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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Kasteel Well’s assistant director of student affairs embraces life’s challenges and community building

Kasteel Well’s assistant director of student affairs embraces life’s challenges and community building

By Maeve Lawler
Published February 18, 2023

Each semester, a new group of students participating in the Kasteel Well program are welcomed by a medieval castle tucked in the countryside of Well, Limburg....

Map of Green Line Extension

Green Line Extension’s long-awaited Medford Branch opens

By Maeve Lawler
Published December 12, 2022

The Medford Branch, part of the MBTA’s Green Line Extension, opened to passengers on Monday at 4:52 a.m. Hundreds of Boston commuters, many being Tufts...

MBTA CharlieCard

Cybersecurity expert finds CharlieCards hackable by Android phones

By Maeve Lawler
Published December 12, 2022

CharlieCards, used to pay for MBTA subway and bus rides, can be hacked using an Android phone, according to a Boston-based cybersecurity expert Bobby Rauch.  The...

MBTA Subway Map

FTA requests new corrective action plans from MBTA

By Maeve Lawler
Published December 12, 2022

The Federal Transit Administration asked the MBTA on Tuesday to revise 12 of its 20 proposed plans to increase the safety and functioning of the T.  The...

Meet David Stewart: Emerson’s new media studies affiliate professor

Meet David Stewart: Emerson’s new media studies affiliate professor

By Maeve Lawler
Published December 7, 2022

David Stewart will join Emerson’s Visual Media Arts department as an affiliate professor of film and media studies in the Spring 2023 semester. He will...

The Copley Square lighting.

Copley Square welcomes holiday season with annual tree lighting

By Ryan Forgosh
Published November 30, 2022

Now that Thanksgiving is over, tree lightings spring up across Boston, including Copley Square’s Christmas tree lighting on Nov. 28.  The square...

The Marlboro Campus

Carrying on tradition, students build bridges at Marlboro

By Chloe Els
Published November 30, 2022

Gazing out at Marlboro College for the first time, Maya Abarca remembers seeing white buildings scattered over rolling hills—all of it nearly camouflaged...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

Re-building an Eco Corps—the first step to larger sustainability progress on campus

By Maeve Lawler
Published November 30, 2022

This semester, Emerson re-established a cross-campus sustainability program, Eco Corps, following the hiring of four eco ambassadors in September and the...

Green Line Train

MBTA Green Line Extension Medford branch to open Dec. 12

By Maeve Lawler
Published November 17, 2022

Since construction began in 2018, the Medford branch of the Green Line will open on Dec. 12, announced MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak at Thursday’s...

Route 89 Bus Interior

Bus Network Redesign hosts public meeting, discusses changes to proposal

By Maeve Lawler
Published November 16, 2022

The MBTA hosted a virtual public meeting on Monday to discuss revisions to the Bus Network Redesign project after receiving over 20,000 comments on the...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: ECPD responds to theft, vandalism

By Maeve Lawler
Published November 9, 2022

Monday, Oct. 24 ECPD responded to a hit-and-run car crash involving an Emerson student at the crosswalk of Tremont and Avery Streets. ECPD assisted...

MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak speaking with members of the media at an event on August 14, 2019.

MBTA general manager Steve Poftak to step down on Jan. 3

By Maeve Lawler
Published November 4, 2022

MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak announced Tuesday he will step down on Jan. 3, 2023. He led the agency for four years during some of its most difficult...

MBTA Bus to Dudley Station

MBTA revises proposed bus route map upon public feedback

By Maeve Lawler
Published October 30, 2022

After receiving feedback from Boston bus riders, the MBTA updated its bus route map on Thursday.  The changes reflect over 20,000 public comments the...

Senators Warren and Markey demand MBTA safety improvements

Senators Warren and Markey demand MBTA safety improvements

By Maeve Lawler
Published October 16, 2022

Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey held a hearing in Boston on Friday with MBTA officials to address riders’ ongoing safety...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: ECPD responds to non-Emerson community member, secured contraband

By Maeve Lawler
Published October 9, 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...

The entrance to Emersons Walker Building on Boylston St.

New iVisitor system used for guest registration in academic buildings

By Maeve Lawler
Published October 5, 2022

Emerson announced students can register guests for academic buildings using the new iVisitor Guest Registration system—a process different from the guest...

Orange Line Chinatown station

Commuters disappointed with delays a week into the Orange Line’s reopening

By Maeve Lawler and Olivia LeDuc
Published September 29, 2022

In the week following the Orange Line's reopening after its 30-day shutdown, many Emerson students and Orange Line riders across Boston feel burdened by...

Green Line D branch shuts down, first of three closures

Green Line D branch shuts down, first of three closures

By Maeve Lawler
Published September 26, 2022

The MBTA Green Line D branch closed on Sept. 24, commencing the first of three nine-day closures to allow for upgrades and maintenance. The temporary...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

New fund to support international students’ financial need

By Maeve Lawler
Published September 21, 2022

The Office of Student Success will offer an International Student Assistance Fund for the first time this semester, according to a campus-wide email sent...

Orange Line train entering Chinatown station

Orange Line re-opens after month-long shutdown

By Maeve Lawler and Olivia LeDuc
Published September 19, 2022

The Orange Line resumed its regular service on Monday after a 30-day closure. The first trains left the Oak Grove and Forest Hills Station at 5:16 a.m.,...

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