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Winter break Incident Journal: Suspicious packages and a foot chase


January 15, 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, Dec. 16, 2019 A student reported to the ECPD that a stranger followed and harassed them while walking near the 300 Bl...

Tatte and three other restaurants coming to campus in 2020

Tatte and three other restaurants coming to campus in 2020

By Dana Gerber, Deputy News Editor

January 10, 2020

The college announced four new restaurants coming to campus in 2020 and said they expected to finalize leases for two more in coming weeks, in an email to the community Friday.  Tatte Bakery and Café and El Jefe’s Taqueria will both be located in Little Building. Garbanzo, a Mediterranean grill, will replace Griddlers at 134 Boylston in March and French Quarter, a New Orleans-style French re...

Union leaders appeal for representation in Emerson-Marlboro merger talks

Affiliated Faculty Union President Barry Marshall whispers to Emerson College's President of the American Association of University Professors Gian Lombardo during Thursday's faculty council meeting.

By Stephanie Purifoy

December 14, 2019

Tempers flared at Thursday’s faculty council meeting when union leaders demanded representation in Marlboro-Emerson merger talks.

Challenge to Marlboro College Board of Trustees seeks alternate solution to merger

Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley looks on as a speaker addresses an audience of Marlboro College students, alumni, and residents on Dec. 14, 2019.

By Stephanie Purifoy

December 14, 2019

MARLBORO, Vt.—Marlboro College alumni, residents, students, and employees gathered to discuss alternate solutions to the Emerson-Marlboro merger Saturday.

Marlboro students and faculty tour campus, meet with admin

Marlboro students and faculty tour campus, meet with admin

By Diana Bravo, Assistant News Editor

November 26, 2019

Approximately 40 students and faculty from Marlboro College visited Emerson Sunday to tour Emerson’s campus and learn more about the college before the planned spring 2020 merger. Guides at Emerson’s Visitor’s Center led Marlboro students on a condensed tour of the campus due to inclement w...

Emerson official expects Marlboro endowment to pay incoming faculty

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By Stephanie Purifoy

November 19, 2019

While most details surrounding Emerson College's acquisition of Marlboro College remain unknown, an administration official said they expect part of the Vermont institution's $30 million endowment to go toward paying and providing benefits for the faculty transitioning into the Institute for Liberal ...

Emerson to merge with college in Vermont

President Lee Pelton announced the merger at a town hall meeting Wednesday. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

By Stephanie Purifoy

November 6, 2019

Emerson plans to merge with Marlboro College starting in the fall 2020 semester. Marlboro will donate its $30 million endowment and its real estate, valued at more than $10 million. The $40 million will go to Emerson’s Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies program which will be renamed the M...

Turning Point invites conservative speaker to campus

Junior Camilo Vilaplana created an Emerson chapter of Turning Point USA, a national nonprofit conservative organization. Beacon Archive.

By Stephanie Purifoy

November 4, 2019

Emerson’s Turning Point USA chapter plans to host conservative organizer Gabriel Nadales to give a speech on Nov. 20, according to the organization’s president. Camilo Vilaplana, president of the 30-member Emerson chapter of Turning Point, said the event is scheduled for 8 p.m. in Walker 210. ...

Boston Police investigating report of unconscious person on Tamworth St.

Four Boston police cars at Langrange and Tremont St. at approximately 6 p.m. Sam Doran / Beacon Correspondent

By Stephanie Purifoy

November 4, 2019

Boston Police are investigating an incident on Tamworth Street. after they received a report of an unconscious person at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, according to a BPD spokesperson. A Boston EMS spokesperson said they responded to Tamworth St. around 9:30 a.m. but could not say whether they transported anyone...

Friends share cherished memories of late journalism professor

Friends and family packed into a Beverly church on Sunday to celebrate the life of Moses Shumow. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

By Stephanie Purifoy

October 29, 2019

Vanessa Ruiz recalled setting Moses Shumow up on a date with his wife Rose. Ruiz said she had to urge her friend to go out on at least one date with Moses, and when she finally did, Rose said it was the best of her life.  Rose and Moses met in the North End and got dinner, drinks, and desert. Da...

No arrests made as investigation into sophomore’s death continues

Community members gathered in the Semel Theatre to mourn sophomore Daniel Hollis October 3. 2019

By Stephanie Purifoy

October 28, 2019

Police continue to investigate the death of Daniel Hollis almost a month after an altercation in Brighton left the sophomore on life support. Boston police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office told The Beacon that no arrests have been made and no updates are available. The two depart...

Former students recall professor’s kindness

Moses Shumow was loved by his students and colleagues, a former student of his said. Courtesy of Florida International University

By Stephanie Purifoy

October 24, 2019

Updated 10/24/19: This article was updated to include information about a memorial service for Shumow Florida International University senior Bianca Marcof remembered sitting in her Intro to Digital Media class showing the professor memes they had made—one photoshopped the professor's head onto v...