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Emerson to house nearly 100 Tufts medical professionals

The college was investigated by the Office of Civil Rights twice in the past five years for complaints of disability discrimination

By Ann E. Matica, Assistant News Editor

April 10, 2020

Emerson will provide housing for about 100 medical professionals from Tufts Medical Center during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a college official.   The college made the decision after the Tufts Emergency Management Team approached administration two weeks ago, Vice President for Government...

Incident Journal: Unknown person hijacks Zoom class, graffiti found outside of 172 Tremont


By Jacob Seitz, Senior Marlboro Reporter

April 9, 2020

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, March 30 An ECPD officer on patrol found that someone had vandalized a back door of 172 Tremont with spray paint...

Emerson alumni and Trustee remembered for his public relations legacy

“He contributed tremendously to both the Emerson and the Boston community in general,

By Belen Dumont, News Editor

April 8, 2020

Chairman and CEO Larry Rasky ‘78 managed Rasky Partners by walking around instead of staying in his office, his colleague Sandra Goldfarb explained. She said she’ll miss their funny and lively conversations whenever he roamed the firm, stopping by everyone’s offices to check in.  “My first i...

Marlboro merger still on track as COVID-19 pandemic disrupts life

“We remain determined that an agreement will be finalized in May by both Boards of Trustees and implemented by June 30th, and will provide a net benefit to Emerson College, from inception,” President M. Lee Pelton wrote.

By Jacob Seitz, Senior Marlboro Reporter

April 7, 2020

The Emerson-Marlboro merger remains on its initially scheduled timeline despite the COVID-19 outbreak that forced both colleges to move classes online, vacate residence halls, and postpone commencements, according to both college’s presidents. The proposed merger was originally slated to be finalized by earl...

As pandemic worsens, the threat of unemployment looms for students

Career Development Center Director Carol Spector said staff members from career services have been working remotely with students who applied for free summer internship housing through the college to help them find ongoing opportunities this summer. / Photo by Emily Oliver

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor

April 7, 2020

Just a few weeks ago, sophomore journalism major Annie Bennett had a complete plan laid out for her summer internship and housing.  “I was going to do the summer conference assistant job at Emerson so that I could stay in Boston this summer and get money,” she said in a phone interview from Maryl...

EVVY Awards delay nomination announcements


By Dana Gerber, Deputy News Editor

April 6, 2020

The 39th EVVY Awards delayed nomination announcements until April 15 due to complications arising from the COVID-19 health crisis, according to EVVYs officials. The nominations were initially scheduled to come out on April 6, but the judges needed more time to score the submissions because of the nat...

Joint Session passes resolution to support students in first online meeting

Joint Session passes resolution to support students in first online meeting

By Charlie McKenna, Deputy News Editor

April 5, 2020

The Student Government Association held two Joint Session meetings via Zoom this week where they discussed and passed a resolution to support students disproportionately affected by the college’s transition to remote instruction. Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple authored the resolution, which she said seeks...

Nationally renowned painter and Marlboro benefactor dies at 92

Nationally renowned painter and Marlboro benefactor dies at 92

By Faith Bugenhagen

April 4, 2020

Cecily Kahn remembers the many times she would accompany her father, Wolf Kahn, to find new subject matter for him to illustrate. Wolf Kahn was a renowned artist who frequently sought inspiration from the Vermont countryside where they lived.   “He would often take us drawing,” she said. “He would have...

Former chair of Performing Arts Department Leo Nickole dies at 93


By Elena Naze

April 3, 2020

Emerson alumnus and professor emeritus Leo Nickole died Wednesday at 93, an email from President M. Lee Pelton announced Friday evening.  A Korean War veteran, Nickole graduated Emerson in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in theatre and speech and eventually went on to serve for 48 years as a college f...

Presidential Working Group delays report on college’s sexual misconduct policies

Presidential Working Group delays report on college’s sexual misconduct policies

By Dana Gerber, Deputy News Editor

April 3, 2020

The Presidential Working Group has delayed its timeline for releasing a final report on the college’s Sexual Misconduct policies until fall 2020, due to the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an email sent Friday morning. The email, written by co-chairs Amy Ansell and Jan Roberts-Bresl...

Custodial staff face increase in items left behind by departing students

Manager of Custodial Services Nestor Carranza said Emerson hired five additional temporary employees from night cleaning companies.

By Ann E. Matica, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2020

In the scramble to vacate campus two weeks ago as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened in Massachusetts, students left behind more items in residential building lobbies and dorm rooms than previous semesters, according to a college official.  “It was blocking some entrances and it was a safety issue and ...

Two students test positive for COVID-19 as Massachusetts cases surge

Emerson remains one of the only local institutions without any information on costs for the upcoming fall semester publicly available.

By Dana Gerber and Belen Dumont

March 31, 2020

Two Emerson students have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently recovering in isolation at home, according to a campus-wide email sent Tuesday afternoon.  One of the individuals was last on the Boston campus March 16, while the other student did not return to the main campus after leavin...