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Diana Bravo

Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer

Diana Bravo is a copyeditor and photographer for The Beacon. She also works as a Metro/Local Co-op at The Boston Globe. Prior to her current role, Diana served The Beacon as Deputy Lifestyle Editor, Assistant News Editor, and SGA reporter. She is originally from the New York City area and Stratton, Vermont and is an avid skier.

 

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The Office of Financial Aid in the Union Bank Building.

[Photo] Tuition strike urges Emerson to redistribute funds

September 2, 2021

The Office of Financial Aid in the Union Bank Building.

President Lee Pelton announced the Marlboro-Emerson merger at a town hall meeting in fall 2019. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

President Lee Pelton to resign in June, lead Boston Foundation

December 1, 2020

Emerson President M. Lee Pelton will leave his position in June to take over as chief executive officer and president of local philanthropic leader The Boston Foundation. The announcement of Pelton’s...

President M. Lee Pelton.

Pelton examines pandemic, ‘flex’ learning, and the future in annual State of the College address

November 23, 2020

Amid a spiraling pandemic that Emerson administrators once warned may financially devastate the college, President M. Lee Pelton released his annual State of the College address Friday, praising the college’s...

The Boston Public Garden.

Police arrest suspect in Public Garden assault

November 19, 2020

Boston Police arrested a man Wednesday in connection to an alleged assault in the Public Garden last week. Francisco Romero, 38, was charged with aggravated rape, assault by means of a dangerous weapon,...

The man was seen walking past a restaurant prior to the assault.

Boston Police release video of Public Garden assault suspect

November 12, 2020

Boston Police released a video on Thursday of a suspect in connection to a sexual assault in the public garden Sunday morning.  The video depicts the suspect walking past a restaurant with a mask under...

Temperatures topped 70 degrees again Tuesday, making 2020 one of the warmest Novembers on record.

Abnormally warm November draws students to Boston Common

November 10, 2020

A Boston November typically greets students with rapidly dropping temperatures and whipping wind, forcing them to dust off winter coats, gloves, and scarves. But this year, students are reaching for T-shirts...

The green checkmark community members used to display after completing Emersons symptom tracker to gain access to campus buildings.

Emerson COVID-19 symptom tracker down due to IT issue

November 9, 2020

Emerson’s daily symptom tracker was down earlier in the morning due to a technical issue, meaning community members were being allowed into campus buildings without completing their regular self-test...

A photo of the suspect involved in the assault.

BPD investigates sexual assault in the Public Garden

November 8, 2020

Boston Police released two images of a suspect involved in a sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning in the Public Garden.  The suspect, who has yet to be identified, allegedly encountered...

The Piano Row dorm building boarded up with plywood ahead of potential election fallout protests.

Emerson to resume in-person classes Friday

November 5, 2020

Emerson will resume all in-person courses Friday morning after holding only virtual classes starting on Election Day. President M. Lee Pelton first announced the shift to online classes Tuesday morning,...

A Student Assembly meeting during the Fall 2020 semester.

SGA passes legislation calling on administrators to address racist ‘zoom bombings’

October 21, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously passed legislation Tuesday in response to a recent string of racist “Zoom bombing” incidents against student organization members.  The legislation,...

A student walks past the Emerson College Barnes & Noble.

[Photo] College official denies textbook delays as shipping issues persist

October 20, 2020

A student walks past the Emerson College Barnes & Noble.

The Lincoln Statue is set to be taken down in the wake of the recent Black Lives Matter protests.

[Photo] Artists, activists come together for “Memorials: As Monuments Fall” webinar

October 17, 2020

The Lincoln Statue is set to be taken down in the wake of the recent Black Lives Matter protests.

Megan Quirk sets up a plastic pumpkin basket outside a Colonial dorm in preparation for Halloween.

[Photo] A Halloween without tricks or treats: How students are celebrating this year

October 14, 2020

Megan Quirk sets up a plastic pumpkin basket outside a Colonial dorm in preparation for Halloween.

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

SGA delays executive cabinet appointments

October 13, 2020

The Student Government Association held a half an hour Student Assembly meeting Tuesday and postponed two scheduled position appointments to its executive cabinet next week.  The organization planned...

A Student Assembly meeting during the Fall 2020 semester.

