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Paramount Lags Behind Other Residence Halls in Sustainability

Paramount Lags Behind Other Residence Halls in Sustainability

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 16, 2020

Of all of Boston’s residence halls, The Paramount Center produces the most greenhouse gas emissions compared to its size, according to data gathered in 2018 and published in September 2019 by the City of Boston. In 2018, Paramount produced 13 kilograms of carbon dioxide per square foot, totaling near...

Winter break Incident Journal: suspicious packages and a foot chase

Winter break Incident Journal: suspicious packages and a foot chase

January 15, 2020

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, Dec. 16, 2019 A student reported to the ECPD that a stranger followed and harassed them while walking near the 300 Bl...

Emerson committed to mental wellness in new four-year plan

Emerson committed to mental wellness in new four-year plan

By Max Carter

January 4, 2020

Emerson enacted a four-year plan in the fall semester in collaboration with the JED Foundation aimed at bolstering mental health resources and services at the school after officials found a high percentage of depression, anxiety, and self-harm among students after completing a survey in June.   Accor...

Top Ten Stories 2019: Everything from NBA team stuck in elevator to Marlboro merger

Top Ten Stories 2019: Everything from NBA team stuck in elevator to Marlboro merger

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

December 31, 2019

his year saw everything from the acquisition of a new college to a professional NBA team getting stuck in an elevator. With 2019 drawing to end in a few hours, senior editors at The Beacon compiled a list of their top ten stories of the year. All the lists were then averaged out to create the one here.

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...

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...

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...

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 ...