So the other shoe has fallen: as expected, the AG has approved. The Marlboro we knew is gone forever. We are all in some form of mourning. Emerson is an honest institution, and I wish the best for the Institute there, but while our academic program may be largely reproducible in an urban setting, the rural setting close to nature plus the sense of community with the town meeting form of self-government, all of which helped define us, are not. Perhaps the merger had to be, but I am still not convinced.
Category Archives: Updates
Alumni Council Letter to Trustees
The Marlboro College Alumni Council stands with the alumni and former staff of color at Democracy Prep in their questioning of DP’s founder, Seth Andrew. Through Democracy Builders Fund, Mr. Andrew has now entered into an agreement to purchase the Marlboro College campus, which would bring this leadership style to Vermont and the Town of Marlboro.
How do we stop another Vermont college closure?
Contact the Vermont Attorney General to express your opposition. Leave a message at (802) 595-3803 or email this letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click article title for more information.
Our Community Reaches Out to the Attorney General
Our community started sending letters to the Vermont Attorney General last fall. This spring, more writers are taking the task to heart. Please find copies of the filings below, most recent at the top. Click on the letter writer’s name to open in your web browser. Will Wootton ’72 – March 26
Demand Marlboro College Remain in Vermont
With assets of at least $40M, there’s no reason to close the College, let alone to transfer those assets to Boston. As things stand now, Marlboro College has entered into a non-binding agreement with Emerson College to gift itself to Emerson College in Boston, including its endowment of $30M and its real estate holdings valuedContinue reading “Demand Marlboro College Remain in Vermont”
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jess Cover email@example.com (802) 373.4762 Group Works to Save Marlboro College from Gifting Itself to Boston’s Emerson College and Moving out of State MARLBORO, Vt. (May 4, 2020) — As things stand now, Marlboro College in Southern Vermont has entered into a non-binding agreement to gift itself to Emerson College in Boston, including theContinue reading “For Immediate Release”
By Becca Boyden Hi friends. I have struggled, and perhaps you have as well, as to what exactly we can do to stop the Emerson Merger and keep Marlboro College here on the Hill. But, there are reasons to believe that it is not too late, so here are some suggestions for what we allContinue reading “Take Action”
Campus Listed for Sale
The Campus Working Group was convened last fall by the Board of Trustees. It’s charge was to assess what the community wished for the future of campus and to find potential buyers. It would then turn that information over to the Board of Trustees for their decision on the matter. The Committee consisted of theContinue reading “Campus Listed for Sale”
New York Times Archive
“The philosophy that guides Dr. Hendrick is easy to understand. He feels that a college can help bring a better, more democratic life to the community and thus to the nation. At Marlboro the ‘caste system’ of education–such as places the teaching staff into competing categories of ‘professor,’ ‘associate professor,’ ‘assistant professor’ and ‘instructor’ isContinue reading “New York Times Archive”
Letters to the Attorney General
If you’d like to write to the Vermont Attorney General protesting the proposed merger with Emerson College but don’t know what to say, read on. It’s intuitive to think a letter to the Attorney General should reference legal statutes and the like, which is a fine approach, if you’re a lawyer. For everyone else, reachContinue reading “Letters to the Attorney General”