[Photo] After rocky fall semester, SGA optimistic about spring

January 12, 2021

A Student Assembly meeting during the Fall 2020 semester.

Some danced bomba, a traditional Taino dance, at the conclusion of the protest

[Photo] Indigenous Peoples’ Day protest calls for end of Columbus Day

October 10, 2020

Some danced "bomba," a traditional Taino dance, at the conclusion of the protest

An SGA meeting at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

SGA members to aid in search for new associate dean

October 6, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously appointed two members to a college committee that will search for candidates to fill a newly proposed associate dean position.  First Generation College...

An SGA meeting at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

SGA drafts statement condemning racist Zoom bombing incident

October 2, 2020

The Student Government Association drafted a statement at a Student Assembly meeting Tuesday condemning a recent hateful incident that afflicted a new organization for LGBTQ+ students of color.  The...

A Financial Advisory Board meeting from the spring of 2019.

FAB grants Wack Magazine appeal

September 26, 2020

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously granted a $1,356 appeal to Wack Magazine Friday to fund their semesterly operations. FAB was able to approve the appeal without a formal vote from student assembly...

A fall 2020 Student Government Association meeting.

SGA appoints representatives to administrative boards

September 26, 2020

The Student Government Association appointed five representatives to four college committees during their fourth Student Assembly meeting of the fall semester on Tuesday.  SGA appointed one of its...

Emerson reports three new positive tests since Monday

Emerson reports three new positive tests since Monday

September 3, 2020

Emerson reported three new positive COVID-19 test results between Aug. 30 and Sept. 2, bringing the community’s positive tests to 10 out of 7,422 administered.  One individual is currently in isolation...

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

SGA appoints three students to new Student Experience Senate

September 3, 2020

In the first Student Assembly meeting of the new semester, the Student Government Association made a series of appointments to fill vacancies across different areas of the organization, including the newly...

A spring 2020 Student Government Association meeting

SGA appoints Coughlin executive treasurer, ending months-long vacancy

August 31, 2020

The Student Government Association appointed former Visual and Media Arts Senator Thomas Coughlin to fill their long-vacant executive treasurer position in a Financial Advisory Board meeting Saturday,...

The entrance to Emersons Walker Building on Boylston St.

Saturday classes to be held once a month in the fall

August 29, 2020

Emerson will hold classes on Saturdays once a month through November this fall to meet federal requirements for maintaining accreditation. Classes will be held on Sept. 12, Oct. 10, and Nov. 7 in order...

Soledad OBrien speaking to graduates during 2019s commencement ceremony.

Emerson Class of 2020 commencement pushed to next year

July 31, 2020

The classes of 2020 and 2021 will share a commencement weekend in May 2021, the college announced Friday Both commencement ceremonies will take place the same weekend on May 8-9. The college will host...

The Little Building residence hall.

Emerson Reopening: What we know so far

July 28, 2020

Over the past several months, Emerson has been slowly doling out new information on what on-campus life at the college will look like in the fall through emails and press releases, piecing together a picture...

President M. Lee Pelton and President Kevin Quigley walking down Potash Hill in November 2019.

Emerson finalizes Marlboro merger

July 23, 2020

The college confirmed Thursday that the Emerson-Marlboro deal is now finalized after the Vermont Attorney General approved the agreement Monday.  “This historic alliance will enable the Marlboro...

Emerson anticipates massive losses during the 2020-21 fiscal year, ranging from $33 million to $76 million, President M. Lee Pelton said in a letter to faculty Monday.

Emerson projects up to $76 million in COVID-19 losses

June 22, 2020

The college projects losses between $33 and $76 million in the next fiscal year due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to a letter President M. Lee Pelton sent to faculty Monday.  The letter says Emerson...

A faculty assembly meeting in January.

Professors contend exclusion from reopening talks, safety not considered

June 19, 2020

A virtual faculty assembly meeting erupted into angry questioning Tuesday when some professors denounced administration officials for their lack of transparency and communication regarding the college’s...

President M. Lee Pelton speaking to students who were forced to evacuate the Netherlands during the Spring 2020 semester after COVID-19 spread rapidly around the world. Pelton expressed support for the Defund the Police initiative Tuesday, saying that the police are overly militarized and the system needs overhauled, in a virtual panel with Commonwealth Magazine.

