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Carlee Bronkema

Carlee Bronkema, Staff Reporter

Carlee Bronkema is a Grand Rapids, Michigan native who moved to Boston to study journalism at Emerson. She is a junior who plans on pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. Carlee is a staff news writer and reports on a wide variety of campus stories. When she isn't writing or attending classes, you can find Carlee walking dogs in the Common.

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Identity-based harm reports for the 2019-20 academic year nearly surpassed the number of reports filed last year, even with the shift to remote instruction amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

SJC reports five year increase in on-campus identity-based harm reports

By Carlee Bronkema, Staff Reporter
February 19, 2020

The 2019–20 academic year is on track to break the record for the most bias reports submitted at Emerson College with nearly 30 reports sent in the first semester. This summer, the Social Justice...

Amanda Flower at work in the ECPD office in Nov. 2017

Emerson College Police Department app aims to increase safety

By Carlee Bronkema, Staff Reporter
January 23, 2020

Emerson police plan to launch a new safety app called LiveSafe in the coming weeks designed to increase overall student safety on and off campus. The app, a joint project of ECPD and the Department...

Graduate Samantha Johns has been involved with WEBN and the Emerson Channel / Courtesy of Samantha Johns

Graduate students face challenges joining on-campus orgs

By Carlee Bronkema, Staff Reporter
November 7, 2019

Journalism graduate student Samantha Johns, in her second semester at Emerson, balances her coursework with a part-time job off campus as a graduate research assistant on campus and interning at a local...

Kyle Eber, President of Emerson Mystic, with his cat Tetra.

Emotional support animals on-campus double as mental health diagnoses increase nationally

By Carlee Bronkema, Staff Reporter
October 23, 2019

Junior Grayson Pitt said his emotional support animal, Credence, prompts him to take care of himself and begin other tasks for the day—his gecko’s dependence on him is soothing.  “Once I take...

Pictured above, Performing Arts Department Chair Bob Colby.

Performing Arts department works to remove voice lesson fees

By Carlee Bronkema, Staff Reporter
October 1, 2019

Incoming first-years will no longer be required to pay for voice lessons starting in the fall 2020 semester. Performing Arts Chair Robert Colby said the Musical Theatre Department is restructuring their...

Junior Abigail Semple recieved the fewest votes out of the top three candidates for executive treasurer in the spring 2019 election. Beacon Archive

SGA Treasurer proposes abolishing org admission fees

By Carlee Bronkema, Staff Reporter
September 12, 2019

The Student Government Association could prohibit organizations from charging admission fees for events after Executive Treasurer Abby Semple proposed the idea at the first Financial Advisory Board meeting...

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SGA appoints commissioners, sets goals for the semester

By Carlee Bronkema, Staff Reporter
September 10, 2019

The Student Government Association unanimously approved two commissioners and an executive secretary at their first Tuesday meeting of the year.  The appointments, including Jay Liu as International...

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