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One man injured after shots fired on Boston Common

One man injured after shots fired on Boston Common

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

April 7, 2020

One person was rushed to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries following a shooting on Boston Common Tuesday afternoon, police said.  The shooting happened on Boston Common around 4:20 p.m., Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said in a video statement. The victim was located near 3...

EVVY Awards delay nomination announcements

EVVY Awards delay nomination announcements

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

April 6, 2020

The 39th EVVY Awards delayed nomination announcements until April 15 due to complications arising from the COVID-19 health crisis, according to EVVYs officials. The nominations were initially scheduled to come out on April 6, but the judges needed more time to score the submissions because of the nat...

Former chair of Performing Arts Department Leo Nickole dies at 93

Former chair of Performing Arts Department Leo Nickole dies at 93

By Elena Naze

April 3, 2020

Emerson alumnus and professor emeritus Leo Nickole died Wednesday at 93, an email from President M. Lee Pelton announced Friday evening.  A Korean War veteran, Nickole graduated Emerson in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in theatre and speech and eventually went on to serve for 48 years as a college f...

Presidential Working Group delays report on college’s sexual misconduct policies

Presidential Working Group delays report on college’s sexual misconduct policies

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

April 3, 2020

The Presidential Working Group has delayed its timeline for releasing a final report on the college’s Sexual Misconduct policies until fall 2020, due to the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an email sent Friday morning. The email, written by co-chairs Amy Ansell and Jan Roberts-Bresl...

Custodial staff face increase in items left behind by departing students

Custodial staff face increase in items left behind by departing students

By Ann E. Matica, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

In the scramble to vacate campus two weeks ago as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened in Massachusetts, students left behind more items in residential building lobbies and dorm rooms than previous semesters, according to a college official.  “It was blocking some entrances and it was a safety issue and ...

Two students test positive for COVID-19 as Massachusetts cases surge

Two students test positive for COVID-19 as Massachusetts cases surge

By Dana Gerber and Belen Dumont

March 31, 2020

Two Emerson students have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently recovering in isolation at home, according to a campus-wide email sent Tuesday afternoon.  One of the individuals was last on the Boston campus March 16, while the other student did not return to the main campus after leavin...

Faculty Assembly to consider pass/fail option for students

Faculty Assembly to consider pass/fail option for students

By Stephanie Purifoy, Managing Editor: Digital

March 31, 2020

Faculty will consider a new policy that would allow undergraduate students to choose a pass/fail option for their classes during Tuesday’s Faculty Assembly meeting. The policy allows students to choose a pass/fail option for each of their classes after final grades have been released in May. Ac...

OHRE looks for creative solutions after COVID-19 hinders housing selection process

OHRE looks for creative solutions after COVID-19 hinders housing selection process

By Belen Dumont, News Editor

March 30, 2020

The Housing Operations team released an updated 2020-2021 housing selection process timeline in an email Friday afternoon after the initially scheduled process was delayed in the scramble to move students off campus two weeks ago. “We put a pause on the selection process that should have started on [Marc...

Incident Journal: Trespassing, drug paraphernalia confiscated in LB

Incident Journal: Trespassing, drug paraphernalia confiscated in LB

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

March 30, 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, March 23 ECPD investigated an abandoned bicycle found inside the Bike Room. The bike belonged to an Emerson stu...

A desolate Boston campus is the new reality for remaining students

A desolate Boston campus is the new reality for remaining students

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

March 29, 2020

One month ago, sophomore Maximo Lawlor served as president at Phi Alpha Tau meetings, wrote for Raiz Magazine, and co-captained the tennis team. Now, he spends the majority of his time alone in his 2 Boylston Place residence hall suite, doing homework, binging Love is Blind on Netflix, and playing on his Ni...

Incident Journal: Drug paraphernalia confiscated during move-out

Incident Journal: Drug paraphernalia confiscated during move-out

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

March 27, 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, March 9 A staff member in the Walker Building reported college property damaged inside an office.  The property dama...

Seniors hoping to walk in May face altered plans as COVID-19 spreads

Seniors hoping to walk in May face altered plans as COVID-19 spreads

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

March 25, 2020

Senior Tatiana Melendez found out there wouldn't be a traditional 2020 Commencement weekend only a week after her ELA classes moved online and she had to move back home due to the rapid spread of COVID-19.  “I’m an only child and an only grandchild on my mom's side, so this was really a big mile...

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