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Local restaurants struggle with new regulations and lack of college students

Diky Melville, general manager of The Fourth Wall, said the business will suffer greatly with students leaving at the preventative measures set by Gov. Charlie Baker

By Stephanie Purifoy

March 18, 2020

Local businesses are reeling after Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh laid out a sweeping set of regulations over the weekend that prohibits restaurants from serving food and alcohol in-house and restricts operating hours. Baker announced the regulations in a press conference Sunday that prohibit e...

Farewell Column: Too much love, not enough time

Farewell Column: Too much love, not enough time

By Stephanie Purifoy

March 16, 2020

The newsroom had been planning a Beacon party for weeks.  We spend so many hours in a work setting that we need time with each other without all the stress and pressure. And then our lives were flipped upside down and inside out by the COVID-19 pandemic that has sent shockwaves rippling around the ...

College asks students to leave dorms, moves ELA classes online

Freshman students left to right: Carrie Aubin, Chloe Shaar, Eva Charbonnnier, and Isabella Espejo, calling their parents to let them know of the college's decision asking them to leave campus by March 20, 2020.

By Stephanie Purifoy and Chris Van Buskirk

March 13, 2020

The college announced that all students must vacate campus residence halls in both Boston and Los Angeles by March 20—a dramatic reversal of an earlier decision that gave students the option to stay. Students have until next Friday at 3 p.m. to leave residence halls, President M. Lee Pelton wro...

Latest Updates on the COVID-19 crisis

Latest Updates on the COVID-19 crisis

March 12, 2020

The Beacon paused live updated of the Coronavirus on April 5, 2020. Click here for continued coverage of COVID-19. Saturday, April 4 Testing in Mass. increases by 5838 with 24 new deaths About 5838 new tests were conducted since yesterday, bringing the state's total to 68800, according to t...

College transitions classes online, dorms to remain open amid COVID-19 outbreak

College administrators provided further insight into what a fall semester on campus may look like with social distancing and de-densification, in a faculty assembly meeting Tuesday.

By Stephanie Purifoy and Chris Van Buskirk

March 10, 2020

Emerson College joined on Tuesday a series of universities and colleges across the state that have transitioned classes online in response to the rapidly spreading COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus.  The move comes hours after Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency in the Commonwe...

Kasteel Well students return amid Coronavirus concerns

President M. Lee Pelton speaking to students who were forced to evacuate the Netherlands during the Spring 2020 semester after COVID-19 spread rapidly around the world. Pelton expressed support for the

By Katie Redefer, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

March 7, 2020

Kasteel Well students trudged bleary-eyed through the rain at 4:00 a.m Central European Time on Friday to board a bus to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, beginning a 14-hour travel day that would return them to Boston six weeks early.  The college announced Monday that all castle students would return to Boston for the remainder of the semester due to an “abundance of caution” follow...

Kasteel students to return on Friday as Coronavirus spreads in Europe

Kasteel students to return on Friday as Coronavirus spreads in Europe

By Dana Gerber, Deputy News Editor

March 4, 2020

The college plans to send students studying at the college's Kasteel Well campus back to Boston on Friday after college officials announced earlier this week that the program would conclude early due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs...

Pelton announces precautionary measures against coronavirus outbreak

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By Andrew Brinker, News Editor

March 2, 2020

The college has prepared a contingency plan and will review the safety procedures of its vendors in an effort to prepare the community for the rapidly spreading COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, President M. Lee Pelton said in an email to students Monday night. In the email, he said the college would revi...

Kasteel Well students to return to Boston after outbreak of Coronavirus

The college gathered all Kasteel Well students in the dining hall Monday evening to announce the cancellation of the program.

By Lara Hill and Katie Redefer

March 2, 2020

WELL, NETHERLANDS—The college will send Kasteel Well students back to the Boston campus later this week due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, commonly known as Coronavirus, throughout Europe, Kasteel Well Executive Director Dulcia Meijers said in a meeting with students on Monday evening.  ...

Explorateur to be replaced with two Guy Fieri restaurants

Explorateur has occupied the corner of Boylston and Tremont for over two years.

By Stephanie Purifoy

March 2, 2020

Explorateur will close its doors Monday to be replaced by two new Guy Fieri restaurants, the cafe’s parent company said in a statement. The new restaurants, Guy Fieri’s Boston Kitchen + Bar and Chicken Guy!, will be open daily for lunch and dinner. Big Night Entertainment Group, the company that ...

SGA establishes executive cabinet, appoints VP

SGA Executive President Will Palauskas introduced sweeping changes to the structure of SGA at the first joint session of the semester. Beacon Archives

January 16, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously approved a sweeping change to the organization’s executive structure and appointed a new executive vice president Tuesday at the first joint session meeting of the semester. Executive President Will Palauskas’ first major act was to introduce a proposa...

SGA Executive Treasurer to introduce new financial advocacy board

SGA Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple.

By Tomas Gonzalez, Deputy News Enterprise Editor

January 16, 2020

Student Government Association Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple is poised to unveil the new Financial Equity Board at Tuesday’s joint session meeting on Jan. 21.  Semple told The Beacon that the new board will act as an advocacy group, with 8–12 members who would hear students’ financial issues...