Last Look: Lisa Christensen, Marlboro College
His vision kindled excitement among intellectual and artistic luminaries in southern Vermont at the time, including his mentor, poet Robert Frost, who became an honorary trustee.
Marlboro opened in 1946 in a cluster of farmhouses, barns and out buildings that made up three old Vermont hill farms on 360 acres of woods and fields. The 50 pioneering students, including 35 GIs, spent much of their first year adapting the buildings to use as classrooms and dormitories. The eight remaining historic buildings comprise the heart of the campus.