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Faculty Assembly to consider pass/fail option for students

The college plans to fight new restrictions imposed on international students by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

By Stephanie Purifoy

March 31, 2020

Faculty will consider a new policy that would allow undergraduate students to choose a pass/fail option for their classes during Tuesday’s Faculty Assembly meeting. The policy allows students to choose a pass/fail option for each of their classes after final grades have been released in May. Ac...

OHRE looks for creative solutions after COVID-19 hinders housing selection process

By Belen Dumont, News Editor

March 30, 2020

The Housing Operations team released an updated 2020-2021 housing selection process timeline in an email Friday afternoon after the initially scheduled process was delayed in the scramble to move students off campus two weeks ago. “We put a pause on the selection process that should have started on [Marc...

Incident Journal: Trespassing, drug paraphernalia confiscated in LB

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By Jacob Seitz, Senior Marlboro Reporter

March 30, 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 23 ECPD investigated an abandoned bicycle found inside the Bike Room. The bike belonged to an Emerson stu...

Incident Journal: Drug paraphernalia confiscated during move-out

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By Jacob Seitz, Senior Marlboro Reporter

March 27, 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 9 A staff member in the Walker Building reported college property damaged inside an office.  The property dama...

Emerson Trustee and Alumnus dead at 69

Emerson Trustee and Alumnus dead at 69

By Belen Dumont, News Editor

March 22, 2020

Emerson Alumnus and Trustee Emeritus Larry Rasky, 69, died Sunday morning at his home, according to a community-wide email from President M. Lee Pelton.  Rasky graduated from Emerson in 1978 with a communications degree, going on to lead several high profile political campaigns and then launchin...

Letter: Open Letter to the Administration of Emerson College

Letter: Open Letter to the Administration of Emerson College

By Ryan Rock

March 20, 2020

Ryan Rock is a senior theatre major To the Emerson College administration, I want to understand more exactly the basis in which you are describing how online classes are going to be on the same educational level as my in-person classes; especially considering the lower cost of online classes at E...

COVID-19 at Emerson: The Story So Far

The college's fall semester plan announcement Wednesday left some students thrilled at the prospect of an in-person semester, and others in the dark.

By Dana Gerber, Deputy News Editor

March 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has left little of Emerson College unscathed as the quickly growing public health crisis ignites action from national, state, and local governments.  The action at Emerson, a college with roughly 4,000 students, left community members scrambling to find ways to transition classes o...

Coronavirus pandemic shuts down 39th EVVY awards

Coronavirus pandemic shuts down 39th EVVY awards

By Dana Gerber, Deputy News Editor

March 16, 2020

The EVVYs canceled both of their award ceremonies for the first time in the show's 39-year history due to the public health risk surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization's faculty advisor said Monday.  “I haven’t been here all 39 years, but there’s never really been a situation li...

Marlboro students say a premature goodbye to Potash Hill

The college is giving students until March 22 to move off the Vermont campus.

By Jacob Seitz, Senior Marlboro Reporter

March 16, 2020

Over the past three years, Marlboro College student Charlie Hickman hasn’t left Potash Hill for more than a few months at a time. If the proposed Emerson-Marlboro merger goes through, Hickman and their peers may never live on the hill again, as all Marlboro classes are moving online for the remainder...

Letter from the Editor: The world is changing

Chris Van Buskirk, Editor, The Berkeley Beacon

By Chris Van Buskirk

March 13, 2020

The view from the third floor of 172 Tremont St. may not look different from only a week ago but the tone and anxiety permeating Boston is tangible.  Excuse the cliche, but one could cut through the stress and distraught felt by college students with a knife. The rise of COVID-19 has been swift ...

Marlboro to close dorms, transition classes online

“We recognize how difficult this decision is for our community, especially given that this is our last semester on Potash Hill,” Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley wrote.

By Jacob Seitz, Senior Marlboro Reporter

March 13, 2020

Marlboro College asked students to vacate campus by March 28 and announced plans to transition to online classes for at least two weeks after their spring break, President Kevin Quigley announced in a post on the college’s website Friday. “After spring break, all Marlboro classes will move to remote instruction for tw...

SEAL administrator to leave college in May

Assistant Director of SEAL Andrew Donahue gives a presentation on EmConnect's community impact at SGA joint session.

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor

March 13, 2020

In an emailed statement to student leaders Friday, Assistant Director of Student Life Andy Donahue announced he is leaving the college in May to pursue a position at Providence College.  “Over the next two months, I will be working with you and the SEAL team on transition plans for your organi...