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Administration plans initial round of up to $26 million in budget cuts

President M. Lee Pelton and Chief Financial Officer Paul Dworkis announced a 10 percent reduction to executive leadership salaries amongst other financial cuts to help mitigate the college's projected losses related to COVID-19, in a virtual faculty forum on Thursday.

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

June 29, 2020

Administrators introduced a series of cuts to executive leadership salaries and other expenditures totaling at least $26 million at a faculty forum Thursday, in an effort to mitigate the college's impending financial losses for fiscal year 2020-2021.  The college plans to suspend salary increase...

Baseball falls to Framingham State University 13-4

Junior utility player Andre Padovani awaits a pitch during the baseball teams 13-4 loss against Framingham State University.

By Kayla Buck, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The baseball team returned to their home field Tuesday night with a 13-4 loss against Framingham State University Rams.  Junior Johnny Maffei completed only 3.2 innings against the Rams, giving up ten hits and eight runs. The Lions utilized senior relief pitcher Sam Knox, junior Tripp Rams, and ...

Coronavirus scares halt travel for Kasteel Well students

With the uptick in coronavirus diagnoses across Europe, Kasteel Well officials has banned student travel outside of the Netherlands until March 15.

By Lara Hill, Deputy Sports Editor

February 24, 2020

WELL, NETHERLANDS—Kasteel Well officials canceled the four-day mandatory academic excursion to Milan, Italy Monday and banned student travel outside the Netherlands until March 15 due to recent cases of COVID-19, commonly known as Coronavirus, across Europe. According to an email sent to Kasteel Well s...

Lions swept in conference home opener

The Lions are now 0-2 in conference after Thursday's loss.

By Caitlin Mitchell

February 21, 2020

The men’s volleyball team lost its first home conference game of the season in straight sets to the Wentworth Institute of Technology on Thursday. The Lions led the first set 1-0 after an attack error by Wentworth. After Wentworth took the lead with two kills, the Lions tied the set at 2-2 following...

Men’s volleyball splits double header, enters conference play 4-4

Freshman middle blocker Parker Gray recorded 21 kills over two matches on Saturday.

By Alberto Gilman

February 16, 2020

The men’s volleyball team entered a double header on Saturday with a 3-3 record, looking to break above .500 for the first time this season. In the first match, the Lions faced the Nichols College Bisons, who beat them in their season opener on Jan. 23. Nichols took the first set, and although...

Emerson alum Ben Collins finds success covering dystopian beat

Ben Collins '10 writes about disinformation and extremism on the internet for NBC. One of his most recent articles discusses conspiracy theories that formed around the cancelled Iowa poll.

By Erin Renzi, Assistant Arts Editor

February 13, 2020

One morning in August 2015, Ben Collins '10 woke up and saw the news of Alison Parker—the girlfriend of his good friend and roommate Chris Hurst '09—shot and killed on live television. The shooter recorded himself killing Parker while she conducted a live interview for a local TV station. Photographer...

Incident Journal: More graffiti, clothes stolen


By Jacob Seitz, Senior Marlboro Reporter

February 12, 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, Jan. 27 A student reported having their backpack stolen while inside Boston Common. Tuesday, Jan. 28 A stu...

Men’s volleyball defeated by MIT in straight sets

The Lion finished their opening homestand 1-1 following a loss to MIT in straight sets on Friday night.

By Megan MacLaren

February 1, 2020

The men’s volleyball team fell to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineers 3-0 in the second of their two back-to-back home games. The Engineers jumped out to an early lead during the first set. After a timeout from the Lions, the Engineers were able to extend the lead due to multiple...

Babson College ends Lions’ home win streak

Kate Foultz scored 13 points while shooting a team high 40 percent from the field.

By Megan MacLaren

January 30, 2020

The women’s basketball team lost to Babson College by a score of 80-56, snapping the Lions' six-game home winning streak. The Lions now fall to sixth place in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference standings. The Beavers scored 10 points off of the Lions' 13 turnovers, and...

Alumna to host revived talk show “The Soup” on E!

Jade Catta-Preta ‘07 will host The Soup on E! Wednesday nights in addition to her stand-up comedy career.

By Shruti Rajkumar, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

January 22, 2020

Emerson alum Jade Catta-Preta ‘07 fondly recalls watching the TV show Talk Soup on E! during her childhood and being drawn to the humor and friendliness of its host John Henson. After the show’s 2015 cancellation, E! announced at the People’s Choice Awards in November 2019 that the show will ret...

Women’s basketball defeats Fisher in final game before conference play

The Lions hit a season high 20 free throws  on 25 attempts in their 65-55 victory over Fisher College.

By Pedro Figueiredo, Deputy Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

The women’s basketball team pulled away from Fisher College late in the fourth quarter to earn a 65-55 victory over its opponent opposite of the Public Gardens.  Emerson held the lead going into the half, but Fisher kept the margin close, keeping the game within seven points. The two teams went...

Helping Marlboro students transition through financial support is essential

Helping Marlboro students transition through financial support is essential

By Editorial Board

January 16, 2020

A guide released by the Emerson Office of Undergraduate Admissions to the Marlboro community on Dec. 19 states that Emerson will not pay for cost differences in housing for Marlboro College students living on the Boston campus next semester.  The guide was sent through an email and was aimed to answ...