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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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...

“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,...

Emerson President M. Lee Pelton and Marlboro President Kevin Quigley walk together on Peltons first visit since the merger announcement. Cho Yin Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 11/25: Massachusetts bans plastic bags and Marlboro merger updates

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design / November 25, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 11/25: Massachusetts bans plastic bags and Marlboro merger updates" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon...

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

Marlboro requires $200 million to keep campus open

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer / November 23, 2019

Marlboro College needs a large influx of cash if the institution is to stay open past its slated closure date in spring 2020—almost $200 million to be...

Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley told The Beacon that students and staff at Marlboros graduate school should have been aware of the schools track to closure.

Marlboro graduate school staff left unaware of closure track

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter / November 22, 2019

Multiple Marlboro College Graduate School staff members said they were unaware of the school’s closure track until last week, contradicting previous...

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

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 11/20: Marlboro update, plastic bag ban, and SGA town hall

November 20, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 11/20: Marlboro update, plastic bag ban, and SGA town hall" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon editors went...

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

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 11/15: Latest on the Marlboro College merger

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design / November 15, 2019

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...

Debunking common misconceptions around the Emerson-Marlboro merger

Debunking common misconceptions around the Emerson-Marlboro merger

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21 / 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,...

Head Selectperson Charlie Hickman addresses the Marlboro Town Meeting. Lizzie Heintz / Beacon Staff

Marlboro Town Meeting addresses students’ concerns for future of campus

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer / 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...