Pelton voices support for “Defund the Police” initiative in virtual panel

June 18, 2020

President M. Lee Pelton joined mounting numbers nationwide in voicing support for the “Defund the Police” initiative that calls for police department funding to be reallocated to community resources,...

The Office of Housing and Residential Education released a plan Thursday for altered on-campus living for the fall semester.

Fall semester will see significant alterations to on-campus living

June 11, 2020

Residential life on campus during the fall 2020 semester will look significantly different than it has in past years as part of the college’s reopening plan “One Emerson Flex Learning,” according...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St.

In-person classes to resume in the fall, college announces

June 10, 2020

The college will reinstate in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester with significant changes to student life following the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, President M. Lee Pelton announced in...

Journalism faculty released a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and in solidarity with Black students, faculty, staff, and alumni Wednesday.

Journalism faculty release statement supporting Black Lives Matter

June 3, 2020

Members of the journalism faculty expressed support Wednesday for the Black Lives Matter movement in a statement released on Twitter. “We recognize and acknowledge the profound pain, fear, and anguish...

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh speaking at a press conference on June 1, 2020.

City officials praise peaceful protests and denounce violence

June 1, 2020

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh thanked protesters who remained peaceful during Sunday’s Black Lives Matter protest during a press conference Monday and condemned those who looted stores and clashed with...

College commits to hard deadline to decide fall semester options

College commits to hard deadline to decide fall semester options

May 22, 2020

A decision regarding what the fall semester will look like is expected to come by June 12, according to a community-wide email from President M. Lee Pelton sent Friday.  The new time frame comes after...

The college illuminated Little Building with artwork and messages celebrating the graduating class of 2020 on Saturday. The display will run for two weeks.

College lights up Little Building in honor of graduating students

May 16, 2020

A series of messages and artwork lit up the Little Building Saturday night to honor the Class of 2020.  The 11-story art installation titled “One Emerson” included a video message from President...

The Admissions Office decided mid-March to extend the deposit deadline, VP of Enrollment Ruthanne Madsen said.

College extends deposit deadline by a month for incoming students

May 5, 2020

The Admissions Office has received positive feedback from prospective students and their parents, along with alumni, about its decision in early March to extend the first tuition deadline for accepted...

Pedestrians pass by Emersons Paramount Theater.

Emerson Theater shuts down amid COVID-19 concerns

March 16, 2020

ArtsEmerson and Emerson Stage shut down all performances for the foreseeable future starting Friday.  ArtsEmerson’s Artistic Director David Dower and Executive Director David Howse announced the...

Ben Halls 14 writes book on a group of working-class men in London and their daily lives.

Alum releases book titled ‘The Quarry’

March 11, 2020

While on campus, Ben Halls ‘14 began writing what would become his first book set in his hometown of London. Originally a class assignment, his book The Quarry, arrived at bookstores in the United...

Learning to love both of my faces

Learning to love both of my “faces”

February 25, 2020

When I look in the mirror, I don’t recognize the face that looks back at me as completely “mine.” Of course, I know it’s my face. I’ve never undergone any sort of cosmetic surgery nor do I...

Largest meeting room on campus to open in Fall 2021

Largest meeting room on campus to open in Fall 2021

December 7, 2019

The college plans to create a meeting space opening in Fall 2021 for around 300 people in the Little Building known as The Commons according to a college official.  Duncan Pollock, assistant vice president...

Marlboro students and faculty tour campus, meet with admin

Marlboro students and faculty tour campus, meet with admin

November 26, 2019

Approximately 40 students and faculty from Marlboro College visited Emerson Sunday to tour Emerson’s campus and learn more about the college before the planned spring 2020 merger. Guides at Emerson’s...

Marlboro College President speaks to News Editor Parker Purifoy.

Beacon announces partnership with Vermont newspaper

November 21, 2019

The Berkeley Beacon announced a wire service partnership with an independent Vermont newspaper in a statement Wednesday. The Beacon is partnering with The Commons, an independent Windham County, Vermont-based...

FAB approves appeals from AEPhi and Commissioners Council

FAB approves appeals from AEPhi and Commissioners Council

November 15, 2019

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously approved two appeals totaling $14,607 to Alpha Epsilon Phi and the Commissioners Council for upcoming events at their Nov. 13 meeting. AEPhi appealed for $13,974.07...

