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ECAPS expands hours of staff members to combat rise of students on campus

ECAPS expands hours of staff members to combat rise of students on campus

By Ann E. Matica, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services gained a new staff member this August and increased the hours of two part-time employees to accommodate an increased on-campus student population.  In 2012, ECAPS had only five therapists who met with students. That number has now doubled with the center employing 1...

Hoppe talks ongoing campus construction with SGA

Hoppe talks ongoing campus construction with SGA

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

December 4, 2019

Vice President and Dean of Campus Life Jim Hoppe spoke with members of the Student Government Association Tuesday about construction projects at the college, announcing that the sidewalk expansion on Boylston Street will conclude for winter in the coming weeks. Hoppe said the city of Boston requires the c...

Palauskas joins SGA presidential race amid dropouts

Palauskas joins SGA presidential race amid dropouts

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

December 4, 2019

The race for the Student Government Association’s executive presidency was thrown into turmoil last week after the two candidates originally slated to compete for the position abruptly withdrew from contention, leaving it at risk of vacancy.  Following mounting pressure from peers to bring experience to th...

Incident Journal: Cocaine in Boylston Alley, $7,000 in equipment stolen

Incident Journal: Cocaine in Boylston Alley, $7,000 in equipment stolen

December 3, 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. 19  ECPD was notified of a staff member being trapped inside an elevator in the Walker Building. Facilities Management wa...

Severe weather delays classes until 10 a.m.

Severe weather delays classes until 10 a.m.

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

December 2, 2019

The college delayed the start of classes until 10 a.m. Tuesday due to inclement weather moving through the Northeast.  All classes scheduled before 10 a.m. will be canceled and made up at a later date, according to the college’s official delayed opening policy. The policy also states that all non...

Emerson introduces study abroad programs in Sweden, Japan, Ecuador, Montreal

Emerson introduces study abroad programs in Sweden, Japan, Ecuador, Montreal

By Jenny Ferm

December 2, 2019

The college introduced four new Global Pathways summer programs in Sweden, Japan, Ecuador, and Montreal for 2020 with applications open from Nov. 1 to Feb. 1. Business of Creative Enterprise Director and professor Weseley Jackson and affiliated BCE faculty Robert Lyons created the Sweden program, ca...

College announces memorial service for Dan Hollis

College announces memorial service for Dan Hollis

By Stephanie Purifoy, Managing Editor: Digital

December 1, 2019

The college plans to hold a memorial service  on Dec. 6. for Daniel Hollis who died in October after an altercation at a party in Brighton. The memorial will be held in the Bill Bordy Theatre at 2 p.m. The sophomore died on Oct. 2 after receiving life-threatening head injuries Sept. 29 in an encounter th...

College prepares for winter storm, reopens dorms early

College prepares for winter storm, reopens dorms early

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

December 1, 2019

The college plans to reopen residence halls at 7 a.m. on Sunday in anticipation of inclement weather moving through the Northeast over the weekend, according to a Saturday evening email sent by Vice President and Dean of Campus Life Jim Hoppe. Students will be allowed to return to their residence halls earl...

Emerson remembers Daniel Hollis’ kindness, warmth, and his love for Travis Scott

Emerson remembers Daniel Hollis’ kindness, warmth, and his love for Travis Scott

By Belen Dumont, News Editor

November 21, 2019

Emerson Sophomore Daniel Hollis was the type of team player and friend that showed up to lacrosse practice on a chilly fall day even though he had bronchitis and knew he couldn’t step onto the field.  Senior Austin Franklin recalled that they played a game called West Jenny during that practic...

Beacon announces partnership with Vermont newspaper

Beacon announces partnership with Vermont newspaper

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

November 21, 2019

The Berkeley Beacon announced a wire service partnership with an independent Vermont newspaper in a statement Wednesday. The Beacon is partnering with The Commons, an independent Windham County, Vermont-based weekly newspaper, to share resources and stories to assist The Beacon’s coverage of th...

College hires new Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Investigator

College hires new Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Investigator

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

November 21, 2019

The college hired Ryan Milligan to serve as the new Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Investigator, according to a Thursday statement emailed to the community. Milligan starts on Jan. 6, 2020 and fills a position left vacant for two years. Previously, Milligan worked as lead Title IX Investigator at Tufts University for three years and an attorney for the U.S. Department of E...

Turning Point brings libertarian speaker Gabriel Nadales to campus

Turning Point brings libertarian speaker Gabriel Nadales to campus

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

November 21, 2019

Emerson’s Turning Point chapter hosted libertarian speaker Gabriel Nadales Wednesday, who called for an open dialogue across the political aisle and a breakdown of the country’s left-wing “conservative caricature.”  Nadales detailed his own past involvement with the Antifa movement—an anti-f...