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Protesters square off in front of State House

Protesters and counter protesters exchanged shouted insults from across the street.

By Stephanie Purifoy and Abigail Hadfield

June 27, 2020

Beacon Street became a no man's land between two conflicting rallies on Saturday, separated by metal barriers and rows of police. On one side, a local far-right political group hosted a “Restore Sanity” protest in support of police, and on the other, counter-protesters turned out for “All Out Again...

Temporary Title IX committee to bring college into compliance with new federal regulations

Vice President for Equity and Social Justice Sylvia Spears said the college's Title IX Steering Committee will decide if complaints will be investigated beyond the narrow requirement set by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos.

By Stephanie Purifoy

June 5, 2020

The college has created a temporary Steering Committee to amend Emerson’s sexual misconduct policy to comply with new federal Title IX regulations which go into effect August 14, the Social Justice Center announced Friday.  The Steering Committee will be tasked with overhauling Emerson’s policie...

Several college buildings damaged during Sunday’s protests

Protesters vandalized several of the college's building's including Little Building.

By Charlie McKenna, Deputy News Editor

June 1, 2020

Seven Emerson buildings were vandalized and had windows smashed after protests erupted throughout Boston Sunday night, following the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis, according to a college official. Emerson College Police Department Chief Robert Smith told the Beacon in an ema...

City officials praise peaceful protests and denounce violence

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh condemned the violence of Sunday nights' protest and thanked the peaceful demonstrators at a press conference Monday. Archive photo.

By Diana Bravo, Assistant News Editor

June 1, 2020

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh thanked protesters who remained peaceful during Sunday’s Black Lives Matter protest during a press conference Monday and condemned those who looted stores and clashed with police. Thousands gathered throughout Boston on Sunday and converged on the steps of the State Ho...

Feds investigate college twice since 2017 for disability discrimination

The Office for Civil Rights currently has one open investigation into the college after a parent of a former student alleged that the college discriminated against their son.

By Dana Gerber, Deputy News Editor

May 28, 2020

The federal Office for Civil Rights has investigated the college twice for disability discrimination since 2017 with one case closed in April and the other still open, according to public records obtained by The Beacon.  The ongoing investigation concerns discrimination on the basis of disability while...

College unveils commemorative website for Class of 2020

The website commemorating graduating students includes messages from famous alumni such as Henry Winkler and Jay Leno.

By Charlie McKenna, Deputy News Editor

May 26, 2020

The college launched a website to commemorate the achievements of the class of 2020 in an email sent to the community Monday morning.  The website features messages to the class of 2020 from faculty, alumni, and college officials as well as personalized messages for many students from friends and fa...

Emerson police officer dies after battle with cancer

Emerson police officer dies after battle with cancer

By Charlie McKenna, Deputy News Editor

May 18, 2020

Emerson College Police Department Lt. Dan Morse died Saturday after a battle with cancer, according to a community-wide email from President M. Lee Pelton sent Monday.  "Dan was a loved and respected member of the Department who never hesitated to help a fellow member of the ECPD,” ECPD Chief R...

Isabella Pelletiere

Isabella Pelletiere

By Stephanie Purifoy

May 10, 2020

I miss the people at Emerson the most. My best friend only lived a couple of floors above me in 2B so I really miss being able to just take the elevator and go see her. I miss all of my classes. I used to hate getting up for my 10 a.m. classes but I feel like I took all of those moments for granted....

Kassiani Mamalakis

Kassiani Mamalakis

By Jacob Seitz, Senior Marlboro Reporter

May 10, 2020

At ELA I think we all had a sense that something was gonna happen with us, but we all thought we were safe for the most part at the start. The email came out that said no changes are coming to the LA campus right now so we were all like, okay cool. But then that Friday, I was at one of my internships...

Evelyn Hernandez

Evelyn Hernandez

By Jacob Seitz, Senior Marlboro Reporter

May 10, 2020

When the second email came out saying we had to leave, it was more like a rush, especially because after spring break. It’s my favorite time being in Boston. I was excited that I could go home because I had been getting homesick, but then slowly it started to sink in. I’m part of Kappa Gamma Ki...

Kate Foultz

Kate Foultz

By Dana Gerber, Deputy News Editor

May 10, 2020

There’s this infinity of little small moments that make up all your time at Emerson. I was looking forward to another Tam Thursday, things like that. There’s the big events, but even just all the minute, microscopic moments that I was excited to have with my friends. Already, senior year is such...

Maryam Fassihi

Maryam Fassihi

By Belen Dumont, News Editor

May 10, 2020

What Emerson has given me is the people, and that’s what I love most about it. ELA was by far my favorite semester, it’s like one of the reasons that I chose that school—because it had this program and I knew I didn’t want to go to school all the way out in Los Angeles for four years. I love...