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Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

BCE Director Wes Jackson will leave the college in July. Photo credit: Lala Thaddeus, 2018

Business of Creative Enterprises Director Wes Jackson to leave college in July

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Express News Editor
June 12, 2022

Director of the Business of Creative Enterprises program Wes Jackson will leave Emerson in July to serve as president of the non-profit arts organization BRIC Arts & Media in Brooklyn, NY, according...

Allen designed and sold the Emerson College shirt worn by Stranger Things character Nancy Wheeler in season four of the show. The profits are donated to victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Photo credit / Reagan Allen

Stranger Things cameo inspires student-run fundraiser for victims of Uvalde school shooting

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
June 5, 2022

One Emerson student launched a campaign and raised over $25,000 — and counting — for victims of the mass shooting that killed 22 students and teachers in Uvalde, Texas on May 24.  In the first...

College, city work toward climate damage mitigation

College, city work toward climate damage mitigation

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
April 21, 2022

As the world feels the effects of climate change, Boston attempts to limit damages—but the question of whether its action plan is adequate remains unanswered. The city’s climate action plan, released...

Boston Marathon runners rehydrate after finishing the race.

‘Boston is not a marathon to be trifled with’: 30,000 flocked to Monday’s race

By Bailey Allen and Adri Pray
April 21, 2022

Downtown Boston was transformed on Monday, as thousands of runners from across the world crossed the finish line of the 126th Boston Marathon—the first run to be held on Patriots’ Day since the onset...

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation/ Courtesy: @GuggFellows

Emerson professors named Guggenheim fellows

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
April 21, 2022

Two Emerson professors were chosen as Guggenheim Fellows for the 2022 program, bringing the number of Emersonian recipients to six.  The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation named visual and media...

The National Labor Relations Board headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Staff union files federal complaint against college

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
April 14, 2022

Emerson’s staff union filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board last month, charging the college with unfair labor practices. The case was filed on March 16 by SEIU Local 888, which...

The Emerson College staff union logo.

Emerson Staff Union hopes for ‘more of a voice’ in second contract

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 14, 2022

Representatives of Emerson’s staff union held a virtual town hall Tuesday night to discuss the negotiation of its second contract with the student body. “Our overarching goal is to bring more equity...

Emersons Center for Health and Wellness will merge with its Center for Psychological Services. Photo by Maddie Khaw.

ECAPS and CHW continue merging process, seek suggestions for naming new department

By Maddie Khaw, Assistant Enterprise News Editor
April 13, 2022

When Brendan Walker reached out to Emerson’s Counseling and Psychological Services as a first-year student, he was connected with a counselor within just five days of contacting the department. Last...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Spring semester hits 700-plus case count as Emerson updates COVID-19 protocol for summer session

By Adri Pray, Frankie Rowley, and Bailey Allen
April 13, 2022

Emerson will instate relaxed COVID-19 policies during the summer term, according to a community-wide email from college officials sent Wednesday.  Citing guidance from the Center for Disease Control...

Joanne Lasker

Communication Sciences professor receives teaching award

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 13, 2022

The college honored Communication Sciences and Disorders professor Joanne Lasker with its Alumni Award for Teaching Innovation at last week's ERA Awards. With Friday’s honor, the speech pathologist...

A sticky note on a laundry machine in the Paramount Building. Photo by Jonathan Yao

Laundry backlogs cause stress, confusion; college to renovate in 2024

By Jonathan Yao, Staff Writer
April 13, 2022

Emerson students have long complained of dysfunctional laundry machines, but the college does not plan to renovate its systems any time soon. “I’ve had times where I had to run the dryer three times,...

Students checking out equipment at Emersons EDC.

‘More than just a paycheck’: The people behind Emerson’s Equipment Distribution Center

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 6, 2022

Though the Equipment Distribution Center is often a source of frustration for film students at Emerson, for its student workers it is something more—a place for social gathering, and for tuition relief. The...

Andriivskyi Descent, Kyiv. Photo by Karina Jha.

Emerson students organize fundraiser, vigil in support of Ukraine

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
April 6, 2022

The war in Ukraine wreaked havoc on families around the globe—including those of two Emerson students, who have taken the chance to do something about it. Journalism major Natalie Vasileff, and writing,...

Little Building and Walker Building in snow.

‘So many people are fighting for their lives getting this job’: Emerson students weigh in on RA decisions

By Mike McHugh
April 6, 2022

After the college announced its hirings for resident assistants last month, a select group of students was afforded the opportunity to serve in the role next year—while many others were left in uncertain...

Bill Alexs yearbook photo in The Emersonian, 1966.

‘Born communicator’ from class of 1966 leaves behind journalism scholarship

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
March 31, 2022

Vassilios Alex didn’t learn English until kindergarten. That didn’t stop the Emerson alum from a decades-long radio career that saw him take on everything from newscasting to sports commentary—and...

Emersons Walker Building.

Emerson to offer health and social change, media psychology majors starting 2023

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
March 31, 2022

Indicating an increased focus on the intersection of communications and health, Emerson will introduce two new majors starting in the fall of 2023: health and social change and media psychology. Both...

Emerson Los Angeles faculty union ratifies new bargaining agreement

Emerson Los Angeles faculty union ratifies new bargaining agreement

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Content Managing Editor
March 31, 2022

The Emerson Los Angeles part-time faculty union ratified its second contract in a unanimous vote last Tuesday. The union had previously reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement on Feb. 4,...

Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: what you should know

By Adri Pray, News Editor
March 30, 2022

President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Feb. 25, hoping to fill the vacancy left by Justice Stephen Breyer on Jan. 27. Following the Justice’s announcement of...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports six COVID-19 cases for Wednesday, Muurisepp confident in college’s progress

By Adri Pray, News Editor
March 30, 2022

On Wednesday, Emerson reported six COVID-19 cases of the 747 tests administered on Tuesday, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.80 percent. The college also reported seven community members in on-campus...

Emerson is now mask-optional in all campus spaces except classrooms.

‘Masks are going to be raincoats’: students report mixed feelings about new COVID policy

By Bailey Allen, Deputy Enterprise Editor
March 24, 2022

As announced in the Feb. 18 campus-wide email correspondence, the college eased its indoor mask policy everywhere except classrooms, the Center for Health and Wellness, and Counseling and Psychological...

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