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Carrying on tradition, students build bridges at Marlboro

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
November 30, 2022

Gazing out at Marlboro College for the first time, Maya Abarca remembers seeing white buildings scattered over rolling hills—all of it nearly camouflaged amid a layer of snow.  Unlike Emerson’s...

‘Brutal’ negotiation leads to COLA for staff union

‘Brutal’ negotiation leads to COLA for staff union

By Adri Pray, News Editor
November 30, 2022

Emerson’s staff union ratified their next collective bargaining agreement in a 119-1 vote on Wednesday. The agreement grants a cost-of-living adjustment and retroactive raises, along with  diversity,...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

Re-building an Eco Corps—the first step to larger sustainability progress on campus

By Maeve Lawler, Deputy Enterprise News Editor
November 30, 2022

This semester, Emerson re-established a cross-campus sustainability program, Eco Corps, following the hiring of four eco ambassadors in September and the formation of six working groups in October. Its...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: ECPD seizes and destroys contraband

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Express News Editor
November 29, 2022

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, Nov. 21 ECPD...

Pop-up event brings a taste of winter to the Lion’s Den

Pop-up event brings a taste of winter to the Lion’s Den

By Hailey Johnson
November 22, 2022

On Nov. 16th, the smell of warm hot chocolate and cake pops filled the Lion’s Den. This pop-up event, hosted by Emerson Mane Events, offered an array of cake pops, along with  bite-sized tarts, pie...

Students plan for Thanksgiving break without meal plans

Students plan for Thanksgiving break without meal plans

By Nia Harmon
November 22, 2022

Thanksgiving break is a much-deserved period of rest for students, faculty, and staff following the midterm season.  However, college life presents a new change for students choosing to stay on Emerson’s...

Emerson announces new interim VP of enrollment management

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 19, 2022

Emerson named the new interim Vice President of Enrollment Management in a community-wide email Friday morning.  Justin Sharifipour, former associate vice president and dean of undergraduate admission,...

Students weigh in on academic environment, health before Thanksgiving break

Students weigh in on academic environment, health before Thanksgiving break

By Jonathan Yao, Staff Writer
November 18, 2022

As Emerson students approach Thanksgiving break, they anticipate both the challenges of the coming winter months as well as their own plans. Sophomore visual and media arts major Jonah Hodari feels...

The previous semester’s book campaign.

On the Same Page Boston benefits Emerson students and Boston Public Schools

By Sasha Zirin
November 16, 2022

For the seventh semester, Emerson students help to bring inclusive children's literature to Boston Public Schools through On the Same Page Boston—an Emerson-based advocacy campaign aiming to bring student...

Intern taking notes in front of the White House.

Journalism students on C-SPAN, PBS internships—and how they got them

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
November 15, 2022

As a programming intern for C-SPAN, Carol Rangel spent the 2022 midterms furiously taking notes to help with election coverage. “I think I was [at work] until 2 a.m.,” Rangel said. “I was watching...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: ECPD provides aid to student

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Express News Editor
November 15, 2022

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. Wednesday, Nov. 9 ECPD...

What a Thing it is to be Black: EBONI amplifies Black community at open-mic

What a Thing it is to be Black: EBONI amplifies Black community at open-mic

By Adri Pray, News Editor
November 13, 2022

When Jordan Elliott took the stage Saturday, he focused only on his cousin. Two months prior, Elliot’s brother called him, sobbing, to tell him his cousin, a recent graduate of Tufts University, had...

David Howse, ‘honored’ and ‘humbled,’ named next VP of Institutional Advancement

David Howse, ‘honored’ and ‘humbled,’ named next VP of Institutional Advancement

By Olivia LeDuc , Staff Writer
November 9, 2022

David Howse, an experienced figurehead in organizational and communicative leadership, will become the vice president of Emerson’s Institutional Advancement division, ensuring the continuity of the college’s...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: ECPD responds to theft, vandalism

By Maeve Lawler, Deputy Enterprise News Editor
November 9, 2022

Monday, Oct. 24 ECPD responded to a hit-and-run car crash involving an Emerson student at the crosswalk of Tremont and Avery Streets. ECPD assisted the Emerson student and the incident is under investigation...

Non-union staff to see 5% raise going into new year

Non-union staff to see 5% raise going into new year

By Adri Pray, News Editor
November 8, 2022

College officials pledged a cumulative 5% base salary increase effective Jan. 1, 2023 for non-union staff members in an email sent to eligible employees hours before the college entered its first mediation...

A view of Emersons campus buildings from the Boylston St. sidewalk.

Four finalists identified in presidential search

By Adri Pray, News Editor
November 8, 2022

The Presidential Search Committee, spearheaded by the Chair of the Board of Trustees Eric Alexander, has narrowed the search to four presidential finalists, per a communication from the committee Tuesday...

The cover of Ravi Shankar’s memoir Correctional.

‘Not a confessional, a correctional’: author Ravi Shankar discusses his experience with inequitable incarceration

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
November 5, 2022

“The first time I went to jail, I was innocent and indignant,” Pushcart-prize winning poet and author Ravi Shankar quoted from the introduction to his memoir “Correctional,” a testament to his...

Emerson reinforces BRE findings

Emerson reinforces BRE findings

By Olivia LeDuc , Staff Writer
November 2, 2022

Findings from Emerson’s evaluation from Beyond Racial Equity's comprehensive report determined that inclusivity and accessibility hindrances still block marginalized students' experiences at the college. In...

Student-run non-profit promotes sustainability and community

Student-run non-profit promotes sustainability and community

By Maeve Lawler, Deputy Enterprise News Editor
November 2, 2022

Four students in the entrepreneurial studies minor launched Bee the Message, a campus-based non-profit that sells beeswax wraps, donating all profits to The Bee Conservancy.  The business began as...

Members of the Emerson community enjoy dinner and music together to honor Diwali.

‘Home away from home’: South Asian students celebrate Diwali on campus

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
November 2, 2022

Colorful lights and pulsing music emanated from the Little Building’s Student Performance Center Blackbox last Thursday evening as nearly 20 members of the Emerson community came together to celebrate...

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