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College needs outside experts to make desired change to Title IX policy

College needs outside experts to make desired change to Title IX policy

By Editorial Board

May 12, 2020

Last week, the school released its presidential working group draft findings, which sought to detail the sexual misconduct climate at the college through a year of review by 10 members of the Emerson community. In the report, the group highlighted issues with trust between the students and the college,...

Editorial Board: Claire Rodenbush is the outside change SGA needs

Claire Rodenbush, the outsider candidate promising radical change, has won SGA's executive presidency.

By Editorial Board

April 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated every facet of life at Emerson College, making the Student Government Association's spring election more important than ever. The actions of the next executive president will determine the course for an organization that has completely reworked its image and ideologi...

The Berkeley Beacon shuts down after 73 years

The Berkeley Beacon announced it would be shuttering operations on Wednesday at 10 p.m.

April 1, 2020

We are pained to announce that The Berkeley Beacon, the college's only student newspaper, plans to shutter operations effective Wednesday at 10  p.m. after more than 73 years of serving the Emerson community.  After necessary funding was denied, we concluded that it was impossible for us to cont...

Continuing campus news coverage amid a global pandemic

Continuing campus news coverage amid a global pandemic

By Editorial Board

March 16, 2020

It’s been a hectic week, to say the least. There are 197 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts as of Monday, according to public health officials. The college made the decision Friday to ask students to leave residence halls at both the Boston and Los Angeles campuses for the remainder of the semeste...

Disruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic deserve transparency

Disruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic deserve transparency

March 11, 2020

College officials announced Tuesday that the school will transition to classes online for the rest of the semester due to the global spread of COVID-19. Emerson is among a list of local colleges including Northeastern University, Harvard University, and Suffolk University that have made similar decisio...

Prioritize student safety amid COVID-19 concerns

Prioritize student safety amid COVID-19 concerns

By Editorial Board, The Berkeley Beacon

February 26, 2020

Kasteel Well officials announced on Feb. 24 that they canceled their planned four-day mandatory academic excursion to Milan, Italy, and barred students from traveling outside the Netherlands until March 15 out of concern for the recent spread of COVID-19 in Europe. Students studying at Kasteel Well expr...

We support staff members joining the union

We support staff members joining the union

By Editorial Board

February 20, 2020

This is an important year for the Emerson College Staff Union. The group plans to start renegotiating their contract with the school next spring. They held a meet-and-greet event on Feb. 14 at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery to talk to prospective members about joining the union because surprisingly, only three departments are in the Staff Union—Info...

Accountability, not agendas

SGA

By Editorial Board

February 12, 2020

On their last show of 2019, The New York Times’ podcast The Daily welcomed their very own Executive Editor Dean Baquet into the studio for an episode titled "The Lessons of 2016." In this episode, Baquet goes back and forth with Michael Barbaro, the show’s host, about The Times’ coverage of the...

Financial Equity Board should maintain transparency during financial discourse

Financial Equity Board should maintain transparency during financial discourse

By Editorial Board

February 6, 2020

The Student Government Association submitted a proposal for a new Financial Equity Board this semester to advocate for the financial needs of the Emerson College student body. The proposal, written by SGA Executive Treasurer Abby Semple, aims to create a broader dialogue around financial equality. The...

Educate students on inclusive language for students with accessibility needs

Educate students on inclusive language for students with accessibility needs

By Editorial Board

January 29, 2020

Most people grow up learning how to use sensitive language surrounding different kinds of communities. We were all at one point in our lives taught how to avoid using sexist, ageist, and racist language, and how to discuss a topic without disrespecting anyone or making anyone uncomfortable. However,...

The time to take hate speech seriously is now

The time to take hate speech seriously is now

January 23, 2020

College officials reported Wednesday that four swastikas were marked in a Piano Row stairwell overnight. An email sent by President M. Lee Pelton said the incident is under investigation and the offenders are unknown. In consulting with officials from different departments around campus, Pelton said the coll...

Helping Marlboro students transition through financial support is essential

Helping Marlboro students transition through financial support is essential

By Editorial Board

January 16, 2020

A guide released by the Emerson Office of Undergraduate Admissions to the Marlboro community on Dec. 19 states that Emerson will not pay for cost differences in housing for Marlboro College students living on the Boston campus next semester.  The guide was sent through an email and was aimed to answ...