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Kasteel Well students prepare to participate in the Carnival festivities.

Kasteel Well students connect with community in Carnival celebration

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Kasteel Well Bureau Chief
Published February 22, 2024

While Americans geared up for Super Bowl 58, Emerson students studying abroad at Kasteel Well prepared for a different celebration—participating in the...

Katrina Kusa, a sophomore VMA major at Emerson College, is preparing for the Miss Massachusetts USA pageant. (Yufei Meng/Beacon Staff)

VMA sophomore prepares to compete in the Miss Massachusetts USA pageant

By Bridget Frawley, Staff Writer
Published February 21, 2024

Scrolling through TikTok in the car, Katrina Kusa saw a video about the Miss Massachusetts USA beauty pageant. She turned to her mom and asked if she thought...

ECSU town hall meeting discusses repression of student activities

ECSU town hall meeting discusses repression of student activities

By Valentina Baez, Staff Writer
Published February 21, 2024

The Emerson College Students’ Union (ECSU) met for a public Town Hall meeting in the 172 Tremont building on Thursday, Feb. 15, to discuss initiatives...

New Student Accessibility Services portal changes how students receive academic accommodations

New Student Accessibility Services portal changes how students receive academic accommodations

By Annie Sarlin, Beacon Correspondent
Published February 21, 2024

Emerson’s Office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) introduced an online system in the summer of 2023 called Accommodate to expedite the process...

Dr. Gregory Payne, chair of the Communication Studies Department, is in his office during an interview with the Berkeley Beacon, where he reflects on his 40th anniversary teaching at Emerson and the years ahead. (DJ Mara/Beacon Staff)

Dr. Gregory Payne celebrates his 40th anniversary of teaching Emerson ‘change agents’

By DJ Mara, Assistant News Editor
Published February 21, 2024

Dr. Gregory Payne, chair of the Communication Studies Department, celebrated his 40th anniversary of teaching at Emerson College earlier this month, a...

‘Every day is Valentine’s Day’: Emerson students reveal romantic Valentine’s Day plans

‘Every day is Valentine’s Day’: Emerson students reveal romantic Valentine’s Day plans

By Margaux Jubin, Staff Writer
Published February 20, 2024

Valentine’s Day is undoubtedly one holiday we love to hate and hate to love. Whether you’re in bed watching “The Notebook” over a box of chocolates...

SGA debates WECB appeal, citing low appeals budget as cause for concern

SGA debates WECB appeal, citing low appeals budget as cause for concern

By Katherine Cressman, Staff Writer
Published February 20, 2024

The Student Government Association must make difficult decisions on which budget appeals to pass before their March deadline, a fact that was undeniable...

Writing, literature, and publishing Chair Roy Kamada interviews Grace Talusan after her keynote speech on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

Photos: Eighth annual Teach-In on Race focuses on intersectionality in the arts and communications

By Arthur Mansavage, Madla Walsh, Annie Zhou, Yufei Meng and Tilley Winokur
Published February 15, 2024

Emerson College’s Teach-In on Race is an annual event hosted by Academic Affairs and the President’s Office in coordination with the Social Justice...

Mass Communication and Television students in a news control room on April 7, 1986. (Photo courtesy of the Emerson College Archives & Special Collections)

Boylston, Beacons, and Broadcasting: The long and complex history of the Emerson Journalism Department

By Bryan Hecht, Assistant News Editor
Published February 14, 2024

The journalism major at Emerson College has become an attractive destination for media-inclined undergrads as it consistently ranks highly among college...

Photo courtesy of Jumpstart MarComm

Emerson’s Jumpstart program provides students with early education opportunities

By Bridget Frawley, Staff Writer
Published February 14, 2024

Tucked between Piano Row and the Shaking Crab is the Elma Lewis Center at 148 Boylston. The office space serves as the headquarters for Jumpstart at Emerson,...

Photo courtesy of Roger House

Roger House becomes the first African American male professor to receive emeritus status

By Emma Siebold, Staff Writer
Published February 14, 2024

After 24 years at Emerson College, Roger House retired with professor emeritus status, a lifelong distinction of honor for a professor, the first African...

SGA begins approval process for annual budget request appeals

SGA begins approval process for annual budget request appeals

By Katherine Cressman, Staff Writer
Published February 13, 2024

In the first wave of approving annual budget request appeals, the Student Government Association’s general assembly approved two appeals to supply funds...

Photo courtesy of @emersonintercultural on Instagram

Theyta and Eagle students attend LGBTQ+ conference

By Bridget Frawley, Staff Writer
Published February 7, 2024

Members of Theyta and Emerson's Advancement Group for Love and Expression (EAGLE), two LGBTQ+ student organizations on campus, attended the National LGBTQ+...

‘This is life-changing’: Emerson faculty union and college reach new collective bargaining agreement

‘This is life-changing’: Emerson faculty union and college reach new collective bargaining agreement

By Olivia LeDuc, News Editor
Published February 7, 2024

After working off-contract for more than half a year and making gradual progress in negotiations, Emerson’s full-time faculty union ratified the “life-changing”...

Photo courtesy of Larry D. Moore

Two major anthologies include Emerson professor Jabari Asim’s words, welcoming Black History Month

By Valentina Baez, Beacon Correspondent
Published February 7, 2024

“Poemhood: Our Black Revival” and “This is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets,” two major anthologies of African American poetry,...

SGA faces student organization appeals worth double allocated budget

SGA faces student organization appeals worth double allocated budget

By Katherine Cressman, Beacon Correspondent
Published February 7, 2024

Nandan Nair, the Student Government Association's (SGA) executive treasurer, opened the Feb. 2 meeting with an alarming issue that will shape many of the...

Emerson Student Union sees increase in student body participation, plans new town hall meeting

Emerson Student Union sees increase in student body participation, plans new town hall meeting

By Valentina Baez, Beacon Correspondent
Published February 7, 2024

The Emerson College Students’ Union (ECSU) met for their weekly meeting last Wednesday to celebrate their successful union drive and the new possibility...

“Things are looking a lot better”: Sustainability Coordinator Jacqui Moy joins Emerson’s sustainability team

“Things are looking a lot better”: Sustainability Coordinator Jacqui Moy joins Emerson’s sustainability team

By Katherine Cressman, Beacon Correspondent
Published February 6, 2024

The Emerson Dining Hall trash cans frequently hold the wrong kind of waste. Whether it be a banana peel in the recycling bin or plastic water bottles in...

A Boston police officer stops in the intersection at Boylston and Tremont Street and observes a large crowd of protesters blocking the street. After the Emerson and Suffolk group of protesters merged, Boston police were called and watched as the group closed down the intersection. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

Photos: Emerson and Suffolk students walk-out to demand ceasefire

By Arthur Mansavage, Website Editor and Assistant Photo Editor
Published February 3, 2024

Students from Emerson College and Suffolk University walked out of class on Jan. 25 to protest and call for a permanent and immediate ceasefire in Gaza....

According to Zumpers January 2024 national rent report, Boston has the third-highest 1-bedroom median rent prices. (Yufei Meng/Beacon Staff)

Boston’s lack of accessibility for affordable housing is impacting graduate students

By Bridget Frawley, Staff Writer
Published January 31, 2024

Having a slanted floor that causes his chair to roll while watching TV is one of the quirks in Alan Geiss’s historic house in Harvard Square. This, coupled...

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