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Vaccines now available for students at Tufts Medical Center

Vaccines now available for students at Tufts Medical Center

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 29, 2021

Students can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Tufts Medical Center, just over a month after the formal partnership with the hospital fell through, Emerson announced in an email Thursday morning.   This...

A Joint Session meeting at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

A look at the candidates in SGA’s spring elections

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
April 29, 2021

The Student Government Association’s spring elections—where each position in the organization is up for grabs—features just 13 candidates vying for seats in SGA, which controls more than a million...

Democracy Builders Co-Founder Seth Andrew was arrested Tuesday on a number of financial crimes.

Co-founder of Democracy Builders arrested on federal wire fraud charges

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
April 27, 2021

The co-founder of Democracy Builders, the non-profit that owns and operates the former Marlboro College campus, was arrested Tuesday on federal charges of wire fraud, money laundering, and making a false...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Emerson achieves its first week with no new positives reported

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
April 26, 2021

Emerson reported no new positive COVID-19 test results last week—the first week of regular testing in which the college reported no positives across both the fall and the spring semesters.  The only...

The Little Building residence hall.

Emerson revokes room to room visit ban following positive test slowdown

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 22, 2021

Emerson lifted its ban on students visiting other rooms in their assigned residence hall Thursday, just over a week until the academic year comes to a close.  The restriction was set in place on April...

Updated registration system draws praise, frustration

Updated registration system draws praise, frustration

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
April 22, 2021

Emerson students were met with an updated system when fall course registration opened on April 12—and not all of them responded well to the unexpected changes.  The college actualized updates to...

The global pathways program in Santiago, Chile.

First Global Pathways programs in two years slated to return over winter break

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
April 22, 2021

Applications opened last week for two of Emerson’s study abroad programs that will run this winter break, paving the way for the first Global Pathways programs since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Three students stuck in stairwell of Little Building, leaflets found on Walker Building

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
April 21, 2021

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, April 12 Three...

An in-person class taking place at Emerson.

Emerson changes course, pivots to fully in-person fall semester

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 21, 2021

In a shift from previous plans, Emerson will transition to a fully in-person academic semester on all campuses this fall for students, who will now be mandated to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the boldest...

President M. Lee Pelton condemned the police killing of George Floyd in a statement released to the Emerson Community Sunday night.

Pelton provides insight on Chauvin verdict and calls for police reform

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
April 20, 2021

President M. Lee Pelton mourned the loss of George Floyd and called for an end to violence and hate against Black people in a letter addressing the Emerson community Tuesday evening.  The letter comes...

A clinician fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine from a vial.

State vaccine eligibility expands to cover all Emerson students

When the clock struck midnight on Monday, 1.7 million Massachusetts residents—including any Emerson students who didn’t yet qualify—became eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, a signal of hope...

Snow dusts the Norman Lear statue in the 2 Boylston Alley

Photos: Nor’easter brings April snowfall and student bitterness

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
April 16, 2021

Emerson students woke up Friday morning to snowflakes outside their windows, an unexpected—and for many, unwelcome—sight after a spell of relatively dry and warm spring weather. While ground...

Trash bins in the cafeteria.

Green efforts ongoing as Emerson searches for new sustainability manager

By Bailey Allen, Staff Writer
April 16, 2021

As Emerson prepares to hire a new sustainability manager, the college is pushing forward in its effort to create a more environmentally friendly campus.  Cathy Liebowitz, Emerson’s former sustainability...

A photo of Llull’s Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations

Exchange students experience pandemic-era Boston

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
April 15, 2021

Emerson currently hosts only a fraction of its normal exchange student population this semester, yet the seven undergraduates from University Ramon Llull in Barcelona are not only adapting to a new learning...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Suspicious person reported in Little Building, fire alarm set off at Boston Park Plaza Hotel

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
April 15, 2021

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, April 5 A fire...

As soft quarantine nears its end, students express frustration on heightened restrictions

As soft quarantine nears its end, students express frustration on heightened restrictions

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
April 14, 2021

Four Emerson students said they felt stifled by the “soft quarantine” instated last week due to a surge in positive COVID-19 tests since March 31.  The soft quarantine allowed students to leave...

The new awnings installed in the 2B alley.

Emerson lifts most restrictions as COVID fears ease

Emerson will lift most of the restrictions implemented on April 7 to slow down the unprecedented spread of COVID-19 amongst the community since late March on Thursday morning, college officials announced...

Students waiting in front of the Lion's Den.

Variant could be driving increased virus spread, administrator says

By Charlie McKenna and Dana Gerber
April 13, 2021

Emerson administrators believe the surge in positive COVID-19 tests on campus—52 reported since March 31—may be the result of a variant of the virus spreading amongst the community.  In a Tuesday...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Emerson College staff member stuck in freight elevator

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
April 11, 2021

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, March 30  ECDP...

A sanitation worker cleaning a room.

Maintenance staff risk safety to protect community

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
April 8, 2021

When maintenance worker Ramiro Soto returns home after a long day of cleaning Emerson buildings, he disinfects his backpack, jumps in the shower, and places the clothes he wore that day in a plastic bag...

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