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Emerson Students Welcomed to Marlboro Campus over Thanksgiving

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Emerson students were invited to visit Marlboro College over the Thanksgiving holiday. Photo courtesy of Carleigh Allen ’23

By Zenebou Sylla ‘22

This Thanksgiving, students from Emerson and Marlboro colleges shared a meal and their perspectives on Marlboro’s southern Vermont campus just three weeks after the two institutions announced that they were exploring an alliance beginning next summer.

The two-night visit came at the invitation of Marlboro College, which put up 10 Emerson students in residence halls and provided meals, including a Thanksgiving lunch on November 28. Emerson students who attended said the experience was very eye-opening and insightful.

Journalism major Ronald Crivello-Kahihikolo ’22, who is from Hawaii, said the Vermont campus was a great change of pace from the bustling city of Boston, and commented on the sense of community he experienced.

“Even during Thanksgiving lunch, it wasn’t just students eating there,” Crivello-Kahihikolo said. “It was literally … people coming in from town, or staff or faculty members. Everyone was just sitting at the same table and talking to each other, and I thought that was super beautiful because I was like, ‘Wow, the community here is … super close.”

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