposed Emerson-Marlboro...

Letter: T. Hunter Wilson responds to President M. Lee Peltons Marlboro Promise letter

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

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...

Emerson will receive control of the 360-acre campus on Potash Hill out of the agreement. Photo credit: Photography Staff

A look at the state of the Marlboro merger

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
February 3, 2020

Three months after the Emerson-Marlboro merger was announced, The Beacon is examining how we got here, what's been done, and the questions that remain unanswered. On Nov. 6, 2019, Marlboro College President...

A faculty assembly meeting in January.

Faculty Assembly addresses departmental concerns over Marlboro college merger

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
January 30, 2020

College administrators faced questions about how the merger with Marlboro College would impact Emerson’s tenure and curriculum processes at Tuesday’s Faculty Assembly meeting, which drew over 100 faculty...

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