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The Berkeley Beacon

Dylan Rossiter

Dylan Rossiter, Emerson '21

Dylan Rossiter is Publisher for Consumer Products at the State House News Service and an Assignment Editor with NBCUniversal's Owned Television Stations division. He served as The Berkeley Beacon's Operations Managing Editor overseeing finance, institutional advancement, and newsroom administration from May 2019 to July 2021. He is the only known disabled managing editor in the history of The Beacon. During his first semester at Emerson, Rossiter became Digital Strategist, where he overhauled The Beacon's website and helped transition the organization to a multi-platform daily. He guided The Beacon's digital platforms in that role, helping to triple the newspaper's online audience. Rossiter also helped develop and supervise the launch of The Berkeley Beacon Magazine, podcast unit, subscription service, and donor support program. He also served as a breaking news editor and the primary contact for professional standards and practices.

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The mens soccer team trains at Rotch Field in the South End three times per week.

Emerson cancels all weekend sporting activities following announcement of seven new positives Thursday

April 2, 2021

Emerson canceled all sports games and practices this weekend, just one day after the college announced that seven students had tested positive for COVID-19, according to Athletic Director Patricia Nicol.  A...

The Instagram account @EmersonBathroomReviews is the brainchild of a first-year student who wanted to jump onto the Emerson Instagram bandwagon. The account aims to “ensuring all lions know where to find relief.”

[Photo] Emerson students looking out for peers with bathroom rating Instagram account

March 31, 2021

The Instagram account @EmersonBathroomReviews is the brainchild of a first-year student who wanted to jump onto the Emerson Instagram bandwagon. The account aims to “ensuring all lions know where to...

The sun sets over Boston Common as viewed from the newsroom of The Berkeley Beacon in the campus center at 172 Tremont St. on March 12, 2021.

[Photo] Letter from the Editor: Reflecting on a year of the pandemic

March 19, 2021

The sun sets over Boston Common as viewed from the newsroom of The Berkeley Beacon in the campus center at 172 Tremont St. on March 12, 2021.

Erik Muurisepp in the Dining Center in Sept. 2017.

[Photo] Emerson COVID-19 dashboard riddled with inaccuracies, missing metrics

October 8, 2020

Erik Muurisepp in the Dining Center in Sept. 2017.

One of the 200 plexiglass installs placed throughout high-traffic areas of Emersons campus.

[Photo] Campus capacity severely limited with new retrofitting measures

August 27, 2020

One of the 200 plexiglass installs placed throughout high-traffic areas of Emerson's campus.

Jefferson Fietek was an assistant professor for performing arts at Emerson College starting in 2019.

Former Emerson professor arrested on criminal sexual misconduct charges

July 17, 2020

Former Emerson assistant professor Jefferson Fietek was arrested by Malden police Thursday on seven alleged counts of criminal sexual conduct, officials announced Friday.  Fietek, 46, was arrested...

Former Managing Editors Abigail Hadfield and Kyle Bray proof the final version of The Beacon with former Editor Chris Van Buskirk.

[Photo] After 1,033 days, an editor says farewell

June 30, 2020

Former Managing Editors Abigail Hadfield and Kyle Bray proof the final version of The Beacon with former Editor Chris Van Buskirk.

Four members of the National Guard and one member of the Military Police stood guard at the edge of Wednesdays protests.

Here’s a timeline showing how protests stayed peaceful in Boston

June 3, 2020

Demonstrators rallied on Boston Common Wednesday afternoon to voice outrage over the killing of George Floyd and other victims of race-based police brutality. Below is a list of live updates from the protest....

Hundreds gathered outside the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday to protest police brutality

Protesters march through Boston for second night

June 2, 2020

A peaceful protest that attracted thousands of demonstrators to Boston’s Franklin Park split into multiple groups that spread around the city after dark Tuesday. Hundreds gathered outside the State House,...

Protesters vandalized several of the colleges buildings including Little Building.

[Photo] Several college buildings damaged during Sunday’s protests

June 1, 2020

Protesters vandalized several of the college's building's including Little Building.

Protesters face off with police in the area of Tremont St. and Stuart St.

Timeline shows how Boston became a war zone

May 31, 2020

Peaceful protests over the police killing of George Floyd erupted into chaos late Sunday night as people set fire to a police car and looted businesses. Below is a timeline of events from The Beacon's...

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

[Photo] Two Emerson classes devastated by loss of graduation ceremonies

March 17, 2021

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

Cut Short

Cut Short

May 11, 2020

The Beacon Magazine interviewed 16 different seniors to get their perspective on how the coronavirus pandemic upended their final year on campus. All of the words in this edition are their own, with no...

Editor-in-Chief Chris Van Buskirk and Copy Managing Editor Abigail Hadfield proof the final version of The Beacon before sending it to print.

