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College reveals 172 Tremont floor plans

College reveals 172 Tremont floor plans

By Stephanie Purifoy

March 29, 2018

The floor plans for the 172 Tremont St. building include 13 meeting spaces and only four private offices for student organizations. But the administration said it’s open to student input. On March 27, representatives from Elkus Manfredi Architects in charge of redesigning 172 Tremont revealed...

Mock trial brings different Emerson majors together

Eric Tollar, ELATE faculty member, used his status as a Suffolk law student to set up this event. Photo: Brooke Northrup / Beacon Staff

By Stephanie Purifoy

March 22, 2018

Over 60 students from Emerson Law Advocacy and Trial Establishment, ELATE, will head to court on March 30. But the case—brought and debated by students—is entirely fictitious. Political communications major Michael Simon started ELATE last summer. He wanted to give students the opportunit...

Lottery gives freshmen chance to opt out of campus housing

Despite calls from students to decrease costs, Emerson will increase tuition and room and board rates by two percent for the 2020-21 academic year.

By Stephanie Purifoy

March 14, 2018

Some freshmen will enter a lottery for permission to move off-campus while some upperclassmen will apply to do the opposite this spring. Freshmen can add their names to the lottery through a link on an Emerson Housing Release webpage starting March 14. Seth Hodge, associate director of housi...

Classes delayed, cancelled due to storm

Students did not have to attend class due to the snow storm. Photo: Chris van Buskirk / Beacon Staff

By Stephanie Purifoy

March 13, 2018

The college will have a delayed opening on Wednesday, March 14 after a closing on Tuesday due to high winds and snowfall caused by the third nor’easter storm this year. Administrative offices will open at 9:30 a.m. and classes will begin at 10 a.m., according to Emerson Alerts. Director of Media Re...

New housing software to smooth out application process

By Stephanie Purifoy

March 1, 2018

The Office of Housing and Residence Life will be switching to a new software platform for the spring 2018 application cycle. Assistant Director of Housing Operations Kendra Stokes said the new interface is designed to make the application process smoother and more interactive and will be compati...

Bachelor in Fine Arts reels in photography

By Stephanie Purifoy

February 22, 2018

Junior and senior visual and media arts majors can begin the Bachelor of Fine Arts program with a photography focus for the first time starting fall 2018. These changes are all under the Media Arts Production BFA, a degree that requires more credits from major classes, rather than electives, than th...

Consultant examines college-student communication

By Stephanie Purifoy

February 5, 2018

The college hired an independent consultant on a one-time contract to analyze communications between students and the administration in the wake of the #ThisIsEmerson protest. Consultant Kristina Smith conducted research on the school’s methods of communicating information to the students during a week-long visit to Emerson. ...

Affiliated faculty elected NEFAC President

Affiliated faculty elected NEFAC President

By Stephanie Purifoy

January 21, 2018

Karen Bordeleau plans to extend the organization into more classrooms to educate the public on their First Amendment rights as president of New England First Amendment Coalition. The regional nonprofit elected Karen Bordeleau, affiliated faculty member at Emerson College, to be their president in January. Within the first two weeks of Bordeleau becoming President, NEFAC started a speakers bureau with bo...

Chase Ybarra finds funds to finish final semester

Senior visual and media arts major Chase Ybarra decided to change his path later in life and attend Emerson.
CASSANDRA MARTINEZ / BEACON STAFF

By Stephanie Purifoy

November 18, 2017

Senior visual and media arts major Chase Ybarra, 44, has 20 credits to complete before he can graduate. But when he ran into financial trouble, he questioned whether he would reach the finish line he worked so hard for. Siobhan Dolan, a senior and fellow member of the film fraternity Delta Kappa Al...

Colonial Theatre to reopen with Moulin Rouge!

The Colonial Theatre is set to reopen June 2018.
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By Stephanie Purifoy

November 1, 2017

Emerson and Ambassador Theatre Group announced the Colonial Theatre is expected to open Moulin Rouge! The Musical in June 2018 after closing in October 2015. The musical is based on the 2001 film directed by Baz Luhrman. “We couldn’t be more excited for the pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge!...

Campus resources distinguished by disclosure

By Stephanie Purifoy

October 12, 2017

Emerson provides two kinds of support to students: private and confidential resources. Emerson’s confidential support systems are bound by federal and Massachusetts state law to keep any information shared with them private unless an individual gives permission to share them or is a danger to themselve...

Spotlight journalist discusses future of the field

By Stephanie Purifoy

October 11, 2017

“It’s sort of unimaginable that an institution that is supposed to care for children would let this kind of abuse go on,” said decorated journalist Walter Robinson in an event hosted in the Semel Theatre on October 3. Robinson is most widely known for leading the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team dur...