ECPD will look to attract more female candidates. The force currently has only one female officer. Beacon Archives

ECPD looks to increase gender diversity, attract more candidates

November 14, 2019

The Emerson College Police Department plans to increase its gender diversity by expanding advertisement and using the college’s Human Resources Department to attract more people to the force this semester. ECPD...

Director of Student Leadership Jason Meier

SEAL offers affiliation training workshops to independent organizations

October 23, 2019

Several student leaders expressed appreciation for the Student Engagement and Leadership Office's workshops helping independent organizations navigate the path toward affiliation. Emerson Ultimate Frisbee...

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College shifts around key administrators to improve student retention

October 21, 2019

The college announced a reorganization of the offices of Student Affairs, Student Success, and Enrollment Management on Monday in hopes of improving student retention through graduation. “We are now...

Linda Schacht, former campaign press secretary for President Jimmy Carter, presented on the power of women’s voices and encouraged attendees to speak up for themselves. Photo by Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

College invites former Carter political aide and Coca-Cola executive to speak

October 20, 2019

Former political aide and Coca-Cola executive Linda Schacht encouraged women to have the confidence to speak up for themselves and other women in their work at a keynote address Wednesday. Schacht spoke...

Senior Frances Hui leads dozens through Boston in a pro-Hong Kong march on Saturday. Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Senior organizes pro-Hong Kong protest

October 13, 2019

Editor’s Note: Frances Hui serves as The Beacon’s assistant opinion editor for the fall 2019 semester. Senior Frances Hui walked through Downtown Crossing towards City Hall on Saturday leading...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

College hires new VP of administration and finance

October 10, 2019

The college announced Paul Dworkis as the new vice president of administration and finance Thursday in an email to the community.  Dworkis currently works at the University of Maryland and will take...

Community members gathered in the Semel Theatre to mourn sophomore Daniel Hollis October 3. 2019

Community members gather to mourn Daniel Hollis

October 3, 2019

Updated 10/3/19: The article was updated to include a statement from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Community members filled the Semel Theater on Thursday wearing muted colors and athletic sweatshirts to...

“The point and hope is that [the class] will help prepare students to write any thesis they want,” Honors College Director Wendy Walters said.

Honors Program scholarship increases by $1,000 for freshmen

October 2, 2019

The honors program changed its scholarship for first-year and future students, granting them approximately $1,000 more than returning students in the program. Angela Grant, director of financial aid,...

Cannabis Control Commision Chairman Steve Hoffman speaks to the media after the CCC voted to approve delivery regulations. Montse Landeros / Beacon Correspondent

Cannabis delivery regulations passed

September 25, 2019

The Cannabis Control Commission voted to approve regulations allowing marijuana delivery and a pilot program for social consumption facilities in their Tuesday meeting. The commission voted 4-1 to finalize...

Director of Spiritual Life Julie Avis-Rogers is leading the search for a Muslim chaplin. Cynthia Tu / Beacon Correspondent

CSL supports Muslim students as search for chaplain continues

September 18, 2019

The college opened spaces for Muslim students to practice their faith in at the beginning of the fall 2019 semester and continues to search for a Muslim chaplain. The new Center for Spiritual Life in...

The college plans to fill the currently vacant Little Building retail spaces with restaurants.

Fast-casual restaurants to occupy Little Building retail spaces

September 3, 2019

The college plans to lease seven different spaces in the Little Building to six fast-casual restaurants and hopes to announce the first few leases within a month, according to a college official. “We’re...

FAB approves $5,000 for Senior Week

FAB approves $5,000 for Senior Week

April 15, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board unanimously approved a $5,000 appeal from the Class of 2019 council to fund Senior Week festivities before commencement on May 12. Class of...

SGA decreases Emerson Fashion Society’s appeal for annual showcase

SGA decreases Emerson Fashion Society’s appeal for annual showcase

April 14, 2019

The Student Government Association unanimously approved a $3,400 appeal from the Emerson Fashion Society on April 9 to fund its annual Spring Fashion Showcase after decreasing it by $6,000. EFS initially...

Voter turnout increased by 156 percent from the 2004 to 2019 spring elections. Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

SGA voter turnout increases by 230 percent

April 10, 2019

In the highest voter turnout since 2009, 875 students voted in the Student Government Association elections on April 3 and April 4 for 19 different positions. Voter turnout increased by more than 200...

