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Letter: Advice for students about to graduate? Join a union

Illona Yukhayev (illona_yukhayev@emerson.edu) is an Instructional Technologist at Emerson. When she’s not busy helping faculty build their Canvas courses, she is happy to talk to anyone about labor.  Every time this country goes through a recession, opportunities for new graduates

Letter: OneEmerson?

When I see OneEmerson plastered on walls and headlining emails, all I do is think. I think of the students who live through police brutality and racial injustice on a daily basis and it isn’t just some liberal game of

Letter: Ruthanne Madsen, VP of Enrollment, responds to Gina Martin article

The Office of Financial Aid at Emerson College is devoted to providing access to education for all students with financial need. Unfortunately, inaccurate descriptions of individual circumstances and the College’s response to financial aid situations are prevalent—they can misrepresent the committed

Letter: POWER responds to Gina Martin article

As members of Protesting Oppression With Educational Reform (POWER), a group working to advocate for BIPOC students, we have a vested interest in how The Beacon and other predominantly white organizations on campus portray the BIPOC community. We do our

Letter: What will we do with our fear?

Kim McLarin is a writing, literature, and publishing associate professor and a graduate program director. Dear Emerson Community, These are frightening times. We fear for ourselves, our families and friends, our students and staff and colleagues, the College itself. We

Letter: A shameful end for Marlboro

T. Hunter Wilson served as a faculty member at Marlboro College for 47 years.  The Marlboro College Board of Trustees is moving toward a shameful end. They have signed a Purchase and Sales agreement with the Democracy Builders Fund that

Letter: False assumptions

Christopher Stetson Wilson is the administrative associate to the chair of Emerson’s Journalism Department. Wilson is also an Emerson graduate student studying creative writing. Claire Rodenbush’s opinion piece on June 16 (“Emerson should work for a more affordable hybrid experience”),

Letter: Rejecting the idea of us versus them

Kerry Ferrell is an Emerson College class of 2020 graduate. I wholeheartedly reject the idea of an “Us versus Them” mentality at Emerson in regards to the handling of sexual assault on campus. Rather, I see it as “Those Compassionately

Letter: It is Us Versus Them

Claire Rodenbush is a rising junior at Emerson College who was recently elected as SGA’s executive president for the 2020-2021 academic year. My initial reaction to the opinion piece “Us Versus Them” was one of disgust. Telling survivors of sexual

Letter: Amy Tudor responds to Kevin Quigley statements

Amy Tudor is an alum of Marlboro College and affiliated with I Believe In Marlboro College, a group of alumni and community members opposing Emerson College’s acquisition of Marlboro College.  In a March 19 Berkeley Beacon article, Emerson-Marlboro merger still

Letter: Covid-19 Tuition Refunds

Abigail Semple is the Student Government Association’s executive treasurer for the 2019-2020 academic year.  I wish this wasn’t happening. I wish I could finish my senior year on campus, I wish I could have all the traditions that the graduating

Letter: Don’t make decisions based on rumors

Abigail Semple is the Student Government Association’s executive treasurer for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Everything right now is hectic. Things are overwhelming and scary. But, we all need to remember to care for ourselves, which means sleeping, eating, washing your

Letter: Secrecy at Marlboro College

Rebecca Boyden is a former resident of Marlboro whose father was a teacher, Dean, Trustee and Acting President at Marlboro College for over 30 years I am profoundly disturbed by the levels of secrecy which are now accepted at Marlboro

Letter: Elections Shenanigans unacceptable

Brad Dye graduated from Emerson College in 2006 and served as the Student Government Association’s elections commissioner for three years.  As the person who served as SGA Elections Commissioner for three years, and oversaw the College’s transition from paper balloting

Letter: “It’s a Closure, Not a Merger”

Jonathon Podolsky is the moderator of Local Frogs: Hampshire College Alumni of Western MA and has been very active in the saving Hampshire College movement. If you would like to send a letter to The Beacon please email letters@berkeleybeacon.com. Letters for print

Letter: A response to the Marlboro Board of Trustees

If you would like to send a letter to The Beacon please email letters@berkeleybeacon.com. Letters for print must be sent by Wednesday, 6 p.m. EST and not exceed 200 words.  The Marlboro College Board of Trustees has received dozens of

Letter: Abigail Semple on the importance of The Beacon

Abigail Semple is the executive treasurer for Emerson College’s Student Government Association. Although it has been a long and rocky semester, we, as the Student Government Association’s Executive Board, would like to appreciate the tireless work of The Berkeley Beacon

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