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

‘Detailed description’ outlines expectations of next president

By Adri Pray, News Editor
July 24, 2022

The Presidential Search Committee released a “detailed description” of what qualities it seeks in Emerson’s next president. Shared via email on Friday, the document outlined ideal experiences and...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Students voice concerns regarding new COVID policies in college’s first two COVID Q&A sessions

By Abigail Lee and Hannah Nguyen
July 17, 2022

Emerson’s Office of Campus Life held its second COVID-19 question-and-answer session Wednesday, completing the first half of the four-part series. The session navigated students through close contact...

Emerson announces new organizational structure for offices of communication, marketing, and web and digital services

Emerson announces new organizational structure for offices of communication, marketing, and web and digital services

By Maeve Lawler, Deputy Enterprise News Editor
June 17, 2022

The Office of Communications, Office of Marketing, and Office of Web and Digital Services will form a stand-alone division starting July 1, per Interim President William Gilligan’s email correspondence...

Distinguished Artist in Residence Timothy Douglas / Courtesy: Emerson College

‘Not the end’: Distinguished Artist in Residence Timothy Douglas announces departure

By Adri Pray, News Editor
June 13, 2022

Distinguished Artist in Residence Timothy Douglas announced his departure from Emerson Monday morning via an email correspondence to the performing arts students. Douglas, who joined the college’s...

Professor Emeritus Henry Stonie / Courtesy: Emerson College

Henry Stonie, former humanities and social sciences professor and department chair, dies at 90

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Express News Editor
June 13, 2022

Professor Emeritus Henry Stonie, who taught in the Emerson Humanities and Social Sciences Department for 45 years and served 12 years as chair of the department, died May 17 at the age of 90.  Stonie...

BCE Director Wes Jackson will leave the college in July. Photo credit: Lala Thaddeus, 2018

Business of Creative Enterprises Director Wes Jackson to leave college in July

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Express News Editor
June 12, 2022

Director of the Business of Creative Enterprises program Wes Jackson will leave Emerson in July to serve as president of the non-profit arts organization BRIC Arts & Media in Brooklyn, NY, according...

Allen designed and sold the Emerson College shirt worn by Stranger Things character Nancy Wheeler in season four of the show. The profits are donated to victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Photo credit / Reagan Allen

Stranger Things cameo inspires student-run fundraiser for victims of Uvalde school shooting

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
June 5, 2022

One Emerson student launched a campaign and raised over $25,000 — and counting — for victims of the mass shooting that killed 22 students and teachers in Uvalde, Texas on May 24.  In the first...

People walking through the intersection of Boylston and Tremont street.

Presidential search resumes after three month hiatus

By Adri Pray, News Editor
May 30, 2022

The Board of Trustees relaunched its presidential search in partnership with SpencerStuart, a global consultant firm, per an email correspondence sent to the Emerson community Tuesday afternoon. The...

Shaye Gregory Poku / Courtesy: Wheaton College

Shaya Gregory Poku named Emerson’s next vice president for equity and social justice

By Adri Pray, News Editor
May 13, 2022

Interim President William Gilligan announced that Shaya Gregory Poku will become Emerson’s next vice president for equity and social justice via a community-wide email correspondence Friday morning. Poku...

Dr. Brent Smith. Photo credit: Twitter

Chair of marketing communication department named Interim Dean of School of Communication

By Adri Pray, News Editor
May 8, 2022

Chair of the marketing communication department Dr. Brent Smith will succeed Dean Raul Reis as Dean of the School of Communication, per a community-wide email correspondence sent Friday morning by Interim...

Visitor Center of Emerson College.

Emerson discontinues Winter Term, releases community equity action plan

By Adri Pray, News Editor
May 8, 2022

Emerson released an update to students, faculty and staff Friday morning concerning the college’s community equity action plan. The plan outlines the college’s commitment to “dismantling systemic...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports 14 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 27, 2022

On Wednesday, Emerson reported 14 COVID-19 cases for Tuesday of the 682 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 2.05 percent. The college reported 38 community members in on-campus...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson breaks 800 COVID-19 cases for the Spring 2022 semester

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 26, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported 12 COVID-19 cases for Monday of the 818 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.47 percent. The college reported 35 community members in on-campus isolation....

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson reports zero COVID-19 cases over the weekend

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 25, 2022

Emerson did not report any data on the COVID-19 dashboard over the weekend. The college reported 33 community members in on-campus isolation. One was reported to be in on-campus quarantine.  Those...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports 11 COVID-19 cases on Friday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 22, 2022

On Friday, Emerson reported 11 COVID-19 cases of the 719 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.53 percent. The college reported 35 community members in on-campus isolation. Zero...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports 14 COVID-19 cases on Thursday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 21, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported 14 COVID-19 cases of the 1,097 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.67 percent. The college reported 29 community members in on-campus isolation....

College, city work toward climate damage mitigation

College, city work toward climate damage mitigation

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
April 21, 2022

As the world feels the effects of climate change, Boston attempts to limit damages—but the question of whether its action plan is adequate remains unanswered. The city’s climate action plan, released...

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation/ Courtesy: @GuggFellows

Emerson professors named Guggenheim fellows

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
April 21, 2022

Two Emerson professors were chosen as Guggenheim Fellows for the 2022 program, bringing the number of Emersonian recipients to six.  The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation named visual and media...

The Defund ECPD initiative, inspired by the Defund the Police initiative, has sparked the college to plan a review of ECPDs funding and role on campus.

Incident Journal: ECPD responds to elevator entrapments, larceny

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 21, 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, April 4 ECPD...

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson reports 12 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 19, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported 12 COVID-19 cases of the 411 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 2.92 percent. The college reported 11 community members in on-campus isolation. Zero...

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