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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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...

Second Marlboro College campus sale falls through

Second Marlboro College campus sale falls through

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
March 11, 2021

Democracy Builders will retain control of the former Marlboro College campus, according to its founder Seth Andrew, after it was purportedly sold to Vermont-based education company Type 1 Civilization...

The Marlboro College Campus laden with snow in early February.

Marlboro campus resold, new programs set to launch in September

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
February 5, 2021

Type 1 Civilization Academy will take over the former Marlboro College campus from Democracy Builders, according to documents obtained by The Beacon, with just months until students are slated to arrive...

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...

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

Emerson-Marlboro deal approved by Vermont Attorney General after eight months

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
July 20, 2020

The Emerson-Marlboro deal received final approval from the Vermont Attorney General’s office Monday, the last hurdle in an eight-month merger process that began last fall.  A review from Attorney...

Students gather outside Marlboro Colleges dining hall after an emergency board of trustees meeting in early December 2019.

Vermont Attorney General cannot stop Marlboro campus sale amid allegations of racism against buyer

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
July 17, 2020

Despite mounting allegations of racism against the Democracy Builders founder, the sale of the Marlboro campus to the non-profit cannot be stopped by the Vermont Attorney General, according to the state...

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,...

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