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Community grieves death of journalism professor

Moses Shumow taught digital design and joined the college in 2019. Photo: Emerson Today

By Stephanie Purifoy

October 22, 2019

Continued Coverage: Former students of Associate Journalism Professor Moses Shumow recall him in the classroom while MBTA Transit Police investigate his death.  Community members mourned the death of Associate Journalism Professor Moses Shumow on Tuesday after he was struck by a commuter train in Beverly. ...

Hollis family releases statement on sophomore’s death

President M. Lee Pelton addresses students during a Thursday vigil. Chris Van Buskrik / Beacon Staff

By Stephanie Purifoy

October 4, 2019

The family of Daniel Hollis released a statement on Friday expressing gratitude to the community after the sophomore’s death on Wednesday. “It has become abundantly clear to us that Dan not only made the world brighter for his friends and family, but also for those he encountered,” Hollis...

Sophomore dies after altercation at party in Brighton

Daniel Hollis (No. 27) died after an altercation in Brighton. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

By Stephanie Purifoy

October 2, 2019

Sophomore Daniel Hollis died on Wednesday at 5:32 p.m. after a Saturday confrontation in Brighton sent him to a local hospital with extensive injuries to his brain, according to a statement from the college. Hollis and his friends were leaving a party around 1:20 a.m. on Sept. 28 when they were confr...

Sophomore on life support following altercation at party

Daniel Hollis (No. 27) died after an altercation in Brighton. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

By Stephanie Purifoy

September 30, 2019

Updated 10/1/19: The article was updated to include an emailed statement from President Lee Pelton Updated 10/1/19: The article was updated to include a statement from the Suffolk District Attorney's office. Sophomore Daniel Hollis was placed on life support on Saturday after suffering injurie...

Boylston Street sidewalk construction continues this week

The college plans to expand the width of the sidewalk between Tremont St. and Boylston Pl. Stephanie Purifoy / Beacon Staff

By Stephanie Purifoy

September 27, 2019

The college plans to continue an evening construction schedule of the sidewalk until Oct. 5, according to an email sent to the community on Friday.  The construction will go from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. to complete work on underground utilities with the loudest noise planned between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p...

RAs spar with administration over contract changes

Resident Assistant Max Straubinger said he has felt disrespected by the administrations treatment of RAs. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

By Stephanie Purifoy

September 25, 2019

Senior Raven Devanney remembers sitting with her fellow resident assistants in a meeting in May 2019 when several college officials were going over new policies for RA contracts. Some of the RAs were sitting in circles, holding hands and crying. Many had their hands raised, facing the administrators in th...

Rep. Joseph Kennedy kicks off bid for U.S. Senate

Reporters crowd Rep. Joseph Kennedy after he announced his bid for U.S. Senate. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

By Stephanie Purifoy

September 21, 2019

Democratic Rep. Joseph Kennedy III announced his primary challenge to Senator Edward Markey on Saturday, surrounded by a small group of family, friends, and supporters in the East Boston Social Center. “I’m running for the United States Senate because our country is at a moment of truth,” t...

College brings ‘Friends’ replica set to campus

Kevin Bright, the former executive producer of the sitcom 'Friends' will be on campus for the 25th anniversary of the show. / Beacon Archive

By Stephanie Purifoy

September 18, 2019

The college is hosting a replica of the Central Perk coffeehouse set from the television series Friends starting on Thursday in the Cutler Majestic Theatre lobby. The set is one of 30 replicas being built around the world and marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the sitcom, according to a colle...

MBTA shutdowns to affect ridership on weekends

The MBTA construction is part of an $8 billion, five-year plan to modernize the trains. Jakob Menendez/Beacon Staff

By Stephanie Purifoy

September 4, 2019

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority scheduled widespread closures of sections of the T on weekends, starting in mid-September and finishing in December. The Green, Orange, and Red lines all face shutdowns, according to a press release from the MBTA in August. It will provide shuttle buse...

Boston Police release plan for parade day

Super Happy Fun America President John Hugo (left) and Samson Racioppi organized Saturday's parade which is expected to draw dozens of supporters and hundreds of counter protesters.
Montse Landeros / Beacon Correspondant

By Stephanie Purifoy

August 30, 2019

The Boston Police Department alerted residents of road closures and other restrictions on Friday via a press release in anticipation of the Straight Pride Parade. The parade will go from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday beginning in Copley Square, going along Boylston St. to Tremont St. and concluding in City...

Administration issues plans to address sexual misconduct on campus

An individual removes a sign criticizing the college for its handling of sexual misconduct from Little Building's scaffolding. Ziqi Wang / Beacon Staff

By Stephanie Purifoy

April 22, 2019

President M. Lee Pelton told the student body on April 22 that he will form a working group of students, faculty, and senior administrators in Fall 2019 to examine current practices surrounding sexual misconduct, according to an emailed statement. The email comes after the Emerson College Police Department remo...

Palauskas narrowly wins SGA executive vice president

SGA Marketing Communications Senator William Palauskas announced his executive vice presidency win in an April 5 Facebook post. Photo by Tivara Tandujaja / Beacon Correspondent

By Stephanie Purifoy

April 10, 2019

Sophomore William Palauskas won the Student Government Association executive vice president race against sophomore Annie Noel by six votes, according to the election results released by SGA. Palauskas, the current SGA marketing communications senator, said he plans to focus on working with the col...