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A move in assistant helps a freshmen move into a renovated Little Building. Chris Van Buskirk / Staff

Renovated Little Building welcomes freshmen to campus

By Flora Li
August 28, 2019

Decked in blue T-shirts and colorful makeup, orientation leaders danced on Boylston Street to welcome the first group of Little Building residents since its reopening. More than 900 freshmen moved into...

Only four students enrolled in the Cuba global pathways program for 2019 so the program was canceled . Photo courtesy of Cathleen Cusachs

College cancels Cuba global pathway program

By Flora Li
April 11, 2019

The college canceled the Cuba Global Pathways Program for the second year in a row—this year’s cancellation was a result of a lack of registered students, a college official said. The Director...

Sanjay Pothen, director of Emerson Launch, helped launch “Em” on March 21, a voice assistant specifically tailored to Emerson. Daniel Peden / Beacon Staff

Students and faculty express privacy concerns over new voice technology

By Flora Li
April 3, 2019

Emerson Launch unveiled its first voice assistant, Em, and a study app called Voicelet, both available via Amazon voice-enabled technologies, on March 21. As the new programs launch, administrators...

Sophomore Allison Payne assumed the first vice chair position of the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans. Photo by Madison Goldberg / Beacon Correspondent

Sophomore wins vice chair for Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans

By Flora Li
April 2, 2019

The Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans elected sophomore Allison Payne as the vice chair for the Commonwealth’s largest conservative youth organization during its annual Spring Convention...

Students trapped in an elevator are encouraged to try and contact friends outside, and bang on the doors as a last resort. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

What should students do in an elevator entrapment?

By Flora Li
March 20, 2019

Five elevator entrapments occurred in the first two and a half months of spring 2019, and nine at the end of fall 2018, according to incident journals provided by the Emerson College Police Department....

College launches public relations, sports communication programs in Sydney, Australia

College launches public relations, sports communication programs in Sydney, Australia

By Flora Li
March 2, 2019

The college launched its first two Australia Global Pathways in public relations and sports communication in Sydney during the 2018-2019 academic year. For the PR program, 12 students from different...

Hundreds protested against President Trumps national emergency declaration on Feb. 18. Photo by Flora Li / Beacon Staff

Protest against national emergency declaration draws hundreds at JFK Building

By Flora Li
February 19, 2019

Hundreds of people rallied in front of the John F. Kennedy Federal Building on Feb. 18 against President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall between the United States...

Katrina Chappie Chaput has worked as an RA in the Colonial dorm and at the Kasteel Well campus. Photo by Grayson Acquaviva / Beacon Staff

RA applications decrease despite high demand

By Flora Li
February 7, 2019

The number of resident assistant applicants dropped by approximately 10.5 percent for the 2019-2020 academic year, despite the demand for RAs increasing because of the opening of the Little Building. Colonial...

Nicole Salvatore said fall 2018 Kasteel Well students were unhappy with the price of laundry at The Netherlands campus. Photo by Tom Bloxham / Beacon Staff

Laundry prices decrease at Kasteel Well

By Flora Li
January 24, 2019

Laundry prices at the Kasteel Well campus dropped from two euros, or $2.28, per cycle to one euro, or $1.14, starting in the spring 2019 semester. Kasteel Well Executive Director Dulcia Meijers said...


Summer program in France moves to Paris

By Flora Li
January 15, 2019

The French Global Pathways summer program will relocate from the quaint university town of Aix-en-Provence to metropolitan Paris in June 2019. Cathryn Edelstein, the advisor of the Paris program,...

A photo gallery depicting the Syrian war is on display in the Iwasaki Library Nov. 16 until Dec. 7.  Tivara Tanudjaja / Beacon Correspondent

Syria war photo exhibition on display in Iwasaki

By Flora Li
December 3, 2018

Skinny children, ash-laden streets, and a young mother with worrisome eyes are among the 18 images students can see as they walk into the Iwasaki Library from Nov. 16 until Dec. 7. A new photo gallery...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

International students voice concerns about returning employee

By Flora Li
November 13, 2018

The Office of International Student Affairs postponed announcing a new director to December, over a month after the previously said date. A college official said this delay is due to the chosen candidate...

Anthony Pinder, associate vice president of internationalization and global engagement, hopes new staff will bring changes to the office.

International Student Affairs low on staff, high in demand

By Flora Li
October 25, 2018

The Office of International Student Affairs began a series of new hires after months of operating at less than full capacity—the changes come at a time when the college enrolled a record number of international...

International students may hesitate or avoid interacting with domestic students because of the language barrier and cultural differences.  / Photo illustration by Erin Nolan

Op-ed: Speaking up to dismantle cultural barriers

By Flora Li
October 9, 2018

One day, as I sat struggling with a reading assignment, my roommate simply asked, “What’s up?” I wasn’t sure how to reply. In China, I never studied such exchanges in my English classes. I asked...

There are three admission cycles for the new online degree beginning in September, January, and May.

Communication Disorders masters degree goes digital

By Flora Li
September 27, 2018

The college launched its first online master degree program in communication disorders this September. The online program maintains the same curriculum, cost, and instructors as the on-campus equivalent....

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