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A look at fall 2019 through the lenses of Beacon photographers

A look at fall 2019 through the lenses of Beacon photographers

By The Berkeley Beacon Staff

December 31, 2019

A series of some of the most visually captivating moments this year.

Incident Journal: Elevators trap 16 students in two weeks

Incident Journal: Elevators trap 16 students in two weeks

December 16, 2019

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   Tuesday, Nov. 26  ECPD investigated a report of a possible altercation inside Boylston Place Alley.   Wednesday, No...

How Emerson College Polling predicts electoral trends across the nation

How Emerson College Polling predicts electoral trends across the nation

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

December 15, 2019

While the country gears up to vote in the upcoming primary elections, Emerson College Polling, releasing a new state poll every week and a new national poll every month, is busy determining which candidate is likely to prevail. Since last summer, the polling organization has risen to the national stage ...

New VP of Finance to head talks about fate of Marlboro campus, finances

New VP of Finance to head talks about fate of Marlboro campus, finances

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor: Print

December 15, 2019

Paul Dworkis officially joined the president’s office on the 10th floor of the Ansin Building for the first time on December 2, three months after being hired as the Chief Financial Officer of the college and given the title of Vice President of Administration and Finance.  Dworkis will manage the college’s finances...

Ice sculptures may be considered “unnecessary spending” in proposed treasury handbook revisions

Ice sculptures may be considered “unnecessary spending” in proposed treasury handbook revisions

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

December 14, 2019

The Financial Advisory Board, in an informal meeting Thursday which lasted around 20 minutes, discussed potential changes to the Student Government Association’s Treasury Handbook for the coming semester.  The main potential change, suggested by Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple, would limit o...

Comm. Studies’ lack of prerequisite courses leads to registration issues

Comm. Studies’ lack of prerequisite courses leads to registration issues

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor: Print

December 13, 2019

The Communication Studies Department announced on Nov. 22 that they will offer three additional courses in the Spring 2020 semester after receiving complaints that students could not find space in courses required for their majors. The department will now offer an additional Conflict and Negotia...

Academic initiative ratified at last joint session of the semester

Academic initiative ratified at last joint session of the semester

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

December 11, 2019

The Student Government Association unanimously ratified an updated academic initiative at their weekly joint session meeting Tuesday, effectively setting their agenda for the coming semester. The initiative, which underwent months of workshopping in SGA’s senate under Executive Vice President Will...

Palauskas campaigns on experience at SGA press night

Palauskas campaigns on experience at SGA press night

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

December 10, 2019

Student Government Association Executive Vice President Will Palauskas used his previous experience in the governmental body to sell himself to potential voters Thursday during SGA’s Candidate Press Night.  Palauskas’ stump speech, the same speech posted in the description of his campaign’s ...

Poll: Unwillingness to donate and disapproval of residency requirement

Poll: Unwillingness to donate and disapproval of residency requirement

By Elena Naze

December 10, 2019

A new poll from Emerson College Polling Society found a low willingness to donate after graduation, high favorability of professors and resident assistants, and a sizable disapproval of the updated residency requirements.  The survey, conducted over the fall 2019 semester, marks the first time Em...

Journalism students recognize access restrictions at the EDC

Journalism students recognize access restrictions at the EDC

By Faith Bugenhagen

December 8, 2019

Junior Giulia Campos noticed a difference between the equipment she could access for her journalism courses and her visual and media arts classes when she transferred to the individually designed interdisciplinary program in fall 2018. Campos found that the JVCR-200, a commonly used camera in journa...

Largest meeting room on campus to open in Fall 2021

Largest meeting room on campus to open in Fall 2021

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

December 7, 2019

The college plans to create a meeting space opening in Fall 2021 for around 300 people in the Little Building known as The Commons according to a college official.  Duncan Pollock, assistant vice president of Facilities Management said members of the Emerson community will get priority when booking a...

Drastic spike in employee health insurance costs ignites anxiety

Drastic spike in employee health insurance costs ignites anxiety

By Maxwell Carter, State House Reporter

December 4, 2019

Staff and faculty union leaders are expressing concerns after the Human Resources department announced in October that health insurance renewal costs for 2020 would increase by 16.8 percent.  Faculty and staff union leaders say salaries won't rise fast enough to cover the increased costs and cite ...