Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Adri Pray

Adri Pray, Assistant Express News Editor

Adri Pray (she/her) is a first-year Journalism major from Cape Cod, MA, and served previously as a correspondent. She loves investigative journalism, and is often found watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....

Boston Marathon runners rehydrate after finishing the race.

‘Boston is not a marathon to be trifled with’: 30,000 flocked to Monday’s race

April 21, 2022

Downtown Boston was transformed on Monday, as thousands of runners from across the world crossed the finish line of the 126th Boston Marathon—the first run to be held on Patriots’ Day since the onset...

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

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...

Positive COVID-19 cases by semester.

Emerson reports 18 COVID-19 cases, spring semester hails case-count record

April 21, 2022

Emerson saw record COVID-19 numbers during the Spring 2022 semester. Outbreaks, new variants, and policy changes contributed to the cautionary campus environment over the past four months. Between Jan....

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson reports 12 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

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

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

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 Emerson College staff union logo.

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

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 COVID-19 testing center.

Spring semester hits 700-plus case count as Emerson updates COVID-19 protocol for summer session

April 13, 2022

Emerson will instate relaxed COVID-19 policies during the summer term, according to a community-wide email from college officials sent Wednesday.  Citing guidance from the Center for Disease Control...

Cover of book “Cole and Sav: Our Surprising Love Story.” / Courtesy Wikicommons

The LaBrant Fam just sank its career—and we got a front-row seat

April 13, 2022

On behalf of all women, Cole and Savannah LaBrant can go to hell. On Saturday, “The LaBrant Fam” released a 40-minute documentary-style YouTube video outlining their views on abortion. The couple...

Joanne Lasker

Communication Sciences professor receives teaching award

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...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports 18 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

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....

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports zero COVID-19 cases over the weekend

April 11, 2022

Emerson did not provide any data for COVID-19 cases on campus for Saturday or Sunday. The college reported four community members in on-campus isolation. Zero were reported to be in on-campus quarantine.  Those...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reported four COVID-19 cases on Thursday

April 7, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported four COVID-19 cases for Wednesday of the 771 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.52 percent. The college also reported 15 community members in on-campus...

Students checking out equipment at Emersons EDC.

‘More than just a paycheck’: The people behind Emerson’s Equipment Distribution Center

April 6, 2022

Though the Equipment Distribution Center is often a source of frustration for film students at Emerson, for its student workers it is something more—a place for social gathering, and for tuition relief. The...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reported eight COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

April 5, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported eight COVID-19 cases for Monday of the 380 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 2.11 percent. The college also reported 12 community members in on-campus...

The Title IX office has been located within the Social Justice Center since 2014 after an external group of lawyers examined the colleges Title IX policies and practices.

Sonia Jurado announced as Emerson’s new Title IX coordinator

April 5, 2022

Sonia Jurado will become Emerson’s new associate vice president for access and equity and Title IX coordinator on May 9, as announced by a campus-wide email correspondence from the Office of the Dean...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports zero COVID-19 cases over the weekend

April 4, 2022

On Monday, Emerson reported zero COVID-19 cases for Saturday. No data was readily available for Sunday. The college also reported 10 community members in on-campus isolation. Zero were reported to be...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports seven COVID-19 cases on Friday

April 1, 2022

On Friday, Emerson reported seven COVID-19 cases for Thursday of the 669 administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.05 percent. The college also reported 13 community members in on-campus...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports eight COVID-19 cases on Thursday

March 31, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported eight COVID-19 cases for Wednesday of the 1,001 administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.80 percent. The college also reported ten community members in on-campus...

Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: what you should know

March 30, 2022

President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Feb. 25, hoping to fill the vacancy left by Justice Stephen Breyer on Jan. 27. Following the Justice’s announcement of...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports six COVID-19 cases for Wednesday, Muurisepp confident in college’s progress

March 30, 2022

On Wednesday, Emerson reported six COVID-19 cases of the 747 tests administered on Tuesday, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.80 percent. The college also reported seven community members in on-campus...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports five COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

March 29, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported five COVID-19 cases for Monday of the 830 administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.60 percent. The college also reported two community members in on-campus isolation....

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Emerson adjusts Friday’s case count on Monday, semester-long total sits at 621

March 29, 2022

On Monday, Emerson adjusted Friday’s COVID-19 data to reflect two cases instead of the previously reported four. No data was readily available for Saturday and Sunday. The college also reported five...

