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Riding the Creative Process

Posted on November 8, 2018 by Alta Millar, Marlboro student doing semester program at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.

In the beginning of my term here in London, Laban was hosting open auditions for the Master of Fine Arts choreography performance. In addition to getting some auditioning experience under my belt, I felt fortunate to be selected for one of these performances. I knew I would learn about another choreographer’s creative processes, how they produce movement, play with ideas, and craft a finished...

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When in Bath...

Posted on November 1, 2018 by Alta Millar

Trinity Laban, my host institution while abroad, recently had their mid-term break. It’s a week meant for studying, exam preparation, and some much-needed relaxation. I knew that I wanted to make the most out of this break, since I’m only studying here for one term. This was a call for adventure, so I packed my bags and went with my friends to a cute little city in England called BathThere were...

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Home Days Dance On By

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Danielle Scobey

In early October, Marlboro College celebrated Home Days, a weekend when visiting alumni, families, and prospective students arrived on campus to a foggy autumn mountainscape.It was the peak of fall foliage, and Marlboro’s beautiful campus was dotted with gourds, apples, and campus tours. People came from near and far, and a table was set up to welcome alumni with graduation years ranging from...

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Ice Dancing with The Pros

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Alta Millar

Part of my study abroad adventure has been experiencing performances by other dancers with a diversity of perspectives and practices. Last weekend, I went to see the Montreal-based modern dance and ice-skating company Le Patin Libre, or “free skate,” perform in central London with my friend Claire Lane.The show was mind-blowing, to say the least. The venue was in this massive ice rink, set up...

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Southern VT Arts and Living on Emmett Dunbar MS '14

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Kelsa Summer Roidt, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

In a profile in Southern Vermont Arts and Living, Marlboro Graduate and Professional Studies alum Emmet Dunbar (MS '14) explains how the Master of Science in Management program gave him the tools to make his farm successful. “It taught me what I needed to do to make this work,” he said. “We shut down to next to nothing in 2010, while I was in school thinking the farm was done. It emerged again...

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Expectations Abound Abroad

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Alta Millar

You know when you’re really excited about something and you keep imagining it over and over again? How you go through each moment, analyzing each scenario, as if you’re mapping it out before it even happens. This is probably one my favorite things to do. It calms my nerves before a big day, like a dance audition, performance, or even travelling to London like I am now. But what happens when...

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First Year Forum Starts Us Off Right

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Danielle Scobey

Starting this year, First Year Forum was introduced as a way to help integrate new students into Marlboro College’s unique community. Launched by Catherine O’Callaghan, assistant dean of academic support and advisins, and Jeremy Holch, director of academic support services, the program was designed with the acknowledgement that starting college, whether it be straight from high school, or as a...

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Home Alone in London

Posted on October 8, 2018 by Alta Millar

It wasn’t until the first night in my new house that I realized that I was truly alone. Aware that I was in a different city, disoriented and unsure of what I was doing in London, I tried my best to collect myself. To calm my nerves, I began talking to myself, saying things like, “Great idea Alta! Let’s move to a new country where you don’t know anyone. Sure, why not move into a new house with no...

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Designing Meetings That Do More

Posted on October 5, 2018 by Beth Tener, Faculty, Marlboro MBA Principal, New Directions Collaborative

I’ve had the pleasure of teaching the Marlboro MBA course on Advanced Systems Leadership for Complex Problem Solving, with Tristan Toleno. This course gives students tools and ideas of how to address these typical kinds of challenges when working in organizations and on social change:  Our work is too ‘siloed’—people are not aware of what others are doing.Insights or lessons learned are not well...

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Connecting with the Community

Posted on October 1, 2018 by Kelsa Summer Roidt, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

On September 27th Marlboro College hosted a college-wide community service day. Offices were closed and staff, faculty, and students participated in community service projects both on and off of campus. In honor the day, graduate school faculty and staff shared some of the ways they serve their communities. MBA/MSM co-chair Travis Hellstrom explained how his time with the Peace Corps laid the...

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