Published twice every year, Potash Hill shares highlights of what Marlboro College community members, in both undergraduate and graduate programs, are doing, creating, and thinking. The publication is named after the hill in Marlboro, Vermont, where the undergraduate campus was founded in 1946. “Potash,” or potassium carbonate, was a locally important industry in the 18th and 19th centuries, obtained by leaching wood ash and evaporating the result in large iron pots. Students and faculty at Marlboro no longer make potash, but they are very industrious in their own way, as this publication amply demonstrates.
Chief External Relations Officer: Matthew Barone
Alumni Director: Kathy Waters
Editor: Philip Johansson
Photo Editor: Ella McIntosh
Staff Photographers: Ben Rybisky ’18 and Lindsay Stevens ’17
Design: New Ground Creative
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Front Cover: A graffiti-adorned building in São Paulo, Brazil, gives conflicting signals of both progress and decline, security and vulnerability, optimism and despair. Similar conflicts are felt by migrants who divide their lives between Brazil and the U.S., as revealed in a recent graduate’s research on Brazilian migrants (page 8). Photo by Sasha Iammarino
“This is a place for you to learn you,” says Malachie Reilly ’17 (pictured right) in a recent video profile about pursuing his passion at Marlboro. For Malachie, this includes playing every sport available to him, which is surprisingly many for a college that consistently ranks in Princeton Review’s top 10 for “There’s a Game?” See Malachie.
About Marlboro College
Marlboro College provides independent thinkers with exceptional opportunities to broaden their intellectual horizons, benefit from a small and close-knit learning community, establish a strong foundation for personal and career fulfillment, and make a positive difference in the world. At our undergraduate campus in the town of Marlboro, Vermont, and our graduate center in Brattleboro, students engage in deep exploration of their interests—and discover new avenues for using their skills to improve their lives and benefit others—in an atmosphere that emphasizes critical and creative thinking, independence, an egalitarian spirit, and community.