Demand Marlboro College Remain in Vermont

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Amy Grillo
1 year ago
The landscape of higher ed needs Marlboro, and new leadership can make it thrive again.

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Kate Hollander
1 year ago
Marlboro changed my life in almost every way. It gave me so much that I badly needed and that is with me all the time even now. Other students need that too--now and in the future. Little I have seen from the current admin and trustees indicates to me a robust willingness to preserve the college or even to really understand it. And yet they have refused to collaborate, to listen, to cooperate, or to step out of the way to let others try to save the place. Trustees, PLEASE do what is right and pass the baton. Don't let this invaluable institution disappear. Just because you couldn't save it doesn't mean no one can. Just because you can't make it work doesn't mean you have to destroy it. Give us a chance.

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Richard Stowe
1 year ago
There are so many reasons why the Marlboro College-Emerson College agreement along with the sale of the campus to Democracy Builders should make alumni, former faculty and Marlboro College donors uncomfortable.

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James Thomas
1 year ago
Marlboro College is a unique Vermont asset and an innovative learning community. Keep the College in Marlboro!

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Ashley Bies
1 year ago
Roy kingly, leadership of the College has been uninformed of its nature and often misserved it. Whereas the College both offers unique gifts by facilitating exploration of what our unique gifts are and how we can share them, leadership has tracked away from understanding or supporting this process and often towards ideas of homogeneity (in term said of peer institutions, administrative and social norms, etc.). If reoriented to earnestly serving its mission, to facilitate the exploration the gift of contributing and integrating uniqueness passions to collective wellbeing, the College has every chance to not only recover but also thrive in ways beyond what we have experienced.
It is time for us to stand in rejection of hierarchical failings and fears, and for both what we have known and love and what we believe in and can envision ~ i.e. for a future (in this and all other such hierarchically and normalized misguided matters).

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Jonathan Taylor
1 year ago
Vermont can’t afford to lose another college, especially one with such strong financials, unique niche, and storied history.

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Daniel Kinoy
1 year ago
Something's not right with this deal. It needs investigation.

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Daniel Lyon
1 year ago
Marlboro has a history of overcoming adversity. But we have to fight; it’s not easy. Vermont is crucial to its identity - Marlboro needs Vermont and I dare say Vermont needs Marlboro.

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Margot Miller
1 year ago
To Kevin Quigley and the big give away team. How could you? In your intense zeal to give the school and campus away , you have disregarded every single plan, every idea, every single person who has written, gone to town meetings and or , have shown a new and different path for Marlboro . Many alumni live locally , and have offered to restructure, work for free, have raised money to keep the college in our area. Our local towns all through Southern Vermont, want Marlboro to stay here and would give most anything to keep it here on Potash Hill. This new band of, not so merry pranksters, have kept us from transparency, town meeting , financials, every single thing met with a firm no. Why? Look at how the Will Wooten challenge was met? Marlboro has produced some of the best minds in clear, strategic, planned thinking. Was five days just to much to give to Will? Or was it the books you did not want to share? There is so much support for the little college that could, started for Veterans returning from the war. Where student government and it's voices fundamentally had a seat at the table. It's was just now, this February our locals and our students were told your voices do not matter. Your seat is gone from this table. The alumni have raised more money in a short time than any recruiting operation I've ever seen. Yet they don't use the alumni and their vast resources. No other young adult will ever have the experience of living and learning , one on one , in a small thriving community, one made of their own sheer ingenuity. Please keep Marlboro College here in Vermont. Most kids come here to Marlboro because they don't want to live in a city, or fit in a city . They feel their best work to our world be done intimately, in a small community of like minds where you are not just a number. They often stay here, raise families here , open business here. Something Quigley and his board clearly do not understand. How is this College so easily given away?
I hope that question haunts the big give away team.

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Chris Medina
1 year ago
It was extremely upsetting to hear that this Gentleman Suffered & Noone took great care within this case. It doesn't say much about attorneys who just don't take their clients seriously. SIP My Friend. Your Death will not go invane. �