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Shaye Gregory Poku / Courtesy: Wheaton College

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

By Adri Pray, Assistant Express 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, Assistant Express 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, Assistant Express 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, Assistant Express 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, Assistant Express 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, Assistant Express 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, Assistant Express 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, Assistant Express 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, Deputy Express Editor, Assistant Sports Editor
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, News 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, Assistant Express 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, Assistant Express 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...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports three COVID-19 cases on Friday

By Adri Pray, Assistant Express News Editor
April 15, 2022

On Friday, Emerson reported three COVID-19 cases of the 446 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.67 percent. The college reported 26 community members in on-campus isolation. Zero...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports 13 COVID-19 cases on Thursday

By Adri Pray, Assistant Express News Editor
April 14, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported 13 COVID-19 cases of the 929 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.40 percent. The college reported 27 community members in on-campus isolation. Zero...

The National Labor Relations Board headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Staff union files federal complaint against college

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
April 14, 2022

Emerson’s staff union filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board last month, charging the college with unfair labor practices. The case was filed on March 16 by SEIU Local 888, which...

The Emerson College staff union logo.

Emerson Staff Union hopes for ‘more of a voice’ in second contract

By Adri Pray, Assistant Express News Editor
April 14, 2022

Representatives of Emerson’s staff union held a virtual town hall Tuesday night to discuss the negotiation of its second contract with the student body. “Our overarching goal is to bring more equity...

Emersons Center for Health and Wellness will merge with its Center for Psychological Services. Photo by Maddie Khaw.

ECAPS and CHW continue merging process, seek suggestions for naming new department

By Maddie Khaw
April 13, 2022

When Brendan Walker reached out to Emerson’s Counseling and Psychological Services as a first-year student, he was connected with a counselor within just five days of contacting the department. Last...

Joanne Lasker

Communication Sciences professor receives teaching award

By Adri Pray, Assistant Express News Editor
April 13, 2022

The college honored Communication Sciences and Disorders professor Joanne Lasker with its Alumni Award for Teaching Innovation at last week's ERA Awards. With Friday’s honor, the speech pathologist...

A sticky note on a laundry machine in the Paramount Building. Photo by Jonathan Yao

Laundry backlogs cause stress, confusion; college to renovate in 2024

By Jonathan Yao
April 13, 2022

Emerson students have long complained of dysfunctional laundry machines, but the college does not plan to renovate its systems any time soon. “I’ve had times where I had to run the dryer three times,...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports 18 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

By Adri Pray, Assistant Express News Editor
April 12, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported 18 COVID-19 cases for Monday of the 1,128 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.60 percent. The college reported 14 community members in on-campus isolation....

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