A sign on the window of Emersons coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson reports four COVID-19 cases on Friday

March 25, 2022

On Friday, Emerson reported four COVID-19 cases of the 515 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.78 percent. The college also adjusted Thursday’s numbers to reflect four cases...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports one COVID-19 case on Thursday

March 24, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported one COVID-19 case of the 251 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.40 percent. The college also reported eleven community members in on-campus isolation....

Piano Row residence hall

‘It feels like a race’: students face housing and registration confusion

March 24, 2022

As the 2022-23 housing and course registration processes commence, some students report being stressed by both. Emerson’s Housing and Residential Education Department opened housing applications on...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports six COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

March 23, 2022

On Wednesday, Emerson reported six COVID-19 cases of the 870 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.69 percent. The college also reported 11 community members in on-campus isolation....

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports seven COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

March 22, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported seven COVID-19 cases of the 1,133 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.62 percent. The college also reported nine community members in on-campus isolation....

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports two additional COVID-19 cases, semester total at 598

March 21, 2022

On Monday, Emerson updated Friday’s COVID-19 data and reported two cases of the 205 tests administered. No data was readily available for Saturday or Sunday. The college also reported four community...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Zero COVID-19 cases reported on Friday

March 18, 2022

On Friday, Emerson reported zero COVID-19 cases for Thursday of the 353 tests administered.  The college also reported 11 community members in on-campus isolation. One was reported to be in on-campus...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports eight COVID-19 cases on Thursday

March 17, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported eight COVID-19 cases for Wednesday of the 737 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.09 percent. The college also reported 11 community members in on-campus...

Visitor Center of Emerson College.

Emerson to increase undergraduate tuition by 2 percent in 2022-23 academic year

March 17, 2022

Emerson is slated to increase the undergraduate tuition by 2.0 percent, and room and board charges by 2.0 percent for the 2022-23 academic year, according to a campus-wide email from college officials...

St. Patricks Day celebrations. Courtesy / Creative Commons

Parades, partying and Patrick: Emerson students celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2022

Emerson students are eagerly anticipating Thursday’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations—especially for those who are experiencing their first holiday in the storied Irish city of Boston. First-year...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

COVID-19 cases continue to climb on campus, semester-total at 588 positives

March 17, 2022

Emerson reported three COVID-19 tests on Wednesday of the 930 tests administered, bringing the daily positivity rate to 0.32 percent. The college also reported 10 community members in on-campus isolation....

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson reports nine COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

March 15, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported nine COVID-19 tests for Monday of the 968 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.93 percent. The college also reported nine community members in on-campus...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports three COVID-19 cases over Spring Break

March 14, 2022

Over Spring Break, Emerson reported three COVID-19 tests over the span of the week of the 643 total tests administered. No data was reported on Monday for the weekend. The college also reported five...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports 5 COVID-19 cases on Friday

March 4, 2022

On Friday, Emerson reported five COVID-19 tests for Thursday of the 619 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.81 percent. The college also reported 36 community members in on-campus...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports 14 COVID-19 cases Thursday

March 3, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported 14 positive COVID-19 tests for Wednesday of the 777 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.80 percent. The college also reported 40 community members...

‘The world is watching’: the Boston community stands in solidarity with Ukraine

‘The world is watching’: the Boston community stands in solidarity with Ukraine

March 3, 2022

Blue and yellow speckled the Boston Public Garden Sunday afternoon as protestors held Ukrainian flags and signs high, showing their denunciation of Russia’s invasion in Ukraine. Supporters held posters...

The sign outside of the Cutler Majestic Theater.

Emerson community weighs in with their thoughts on Ukraine

March 3, 2022

Sophomore visual and media arts major Yujun Liu gets texts from his friend in Ukraine, who updates him on the war he is experiencing firsthand. “He told me he was awakened by the bombing at 5:30 a.m....

COVID lead Erik Muurisepp sits at his desk on the fourth floor of the Walker Building.

Emerson semester total tops 550 COVID-19 cases

March 3, 2022

Emerson reported 14 COVID-19 tests of the 803 administered on Tuesday, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.74 percent. The college also reported 29 community members in on-campus isolation. Two were...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports 18 positive COVID-19 tests on Tuesday

March 1, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported 18 COVID-19 tests for Monday of the 980 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.84 percent. The college also reported 32 community members in on-campus...

