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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emersons Center for Health and Wellness will merge with its Center for Psychological Services. Photo by Maddie Khaw.

ECAPS and CHW continue merging process, seek suggestions for naming new department

By Maddie Khaw, Assistant Enterprise News Editor
April 13, 2022

When Brendan Walker reached out to Emerson’s Counseling and Psychological Services as a first-year student, he was connected with a counselor within just five days of contacting the department. Last...

Brandin Dear, associate dean & director of counseling, health, wellness.

Former Harvard clinician Brandin Dear to head merger of counseling, health, and wellness offices

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
February 18, 2021

Brandin Dear, who filled the newly minted position of associate dean and director of counseling, health, and wellness earlier this month, will spearhead the college’s merger of the physical and mental...

The Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services office in the Union Bank Building.

Emerson announces pick for director of counseling, health, and wellness

By Charlie McKenna
January 15, 2021

The college hired Brandin Dear as the new associate dean of campus life and director of counseling, health, and wellness, officials announced in a Friday evening email. Dear will take the reins of the...

Farewell Column: If this is it, it’s been a hell of a ride

Farewell Column: If this is it, it’s been a hell of a ride

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
April 24, 2020

When I was looking to transfer out of my tiny liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio—a town east of Dayton with a population just shy of Emerson’s student body—I ranked the potential schools...

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...

Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley looks on as a speaker addresses an audience of Marlboro College students, alumni, and residents on Dec. 14, 2019.

No date set for Marlboro working group presentation

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
February 6, 2020

Marlboro College will potentially miss a self-imposed target deadline for working groups to present their final reports to the Board of Trustees, according to an email from the president of the institution. The...

The Marlboro Institute for Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies

Three IDIP working groups to help to transition Marlboro College students

By Ashley Onnembo and Carlee Bronkema
February 6, 2020

The college introduced three working groups this academic year which will transform the Individually Designed Interdisciplinary Program to accommodate and recruit current Marlboro College students, according...

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...

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

An open letter on Marlboro College from former Marlboro faculty, staff, and alumni academics

January 20, 2020
Marlboro College community members send an open letter on the potential closure of the college.
Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley looks on as a speaker addresses an audience of Marlboro College students, alumni, and residents on Dec. 14, 2019.

Challenge to Marlboro College Board of Trustees seeks alternate solution to merger

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
December 14, 2019
MARLBORO, Vt.—Marlboro College alumni, residents, students, and employees gathered to discuss alternate solutions to the Emerson-Marlboro merger Saturday.
President Pelton met with community members in a round table session after Town Meeting. Jacob Seitz / Beacon Staff

Respect the Marlboro community by maintaining communication

By Editorial Board
November 21, 2019

This Wednesday, President M. Lee Pelton set foot in Marlboro College for the first time since announcing the Marlboro-Emerson merger. Emerson plans to absorb Marlboro's endowment and welcome any interested...

Marlboro Colleges On-the-Way building houses all graduate school operations. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

Marlboro Graduate School facing imminent closure

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
November 14, 2019

MARLBORO, Vt.—Marlboro College’s graduate school is on a path to closure and could officially cease operations as soon as 2020, according to Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley. The graduate...

Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley sat down with The Beacon to discuss the Emerson-Marlboro merger. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

A chat with Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
November 14, 2019

Kevin Quigley first arrived on Marlboro College’s campus in winter 2014 after leaving Bangkok, Thailand just two days earlier. Now, he is in his fifth, and likely final year as president of the college. Quigley...

Marlboro College junior Sally Fletcher works at a local coffeeshop in Brattleboro, Vermont / Jakob Menendez

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...

Debunking common misconceptions around the Emerson-Marlboro merger

Debunking common misconceptions around the Emerson-Marlboro merger

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
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...

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

The Marlboro College merger should be met with respect, not ridicule

By Editorial Board
November 13, 2019

In a town hall last Wednesday, President M. Lee Pelton announced that Emerson College plans to merge with Marlboro College, a small liberal arts institution in southern Vermont.  The announcement of...

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

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

By Kyle Bray, Former 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...

Students play soccer at Marlboro college in early November. Beacon Archive.

Merger fuels anxiety among Marlboro students

By Parker 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...

President Lee Pelton announced the merger at a town hall meeting Wednesday. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

Emerson to merge with college in Vermont

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
November 6, 2019

Emerson plans to merge with Marlboro College starting in the fall 2020 semester. Marlboro will donate its $30 million endowment and its real estate, valued at more than $10 million. The $40 million...

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