[Photo] On-campus media deserve financial independence from student governments

October 30, 2019

Editor-in-Chief Chris Van Buskirk and Copy Managing Editor Abigail Hadfield proof the final version of The Beacon before sending it to print.

The college’s ownership of a real station could meaningfully translate to a co-op experience for Emerson students. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Investing in local media is mutually beneficial

September 25, 2018

Emerson’s co-curriculars for broadcasting and journalism—WEBN, Emerson Independent Video, and The Emerson Channel—offer an environment where students can make mistakes and learn the basics, but at...

SGA allocations for student organizations likely to reach record high

SGA allocations for student organizations likely to reach record high

September 22, 2018

The Student Government Association could allocate nearly $1,000,000 to student organizations this year—its highest ever. The maximum amount of money SGA can designate for student funding is $966,052....

At last years event, the softball team raised $1,000 for RAINN. Courtesy of Jillian Gearin

Softball to host sexual assault awareness game

April 12, 2018

During Jillian Gearin’s junior year, a discussion about Colin Kaepernick and other sports figures using their platforms to promote social causes came up in her sports reporting class. The conversation...

Jillian Gearin, who is batting .290 with 10 RBI, steps up to the plate. Courtesy of Jillian Gearin

Lions aim for playoff spot after hot start

April 12, 2018

Emerson softball is poised to make the playoffs for the first time since joining the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference in 2014. The Lions, 15-9 (3-7 NEWMAC), were picked to finish in...

Emerson lost to Johnson & Wales in quarterfinals of the 2017 GNAC tournament. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff

Lions clinch GNAC playoff berth

April 8, 2018

The Emerson men’s volleyball team is heading to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference postseason tournament for the ninth year in a row. The Lions, 5-9 in the GNAC, closed regular season play Saturday...

From left to right: Sandy Herz, Al Jaffe, Steve Montag discussed the sports broadcasting business. Photo: Dylan Rossiter/Beacon Staff

Talent agents talk sports broadcast industry

March 29, 2018

Students gathered in the Bright Family Screening room Wednesday for a panel discussion on the agent and talent relationship of the sports broadcasting industry. The panel was moderated by Al Jaffe...

Doppler radar image shows the storm as it moves into the greater Boston area early Friday morning. Photo: NOAA/The Weather Service.

Strong winds, rain, flooding expected to hit Boston Friday

March 2, 2018

The National Weather Service on Thursday issued a high wind and coastal flood warning for Suffolk County, which includes Emerson College. The storm, making its way toward eastern Massachusetts, may...

Sophomore Carl DAguiar (wearing #2) said hes focused on building team chemistry early this season.

Sophomore libero quarterbacks men’s volleyball

February 21, 2018

Carl D'Aguiar can’t roll out of bed, throw on a pair of boardshorts, and kick-start the day with a game of volleyball on the beach during Boston winters. Hardwood or sand, the sophomore libero knows...

 The new building looks over Boston Common and other Emerson buildings. Photo: Chris Van Buskirk/Berkeley Beacon

College hosts tours of new building, students look at building before construction

February 4, 2018

  The college may dedicate its newest 172 Tremont St. building to student spaces. The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership led student tours and discussed how to best utilize the...

The thought of once again being doubted, othered and isolated because of something you were born with can be a troubling one.

Navigating the nuances of invisible disabilities

January 28, 2018

Pen, check. Laptop, check. Confidence? I take a deep breath, pop in some Ed Sheeran, and head for the elevator with the little buttons I pray I'll be able to navigate without looking like an idiot. Then...

Allison Rassmanns horror anthology Under Floorboards, Under Skin will be available Dec. 12. Photo: BROOKE NORTHRUP/Berkeley Beacon

Senior’s horror anthology picked up by pub club

December 7, 2017

Allison Rassmann recently invited her parents to an upcoming magazine launch party, but the senior writing, literature and publishing major is hiding a secret from her family. The Tuesday "launch"...

Ultra Chapelle band members Claire Foley, Nick Arcari, and Lorenzo Rosi will open for singer-songwriter Frankie Cosmos this Friday.
BETHANY HAMLIN / BEACON STAFF

Sophomore’s band to open for Frankie Cosmos

November 15, 2017

Claire Foley didn't know how to play guitar, had never written music, or performed with a band. But a little over a year after starting out at open mic nights the sophomore and their band, Ultra Chapelle,...

The Hemenway shuttle runs from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. every night.
CASSANDRA MARTINEZ / BEACON STAFF

College speeds up shuttle service following delays

October 18, 2017

A delay that stranded one Hemenway resident for nearly two hours will bring improvements to the school's late-night shuttle service, according to Hemenway Residence Director Matthew Carney. In a firestorm...

Candidates to run unopposed in SGA special election

Candidates to run unopposed in SGA special election

September 28, 2017

The Student Government Association set a special election for Oct. 11 to fill six empty seats within the organization. "We had a great number of vacant positions due to some positions not being filled...

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