Students in the Little Building

Little Building laundry rooms to be closed for routine maintenance

March 1, 2022

The Little Building laundry rooms will be unoperational on both Wednesday, Mar. 2 and Thursday, Mar. 3 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., per an email sent from the Housing Operations Team Monday morning. During...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Emerson reports six COVID-19 tests over the weekend

March 1, 2022

On Monday, Emerson reported 6 COVID-19 tests for Saturday of the 179 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 3.35 percent. No data was readily available for Sunday. The college also...

Snowflakes come down near the Emerson Colonial Theater.

College to host “open hour” amid Russo-Ukrainian conflict

February 26, 2022

Emerson will host a “virtual open hour for conversation and support” in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for community members.  The open hour, announced via a community-wide email from...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Emerson surpasses 500 COVID-19 cases for the spring 2022 semester

February 25, 2022

Emerson broke 500 COVID-19 positives on Friday, the highest-ever semester total since the onset of the pandemic.  The college reported 11 COVID-19 tests of the 882 tests administered, setting the daily...

Pro-Ukraine demonstrators at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday

Protestors at State House condemn Ukraine invasion

February 25, 2022

A throng of people donned in blue and yellow gathered at the steps of the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, protesting the invasion of Ukraine launched by Russia just hours earlier. The crowd waved...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports 17 COVID-19 cases on Thursday

February 24, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported 17 COVID-19 tests for Wednesday of the 737 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 2.31 percent. The college also reported 20 community members in on-campus...

COVID lead Erik Muurisepp sits at his desk on the fourth floor of the Walker Building.

Emerson sees 19 COVID-19 cases amid policy change

February 24, 2022

Emerson reported 19 positive COVID-19 tests on Wednesday, signifying an uptick in cases on campus and the highest single-day total since 31 cases were reported Jan. 21.  The positive tests come from...

‘We learn as much from them as they do from us’: ArtsEmerson honors Rocío Pérez and Lemar Archer as Cutler Fellows

‘We learn as much from them as they do from us’: ArtsEmerson honors Rocío Pérez and Lemar Archer as Cutler Fellows

February 24, 2022

ArtsEmerson recognized two students as its 2022 Cutler Fellows, inducting them into the year-long program designed to cultivate theater production skills. The college’s affiliated production company...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Zero COVID-19 cases reported over the long weekend

February 22, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported zero COVID-19 tests for Friday and Saturday of the 432 tests administered, and no data was readily available for Sunday and Monday. The college also reported five community...

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson reports four COVID-19 cases following announcement of updated policies

February 18, 2022

On Friday, Emerson reported four COVID-19 tests for Thursday of the 756 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.53 percent. The college also reported 11 community members in on-campus...

Age doesn’t exist for accountability, stop acting like it does

Age doesn’t exist for accountability, stop acting like it does

February 17, 2022

I was freshly 17 when the pandemic started. I witnessed a global recession, the first-ever second impeachment of a United States president, numerous climate change catastrophes, and most importantly, the...

Emerson Los Angeles COVID-19 numbers reach new heights

Emerson Los Angeles COVID-19 numbers reach new heights

February 17, 2022

Emerson’s Los Angeles campus is recovering from the surge of COVID-19 cases it experienced at the onset of the spring semester, which eclipsed all of the college’s cases last fall. The campus, which...

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson reports one COVID-19 test on Wednesday

February 16, 2022

On Wednesday, Emerson reported one positive COVID-19 test for Tuesday of the 605 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.17 percent. The college also reported four community members...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Six-case COVID-19 spike reported Tuesday

February 15, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported four positive COVID-19 tests on Monday of the 875 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.69 percent. The college also reported five community members...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports one COVID-19 tests for the weekend

February 14, 2022

On Monday, Emerson reported one positive COVID-19 test on Saturday of the twenty tests administered and no information was readily available for Sunday. The college also reported two community members...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports two positive COVID-19 cases for Friday

February 12, 2022

On Friday, Emerson reported two positive COVID-19 tests of the 647 administered Thursday, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.31 percent. The college also reported two community members in on-campus...

