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Incident Journal: Stolen property and contraband found in Little Building

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
February 24, 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, Feb. 16 ECPD...

Emerson's testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Emerson reports four new positives, Massachusetts cases continue decline

By Charlie McKenna, Content Managing Editor
February 24, 2021

Emerson reported four new positive COVID-19 test results Wednesday out of 727 new tests administered on Tuesday, bringing the college’s cumulative positive tests to 144. Emerson’s cumulative testing...

Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,114 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna, Content Managing Editor
February 23, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,114 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a decline from the 1,150 new infections reported Monday. The death toll rose by 30.  Tuesday marks the eleventh day in a row cases have fallen...

Students working in a control room for a visual and media arts course.

Emerson announces continuation of hybrid learning through Fall 2021

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 22, 2021

Emerson will continue its “flex learning” program through the Fall 2021 semester, President M. Lee Pelton announced in a Monday morning email.  Fall 2021 will mark the third consecutive term students...

Emerson's Kasteel Well campus in Well, Netherlands.

With no students at the castle, the town of Well remains shuttered

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
February 18, 2021

Nearly 3,500 miles away from Boston, a towering castle is quiet. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the dorms at Kasteel Well have sat empty for nearly a year—and the neighboring Dutch village lies...

The Office of Student Accessibility Services is currently working remotely.

Students with learning disabilities face hybrid learning difficulties

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
February 18, 2021

The Office of Student Accessibility Services has seen an increase in students requesting accommodations since the pandemic began, as some students with learning disabilities continue to navigate unique...

Students walking along Boylston Street.

COVID-19 positives continue to surge despite administrator prediction of slowdown

By Charlie McKenna, Content Managing Editor
February 18, 2021

Despite administrator predictions of a dip in positive COVID-19 tests amongst community members, positives continue to roll in at a significantly higher rate than they did in the fall.  Emerson reported...

Brandin Dear, associate dean & director of counseling, health, wellness.

Former Harvard clinician Brandin Dear to head merger of counseling, health, and wellness offices

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
February 18, 2021

Brandin Dear, who filled the newly minted position of associate dean and director of counseling, health, and wellness earlier this month, will spearhead the college’s merger of the physical and mental...

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

Student Government Association approves two appeals

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
February 16, 2021

The Student Government Association approved nearly $5,000 in appeals from Sigma Pi Theta and Emcomm, in Friday’s student assembly meeting.  Sigma Pi Theta requested $3,184, $1,500 of the funds will...

Valentina Amaro holds up a #ThisIsEmerson sign during the walk out.

Emerson administration, faculty, and staff respond to Emerson Students of Color Week of Action demands

By Ann E. Matica and Diti Kohli
February 14, 2021

Emerson administrators said they would meet with students of color virtually in an effort to create a more equitable environment in an email sent on Feb. 5, the deadline set by student activist organization...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Pizza oven fire extinguished in Dining Center, contraband found in Little Building

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
February 14, 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, Feb. 8 ECPD...

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ECPD issues apology for ‘Thin Blue Line’ flag following #ESOCWeekofAction

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 13, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department issued a public apology Wednesday for intermittently displaying a “Thin Blue Line” flag—a common symbol of Blue Lives Matter, a loose, pro-police countermovement...

Quarantined students describe abysmal food conditions, allergen violations

Quarantined students describe abysmal food conditions, allergen violations

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 11, 2021

Five students in quarantine and isolation housing in the Paramount residence hall, cut off from many of the college’s services and completely dependent on twice-a-day meal delivery to their door to eat,...

As vaccine rollout trudges along, the Emerson community gets in line

As vaccine rollout trudges along, the Emerson community gets in line

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 11, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to plod along in the state and nation, some members of the Emerson community have gotten one or both of the doses of the two authorized U.S. vaccines, marking...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Two non-Emerson members found in Little Building, fire alarm set off in Park Plaza Hotel

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
February 10, 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, Feb. 1  ECPD...

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

Residents at the W Hotel moved off 12th floor

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
February 10, 2021

With less than a week of warning, students living on the 12th floor at the W Hotel packed their belongings last week and moved to a new room assignment on floors five through 11. Emerson announced they...

Students walking along Boylston Street.

Struggling to contain virus cases, administrators lay blame on student behaviors

By Andrew Brinker and Diti Kohli
February 7, 2021

Top Emerson officials pinned the recent surge of positive COVID-19 tests on students’ lax behaviors Saturday, despite repeatedly touting the strength of the safety measures they have in place to keep...

Courtesy of Emerson College.

2021 commencement ceremony to be held virtually

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
February 4, 2021

The class of 2021’s commencement ceremony will be held virtually on May 9, Emerson announced in an email Thursday.  The announcement comes amid statewide continuing capacity limits on all indoor...

A Spring 2020 Student Government Association meeting.

SGA to hire student employees to lighten treasurer workload

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
February 4, 2021

With the spring semester underway, the Student Government Association is staring down a vacancy in one of its most crucial positions—the executive treasurer—for the first time at the start of a semester...

A student walks in the snow on Boylston Street

High positivity rate at Emerson not cause for concern, college official says

By Charlie McKenna, Content Managing Editor
February 4, 2021

With in-person courses officially underway this week, the pandemic appears to have taken a firmer grip on the Boston campus in less than a month than it did over the course of the entire fall semester. As...

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