FAB grants Emerson Fashion Society appeal to host annual showcase

FAB grants Emerson Fashion Society appeal to host annual showcase

April 7, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board approved a $9,400 appeal from the Emerson Fashion Society to fund the second annual Spring Fashion Showcase. Final approval lies with SGA...

SGA finalizes constitutional amendments for student vote

SGA finalizes constitutional amendments for student vote

April 5, 2019

The Student Government Association approved 10 constitutional amendments for students to vote on in the April 3 and April 4 elections. Marketing Communications Senator and Executive Vice President candidate...

Raz Moayed runs unopposed for SGA executive president. Photo by Olivia Strauss / Beacon Correspondent

Junior runs unopposed for SGA executive president

April 3, 2019

Student Government Association Executive Vice President Raz Moayed entered the race for executive president unopposed, with plans to resign at the end of the fall semester to study abroad in the spring....

FAB grants $6,172 to student showcases

FAB grants $6,172 to student showcases

March 31, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board allocated a combined $6,172 to Emerson International and Kidding Around at the March 28 meeting. Emerson International, the college’s international...

SGA approves 39 constitutional amendments to appear on ballots next week

SGA approves 39 constitutional amendments to appear on ballots next week

March 30, 2019

The Student Government Association debated potential constitutional amendments and heard the progress of the Financial Accountability Initiative at the March 26 meeting. SGA approved 39 amendments to...

Sophomore Annie Noel promoted her campaign for vice president at SGAs spring election press event Tuesday Night. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

SGA hosts press night in Center Stage for spring election candidates

March 28, 2019

Four Student Government Association senatorial and executive board races are contested while 12 remain without balloted candidates as candidates spoke at SGA’s semesterly Press Night on March 26.   This...

SGA and Voice Your Choice to use the same ballot for spring 2019

SGA and Voice Your Choice to use the same ballot for spring 2019

March 25, 2019

Students will vote for their Student Government Association officials and the second round of the Voice Your Choice initiative on the same ballot in spring 2019, SGA officials said. SGA elections and...

SGA asks Center for Spiritual Life to increase activity on campus

SGA asks Center for Spiritual Life to increase activity on campus

March 22, 2019

Student Government Association members called on the Center for Spiritual Life to have a stronger presence on campus at their March 19 meeting. SGA members spoke to Director of Spiritual Life Rev. Julie...

Executive Treasurer Ian Mandt (right) said the treasury team will release a partial budget to prevent conflict between student organizations. Abigail Noyes / Beacon Staff

SGA to release partial budget reports from student organizations

March 21, 2019

The Student Government Association treasury team plans to release a document with limited information on SGA-funded student organization budgets in the late spring 2019 semester, an SGA official said. Executive...

FAB recommends Emerson Poetry Project appeal for national tournament

FAB recommends Emerson Poetry Project appeal for national tournament

March 18, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board recommended the Student Government Association spend $7,532 for the Emerson Poetry Project to go to a national poetry slam at their March 14...

“The point and hope is that [the class] will help prepare students to write any thesis they want,” Honors College Director Wendy Walters said.

Honors program faculty remove creative project from senior thesis

February 28, 2019

The college removed the option to submit a creative project as part of the honors program senior thesis for the class of 2022 and onward. All honors students must complete a thesis project to graduate...

SGA elections chair becomes LGBTQIA+ commissioner

SGA elections chair becomes LGBTQIA+ commissioner

February 27, 2019

Senior Christopher Henderson-West stepped down as the Student Government Association elections chair to assume the role of LGBTQIA+ commissioner at a Feb. 26 meeting. Executive President Jessica Guida...

SGA appoints 5 officials and approves budget appeals

SGA appoints 5 officials and approves budget appeals

February 25, 2019

The Student Government Association appointed five new officials and allocated $22,052 to two organizations at a special meeting on Feb. 21. Following snow cancellations on Feb. 12 and an observed...

FAB approves appeals to Flawless Brown, ERA Awards

FAB approves appeals to Flawless Brown, ERA Awards

February 24, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board unanimously granted two appeals from the Emerson Recognition and Achievement Awards and Flawless Brown at their Feb. 21 meeting. FAB approved...

FAB approves changes to funding criteria for affiliated, funded organizations

FAB approves changes to funding criteria for affiliated, funded organizations

February 15, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board approved changes to how organizations appeal for funding as well as two appeals from Sigma Pi Theta and Cheer Squad at their Feb. 14 meeting. At...