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson partners with COVID-19 contact tracing company

February 10, 2022

Emerson announced its partnership with TalentBoost, a COVID-19 contact tracing service, on Feb. 4, just hours after updating COVID-19 protocol within college operations. TalentBoost,  a COVID-19 case...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports one COVID-19 case for Thursday

February 10, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported one positive COVID-19 test of the 682 administered Wednesday, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.15 percent. The college also reported one community member in on-campus...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson’s COVID-19 cases continue decline entering sixth week of semester

February 10, 2022

On Wednesday, the college reported a singular COVID-19 case of the 879 tests administered Tuesday, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.11 percent and continuing Emerson’s downward trend. For the...

FIREs Truck of Shame advertising its 2022 Top Ten Worst Colleges for Free Expression list around Emersons campus.

Emerson placed on FIRE’s ‘Top Ten Worst Colleges for Free Expression’ 2022 list

February 10, 2022

An educational advocacy group named Emerson as one of the “worst colleges for free expression,” rooted in its accusation that the college “censored” members of its Turning Point USA chapter.  The...

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson reports two positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

February 8, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported two positive COVID-19 tests of the 993 administered Monday, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.20 percent. The college also reported two community members in on-campus...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Monday reports a singular COVID-19 case

February 8, 2022

On Monday, Emerson reported one positive COVID-19 test for Friday of the 495 administered, setting the positivity rate at 0.20 percent. Zero cases were reported on Saturday and no information was readily...

Access: Student Disability Union call for reevaluation of Emersons return to in-person instruction plan

Access: Student Disability Union call for reevaluation of Emerson’s return to in-person instruction plan

February 6, 2022

Emerson’s Access: Student Disability Union proposed a revision to the college’s plan to return to in-person instruction on Jan. 15. The proposal includes a three-week extension of online classes and...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Two positive COVID-19 cases reported Friday by Emerson

February 4, 2022

Emerson saw two positive tests on Friday of the 1,064 administered. The positivity rate was reported at 0.19 percent. The college also reported two community members in on-campus isolation. Zero were...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson’s COVID-19 dashboard continues decline, Thursday sees two positives

February 3, 2022

Emerson reported two positive tests on Thursday out of the 1,122 administered Wednesday. The positivity rate sat at 0.18 percent. The college also reported one community member in on-campus isolation....

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Fraternity and sorority life organizations overcome challenges amid hybrid-style recruitment

February 3, 2022

Emerson’s Spring 2022 Fraternity and Sorority Life recruitment operated through a hybrid integration of events that began Jan. 24. Junior visual and media arts major Tristen Pon, head of marketing...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports seven positive COVID-19 tests

February 3, 2022

Emerson reported seven positive COVID-19 cases Wednesday of the 1,163 tests administered Tuesday, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.60 percent. Four community members were reported to be in on-campus...

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson reports six positive COVID-19 tests

February 1, 2022

As of Tuesday, Emerson reported six positive COVID-19 cases of the 1,685 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.36 percent. Tuesday also reported that seven community members were...

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson finished January with a 0.60 weekly percent positivity rate, lowest seen since fall 2021 semester

February 1, 2022

On Monday, Emerson reported five positive COVID-19 cases of the 689 administered over Friday and Sunday, no information was readily available for Saturday. From Jan. 24 to Jan. 30, 5,638 tests were...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Friday’s 0.50 percent daily COVID-19 positivity rate marks fourth consecutive day below 1 percent

January 29, 2022

Emerson reported 5 positive COVID-19 cases on Friday of the 1,006 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.50 percent, the fourth consecutive day below one percent. The college also...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson breaks 400 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, positivity rate at 2.35 percent

January 27, 2022

Emerson has seen 404 positive COVID-19 tests since the spring testing cycle began on Jan. 3, breaking a threshold not seen through the entire pandemic. The college reported nine positive COVID-19 tests...

Emersons Office of International Student Affairs.

Global rise in COVID-19 cases poses difficulty for international students

January 27, 2022

Kevin Wang hasn’t visited his family in China since August. If he wants to return, he’ll have to first endure three weeks in quarantine before spending time with them. “I wanted to go back home,”...

FIRE, working with Emersons chapter of TPUSA, hired a truck with the phrase Emerson Kinda Sus to circle Emersons Boston campus.

Turning Point USA responds to suspension with ‘Kinda Sus’ ad campaign

January 27, 2022

Months after being accused of propagating anti-Chinese rhetoric, Emerson’s chapter of Turning Point USA has mounted an advertising campaign targeting the college for “abandoning its promise of free...

