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VMA Department set to offer gun violence prevention video class

The Visual and Media Arts Department at Emerson plans to work in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital through a new class centered around the creation of gun violence prevention videos.  This past July, The Boston Globe reported 17 shootings over

Spirit of Emerson committee to debut annual Kindness Award

An anonymous faculty donor partnered with the Spirit of Emerson organization to establish an award debuting in spring 2020 celebrating kindness within the college community. Professor Tom Cooper and Assistant Vice President of Student Success Sharon Duffy, co-facilitators of the

Phi Alpha Tau honors Boston police commissioner

In the early 2000s, Phi Alpha Tau active brothers often met at Dr. David Brudnoy’s apartment to listen in on his WBZ radio show and meet his guests.  Brudnoy, a broadcaster since 1971, battled HIV in the 90s and broadcasted

Alum grills up success with chain of casual eateries

While on tour with his younger brother’s punk band in Europe, complimentary food platters inspired James DiSabatino ‘09 to make a living off selling cheese and bread. DiSabatino traveled with the band The Carrier from 2007 to 2010 in between school

Alum makes history in MTV show’s all queer cast

In summer 2019, Kai Wes ‘14 appeared as one of 16 cast members on the eighth season of MTV’s Are You the One (AYTO), a reality dating show about finding one’s perfect match. The eighth season marked the first of

Alum turns love of editing into online business

While Liam Carnahan ‘08 earned his degree in writing, literature and publishing, he constantly gave and received critiques on classroom writing assignments.  When Carnahan realized that this brought him more joy than writing itself, he became inspired to pursue a

The Haunted Hour rises from the dead for season two

Trapped in Boston Logan Airport during a flight delay, junior Elinor Bonifant hastily connected to the slower-than-molasses public wi-fi. Bonifant submitted the first season of her original podcast, The Haunted Hour, to the 38th EVVY awards while waiting for her flight—she

Students rally for state legislation to end period poverty

Impassioned speakers and protesters demanded accessibility to free menstrual products and an end to period stigmatization on Saturday at the Massachusetts National Period Day Rally. “I want to live in a world where a menstrual stain is not social suicide,”

Students rally for accessible menstrual products

Decked out in all-red outfits and holding up signs of protest, student organization Emerson Flows will gather in City Hall Plaza on Oct. 19 to rally against period poverty. Mass NOW, Massachusetts National Organization for Women, will join Emerson Flows, Emerson’s

Emerson alumna to release localized fiction podcast

When listening to children’s podcasts with her two kids, Danielle Monroe ‘12 decided to use a podcast as a new creative medium she could use to promote her writing and acting. Monroe, a graduate of the masters program in creative writing with an emphasis

Haus of Emerson named first-ever collegiate vogue ballroom

Christopher Henderson-West initially met with vogue instructor London Lewis to bring vogue workshops to Emerson. About a month after their initial conversation, Henderson-West and Lewis threw the first Emerson Vogue Kiki Ball, earning the Haus of Emerson the title of

Events on campus: April 22-26

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few

E3 Expo allows students to pitch business ventures

Junior Julia Perry has struggled with an eating disorder since she was a teenager. The lack of knowledge Perry, her family, and her friends had on the topic made treating the condition harder for her to navigate. After arriving at Emerson,

Events on campus: April 16-19

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few

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