FAB approves two appeals to send organizations to national events

FAB approves two appeals to send organizations to national events

February 11, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board unanimously recommended an appeal from Emerson Forensics to Joint Session and approved an appeal of $702 for The Girlie Project at their Feb....

The colleges greenhouse gas emissions saw an uptick after the reopening of the Little Building.

College hopes to earn LEED certification for Little Building

February 7, 2019

The college hopes to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council to make the Little Building environmentally friendly, according to a college...

Executive Vice President Raz Moayed (middle) oversees senate meetings where the new journalism senator will serve. William Bloxham / Beacon Correspondent

SGA appoints journalism senator, commissioner, assistant PR chair

February 6, 2019

The Student Government Association unanimously appointed a new journalism senator, assistant public relations chair, and an on-campus commissioner at their Feb. 5 meeting. SGA appointed sophomore Molli...

FAB finalizes funding criteria for affiliated, funded organizations

FAB finalizes funding criteria for affiliated, funded organizations

February 5, 2019

The Student Government Association Financial Advisory Board finalized new guidelines at their Thursday meeting to ensure organizations act in a manner acceptable to SGA to receive funding. The revisions...

Students and Boston residents flood the Common after the Patriots 6th Superbowl victory. Photo by Chris Van Buskirk / News Editor

Students celebrate Patriots victory with canceled classes

February 5, 2019

President M. Lee Pelton canceled the majority of Feb. 5 classes because of the New England Patriots' Super Bowl parade crowds. All classes starting between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. are canceled. Classes...

SGA appoints new chief justice, sustainability commissioner

SGA appoints new chief justice, sustainability commissioner

January 30, 2019

The Student Government Association unanimously voted to appoint a new chief justice and sustainability commissioner at their Jan. 29 meeting. Sophomore Brilee Carey assumed the role of chief justice...

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College to spend over $1 million on sidewalk expansion

January 29, 2019

The college plans to spend more than $1 million to expand the sidewalk in front of its Boylston Street buildings, according to a college official. Senior Vice President of Real Estate Arthur Mombourquette...

FAB grants Active Minds appeal to attend national conference

FAB grants Active Minds appeal to attend national conference

January 26, 2019

The Student Government Association’s Financial Advisory Board granted $2,064 to the college’s chapter of Active Minds at their Jan. 24 meeting. FAB unanimously voted to provide funds for the organization...

Class of 2019 President Ally MacLean (center) was the only dissenting vote on a proposal to change the student organization recognition process. Maia Sperber / Beacon Staff

SGA reworks organization recognition process

January 24, 2019

The Student Government Association voted to approve changing the student organization recognition process after discussing a proposal written by Student Engagement and Leadership Director Jason Meier on...

Thousands rally for women’s rights on Boston Common

Thousands rally for women’s rights on Boston Common

January 19, 2019

Thousands of bundled-up protestors gathered on Boston Common to march and chant for the third Boston Women’s March on Jan. 19. March Forward Massachusetts, a nonprofit organization that seeks to...

SGA re-establishes scholarship after 9 years

SGA re-establishes scholarship after 9 years

January 13, 2019

For the first time in almost nine years, the Student Government Association allocated $20,000 to a scholarship for seniors with demonstrated financial need at their last meeting of the fall semester on...

Photo courtesy of Anissa Gardizy / Emerson College Police Department

‘Mr. Martial Arts’ teaches students to protect themselves

December 11, 2018

The Paramount Center studio 4 was filled with laughter and cheers of support as sophomore Lauren Licona slammed her fist down on a punching pad on Dec. 7.  Licona joined eight other women at an Emerson...

Senior appointed to inaugural SGA POWER commissioner

Senior appointed to inaugural SGA POWER commissioner

December 7, 2018

The Student Government Association unanimously approved senior Alexis Fernander as the first Protesting Oppression with Educational Reform commissioner at its weekly Tuesday meeting. The student body...

Sophomore wins rare runoff election for WLP senator

Sophomore wins rare runoff election for WLP senator

December 2, 2018

Sophomore Anthony Rodriguez won the position of the Writing, Literature, and Publishing Student Government Association Senatorial seat after a rare initial tie.   The draw triggered a runoff election...

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