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson reports 11 positive COVID-19 tests, lowest single-day total this semester

January 25, 2022

Emerson reported 11 positive COVID-19 tests on Tuesday out to the 1,841 administered on Monday. Tuesday’s dashboard update also reported that eight community members were in on-campus isolation. Zero...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center at the corner of Kneeland Street and Harrison Ave.

Friday sees 11 new COVID-19 cases, lowest single-day this week

January 21, 2022

Emerson reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the lowest single-day number this week, and set the daily positivity rate at 1.11 percent. Friday’s update also reported that 16 community members...

COVID lead Erik Muurisepp sits at his desk on the fourth floor of the Walker Building.

‘Learning to live with the virus’: Emerson reports 31 positive COVID-19 cases Tuesday

January 21, 2022

Emerson College has reported 332 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the spring semester—the highest numbers since the beginning of the pandemic—and currently sits at a 3.20 percent positivity...

Some of Emersons first-get students have bonded over shared experiences. From left to right: Priscilla Beltran, Maria Vu, Ashley Blanco, Kelly Moreno and Carolina Alcantara.
Courtesy / Ashley Blanco

‘Almost hidden diversity’: Emerson’s first-generation students share their stories

January 21, 2022

First-generation students, without guidance from older family members or friends, and limited access to resources, face a far more challenging acclimation to college life than most. Roughly 15 percent...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Emerson surpasses 350 COVID cases nearly three weeks into semester

January 21, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 12 positive tests of the 972 tests administered on Wednesday, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.23 percent. Thursday’s update also reported...

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson reports 301 positives two weeks into spring semester

January 18, 2022

In just two weeks since the onset of the spring 2022 semester, Emerson has reported a cumulative 301 positive COVID-19 cases. The college has administered 8,534 tests since Jan. 3, and currently reports...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Emerson reports 228 positive cases within 10 day period

January 13, 2022

An unprecedented 228 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported at Emerson in the ten days since the commencement of the spring 2022 semester. Cumulatively, Emerson has administered 5,015 tests since...

Emerson students having classes.

‘Everything is out the window’: College returns to in-person learning amid unprecedented COVID surge

January 12, 2022

Less than a week into the spring 2022 semester, Emerson has already reported 228 positive COVID-19 tests, leading to uncertainty regarding the rest of the semester amid rising cases statewide. Emerson’s...

Gov. Charlie Baker provides a COVID-19 update while touring the first responder vaccination site at the Worcester Senior Center on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Massachusetts reports 17,802 new coronavirus cases

January 11, 2022

Massachusetts reported 17,802 positive cases on Tuesday, down from the 60,986 reported Monday. The death toll rose by 116, the highest single-day total since May 15, 2020 when 119 deaths were reported.  Tuesday’s...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 60,986 new coronavirus cases

January 10, 2022

Massachusetts reported 60,986 new coronavirus cases Monday, the first COVID-19 report given by the state since Friday. The death toll rose by 53.  Massachusetts has been experiencing a wintertime surge,...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Emerson issues five-day isolation and quarantine protocols amid surge

January 7, 2022

Emerson will decrease its isolation and quarantine time to five days per guidance changes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced college officials on Friday. Effective Jan. 7,...

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Massachusetts surpasses 1 million total COVID-19 cases

December 28, 2021

Massachusetts surpassed one million total COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, reporting 9,228 new cases amid an unprecedented statewide surge largely fueled by the Omicron variant.   The state’s cumulative...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center at the corner of Kneeland Street and Harrison Ave.

Unprecedented end-of-semester COVID surge brings highest case levels since onset of pandemic

December 23, 2021

Emerson has undergone an unprecedented surge in positive COVID-19 tests over the course of the past two weeks, racking up nearly 100 positives as statewide cases set records and the Omicron variant continues...

Take-home rapid test provided by Emerson College.

Emerson students frustrated by mandated at-home rapid tests

December 2, 2021

Emerson students reported experiencing difficulties after taking their college-mandated and provided at-home rapid COVID-19 tests in order to return to campus following the Thanksgiving break.  The...

One of the recording spaces in The Record Company.

The Record Company, an affordable and accessible space for student musicians

December 2, 2021

The Record Company, a non-profit, Boston-based studio, offers a vast selection of rehearsal and recording studios to Emerson students and the people of Boston alike. The expansive building houses four...

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