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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson announces new organizational structure for offices of communication, marketing, and web and digital services

Emerson announces new organizational structure for offices of communication, marketing, and web and digital services

By Maeve Lawler, Deputy Enterprise News Editor
June 17, 2022

The Office of Communications, Office of Marketing, and Office of Web and Digital Services will form a stand-alone division starting July 1, per Interim President William Gilligan’s email correspondence...

Distinguished Artist in Residence Timothy Douglas / Courtesy: Emerson College

‘Not the end’: Distinguished Artist in Residence Timothy Douglas announces departure

By Adri Pray, News Editor
June 13, 2022

Distinguished Artist in Residence Timothy Douglas announced his departure from Emerson Monday morning via an email correspondence to the performing arts students. Douglas, who joined the college’s...

Professor Emeritus Henry Stonie / Courtesy: Emerson College

Henry Stonie, former humanities and social sciences professor and department chair, dies at 90

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Express News Editor
June 13, 2022

Professor Emeritus Henry Stonie, who taught in the Emerson Humanities and Social Sciences Department for 45 years and served 12 years as chair of the department, died May 17 at the age of 90.  Stonie...

People walking through the intersection of Boylston and Tremont street.

Presidential search resumes after three month hiatus

By Adri Pray, News Editor
May 30, 2022

The Board of Trustees relaunched its presidential search in partnership with SpencerStuart, a global consultant firm, per an email correspondence sent to the Emerson community Tuesday afternoon. The...

Shaye Gregory Poku / Courtesy: Wheaton College

Shaya Gregory Poku named Emerson’s next vice president for equity and social justice

By Adri Pray, News Editor
May 13, 2022

Interim President William Gilligan announced that Shaya Gregory Poku will become Emerson’s next vice president for equity and social justice via a community-wide email correspondence Friday morning. Poku...

Dr. Brent Smith. Photo credit: Twitter

Chair of marketing communication department named Interim Dean of School of Communication

By Adri Pray, News Editor
May 8, 2022

Chair of the marketing communication department Dr. Brent Smith will succeed Dean Raul Reis as Dean of the School of Communication, per a community-wide email correspondence sent Friday morning by Interim...

Visitor Center of Emerson College.

Emerson discontinues Winter Term, releases community equity action plan

By Adri Pray, News Editor
May 8, 2022

Emerson released an update to students, faculty and staff Friday morning concerning the college’s community equity action plan. The plan outlines the college’s commitment to “dismantling systemic...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports 14 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 27, 2022

On Wednesday, Emerson reported 14 COVID-19 cases for Tuesday of the 682 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 2.05 percent. The college reported 38 community members in on-campus...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson breaks 800 COVID-19 cases for the Spring 2022 semester

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 26, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported 12 COVID-19 cases for Monday of the 818 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.47 percent. The college reported 35 community members in on-campus isolation....

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson reports zero COVID-19 cases over the weekend

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 25, 2022

Emerson did not report any data on the COVID-19 dashboard over the weekend. The college reported 33 community members in on-campus isolation. One was reported to be in on-campus quarantine.  Those...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports 11 COVID-19 cases on Friday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 22, 2022

On Friday, Emerson reported 11 COVID-19 cases of the 719 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.53 percent. The college reported 35 community members in on-campus isolation. Zero...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports 14 COVID-19 cases on Thursday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 21, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported 14 COVID-19 cases of the 1,097 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.67 percent. The college reported 29 community members in on-campus isolation....

The Defund ECPD initiative, inspired by the Defund the Police initiative, has sparked the college to plan a review of ECPDs funding and role on campus.

Incident Journal: ECPD responds to elevator entrapments, larceny

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 21, 2022

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, April 4 ECPD...

Positive COVID-19 cases by semester.

Emerson reports 18 COVID-19 cases, spring semester hails case-count record

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 21, 2022

Emerson saw record COVID-19 numbers during the Spring 2022 semester. Outbreaks, new variants, and policy changes contributed to the cautionary campus environment over the past four months. Between Jan....

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

‘I just really fear getting COVID’: students report anxiety with updated COVID policies

By Maddie Khaw, Assistant Enterprise News Editor
April 21, 2022

COVID-19 precautions have enveloped Emerson’s campus since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. Masks in classrooms, mandatory weekly COVID tests, and designated isolation spaces for COVID-positive students...

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson reports 12 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 19, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported 12 COVID-19 cases of the 411 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 2.92 percent. The college reported 11 community members in on-campus isolation. Zero...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports three COVID-19 cases on Friday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 15, 2022

On Friday, Emerson reported three COVID-19 cases of the 446 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.67 percent. The college reported 26 community members in on-campus isolation. Zero...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports 13 COVID-19 cases on Thursday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 14, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported 13 COVID-19 cases of the 929 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.40 percent. The college reported 27 community members in on-campus isolation. Zero...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports 18 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 12, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported 18 COVID-19 cases for Monday of the 1,128 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.60 percent. The college reported 14 community members in on-campus isolation....

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports zero COVID-19 cases over the weekend

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 11, 2022

Emerson did not provide any data for COVID-19 cases on campus for Saturday or Sunday. The college reported four community members in on-campus isolation. Zero were reported to be in on-campus quarantine.  Those...

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