Talk:Marlboro College

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Guys, the RZA definitely did not go to this school. Karajanis (talk) 05:27, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

ACCURACY: A user has been editing the page to read that Marlboro College will definitely close in 2020. Currently, as confirmed on the college's website, there is only a non-binding term sheet that lays out how a "merger" negotiation between Emerson and Marlboro might proceed. It's more accurate, therefore, to describe what's going on as a plan to close the school rather than a confirmed closure. (ASegar (talk) 15:48, 5 December 2019 (UTC))

"*Best Friend in the History of the Universe, and one of the most beautiful souls to bless the Earth Lizz Shepherd" is not encyclopaedic and should surely be removed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.22.248.226 (talk) 22:37, 6 April 2009 (UTC)


Two different dates are mentioned for the college's founding date. In the first paragraph, 1948 is mentioned, while in the second, 1946.

--69.145.79.115 04:07, 16 Mar 2005 (UTC)

The official site, like the article now, has 1946 as the date. I'll remove the disputed accuracy tags. By the way, does anyone know where the college's name comes from? Was Marlboro a heavy sponsor? Did the GIs name it such for a love of the cigarettes? I, for one, would be interested to know. --BDD 00:58, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)

The name of the college comes from the town of Marlboro, Vermont where the college is located.--Sweetpond 18:39, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Note: the word "Alumni" refers to male and female former students of an educational institution, not just graduates. 129.55.27.4 21:52, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

I hate to mention this, because the website doesn't bring it up, but: not all freshman take Designated Writing courses. Some take writing seminars instead, which give much more in-depth study of how to write well, while designated writing courses expect you to be good at it already and just assign a lot of papers...personal knowledge of the system here at Marlboro. User: Snyrt

David Mamet not listed on website as current faculty (not to mention, he's just not here--easy to tell with only 30 or so professors on campus); maybe subject heading should be "Famous Former Professors"? User:Snyrt

It might also be a good idea to remove the link to googlemaps satelite image; since the state of VT doesn't pay for satelite maps, all you get at that lmagnification is a notification that they don't have a map...for that matter, all the satelite maps say the same thing. 206.192.68.116Snyrt

You know, for the longest time, I'd noticed that as well, though, as of today, this appears to have been rectified. I'm supposing that the state of Vermont now does pay for this imagery?

C. M. Reed 06:49, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

You can't list Rudolf Serkin as a former professor of the college because he taught at the Music Festival. The two things are only geographically related. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.140.183.1 (talk) 21:40, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Am I mistaken, or is this institution of fortuitous fruition now presided over by The Venerable and Obligatory Lady Miss Oxblood? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.186.98.177 (talk) 21:31, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Just curious, if David Rhodes was born in 1956 and Peter Lefcourt was a professor from 68-70, how is it possible that he taught him at Marlboro? Was Rhodes some sort ridiculous prodigy that went to college at the age of 13?

Notable Alumni[edit]

Removed people of dubious distinction. Appearing on Judge Judy and/or being published in some medium or another does not entitle one to "notoriety."
According to Wikipedia:
"A person should be included as a "notable alumna or alumnus" if the person would qualify for an article in his or her own right under Wikipedia: Notability (people)/WP:BIO. By implication, this means that each person listed in a "notable alumni" or "notable alumnae" section should have a wikilink, either red or blue." Lecollye (talk)