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Journalism professor Mark Lecesse

New fall course revives Emerson Student News Service

By Faith Bugenhagen
May 12, 2020

The journalism department will restart the student-run Emerson Student News Service this fall to provide students and professors within the department a forum to share their work on, according to a college...

Daniel Suazo (front center), and most of his fellow dining center workers, are not receiving pay or benefits after their hours were eliminated in March.

Dining Services staff fights for full wages and benefits amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Faith Bugenhagen
April 21, 2020

Daniel Suazo depends on the money he earns from his job at the Emerson College Dining Center to support his child and pregnant wife. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, Bon Appetit has eliminated all...

Nationally renowned painter and Marlboro benefactor dies at 92

Nationally renowned painter and Marlboro benefactor dies at 92

By Faith Bugenhagen
April 4, 2020

Cecily Kahn remembers the many times she would accompany her father, Wolf Kahn, to find new subject matter for him to illustrate. Wolf Kahn was a renowned artist who frequently sought inspiration from...

Melissa Kraus, from the 
Anti-Defamation League’s Boston chapter, presenting at the event hosted by Hillel. Photo credit: Yongze Wang

Hillel hosts event responding to hateful on-campus graffiti

By Faith Bugenhagen
February 23, 2020

Around two dozen students gathered at the Bill Bordy Theatre Tuesday for a Hillel event with Melissa Kraus, a local social justice advocate, who expressed her dismay with the recent appearance of anti-Semitic...

Students gathered in the Cultural Center of 172 Tremont.

On-campus forum invites Asian and Asian-American students to discuss recent discrimination within the community

By Faith Bugenhagen
February 22, 2020

Emi Bague, assistant director of international student career services, shared her initial reaction to learning of last month's on-campus racist vandalism during a talk in the Cultural Center on Tuesday. “When...

Ryan Milligan was previously working at Tufts University and at the U.S. Office of Civil Rights Department of Education for over ten years beforehand. Photo credit: Cho Yin Rachel Lo

Title IX fills investigator and coordinator position after a two-year vacancy

By Faith Bugenhagen
February 5, 2020

Ryan Milligan was not actively seeking a position when Title IX Access and Equity reached out to him with an opening for the investigator and coordinator position, but Milligan said Emerson’s culture,...

Students checking out equipment at Emersons EDC.

Journalism students recognize access restrictions at the EDC

By Faith Bugenhagen
December 8, 2019

Junior Giulia Campos noticed a difference between the equipment she could access for her journalism courses and her visual and media arts classes when she transferred to the individually designed interdisciplinary...

Professor Michael Brown filed a lawsuit against the college when they refused to grant him tenure in 1977. Lizzie Heintz / Beacon Staff

Michael Brown reflects on 49 years at Emerson

By Faith Bugenhagen
November 13, 2019

A sign reading “if you think education is expensive, try ignorance” hangs in the office of Michael Brown—the first professor of color to receive tenure in Emerson’s 139-year history and the longest-serving...

Mneesha Gellman invited several of her colleagues to speak at a panel on the Emerson Prison Initiative. Faith Bugenhagen / Beacon Correspondent

Prison Initiative professor encourages participation at panel discussion

By Faith Bugenhagen
October 25, 2019

Founder and Director of Emerson’s Prison Initiative Mneesha Gellman invited three colleagues to the college Oct. 18, to urge Emerson students to become more involved within the initiative.  Gellman...

Emerson follows federal policy and bans cannabis on college campuses but the policies concerning CBD are less clear. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

College attempts to nail down CBD policies on campus

By Faith Bugenhagen
October 5, 2019

College administrators hope to determine campus policies regarding the usage of cannabidiol—commonly known as CBD oil—by mid-semester as the substance is currently grouped with the college’s cannabis...

Dr. Ramasubramanian speaks about her Difficult Dialogues Initiative to room of Emerson graduate students. Irka Gonzalez / Beacon Correspondent

Dr. Ramasubramanian brings Difficult Diversity Initiative to Emerson

By Faith Bugenhagen
September 22, 2019

An initiative created by a Texas A&M University professor attempts to mediate racial discourse on college campuses across the United States by utilizing a five-step dialectic approach.  The Difficult...

Chief of the Green Line Transformation project Angel Pena lays out construction plan. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

MBTA announces five-year plan to increase capacity of Green Line stations

By Faith Bugenhagen
September 11, 2019

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority outlined a five-year plan to renovate the Green Line during their community meeting on Tuesday. Part of the Green Line Transformation plan is the expansion...

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