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Frankie Rowley

Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor

Frankie (she/her) is a senior at Emerson serving as the Content Managing Editor for The Beacon. She joined The Beacon in 2020 as a correspondent and worked her way through the news section, serving as an Assistant News Editor, Deputy News Editor and News Editor. Coming from Liverpool, England, Rowley is working towards a degree in Journalism with a minor in Publishing from Emerson and can be found watching Liverpool F.C. or catching up on a good book when not frantically pacing around the newsroom.

Latest from Frankie Rowley

Emerson announces new interim VP of enrollment management

November 19, 2022

Emerson named the new interim Vice President of Enrollment Management in a community-wide email Friday morning.  Justin Sharifipour, former associate vice president and dean of undergraduate admission,...

Courtesy: EmersonToday

‘It’s an immeasurable loss’: Emerson remembers Maureen Shea

September 29, 2022

Remembered as a “force of nature,” Emerson mourns the loss of Maureen Shea, former co-chair of the performing arts department, who worked at the college for 40 years. “She had this ability to...

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Former performing arts co-chair passes away

September 26, 2022

Maureen Shea, the former co-chair of Emerson’s performing arts department, passed away Thursday due to an undisclosed illness.  Shea served as the producing artistic director of Emerson Stage and...

President-elect Joe Biden.

President Biden to cancel $10,000 in student debt for qualifying Americans

August 25, 2022

President Biden announced on Wednesday a plan to relieve $10,000 in student loan debt for low-to-middle income borrowers and extended the pause on student loan payments to Dec. 31, 2022. The announcement...

The Orange Line will be closed until Sept. 18 for safety repairs.

Orange Line faces month-long shutdown

August 20, 2022

Emerson’s Campus Life Office shared alternative travel resources and on-campus spaces available to off-campus students in light of city-wide MBTA shutdowns in a statement Thursday. Beginning Aug. 19,...

Formerly the Title IX office, Emersons Office of Equal Opportunity will address issues of discrimination, sexual violence and harassment on campus.

Emerson’s Office of Equal Opportunity to replace Office of Title IX

August 20, 2022

Emerson announced on Friday its new Office of Equal Opportunity, which will absorb the functions of the college’s former Office of Title IX. Formed over the summer, the OEO seeks to expand the “scope...

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation/ Courtesy: @GuggFellows

Emerson professors named Guggenheim fellows

April 21, 2022

Two Emerson professors were chosen as Guggenheim Fellows for the 2022 program, bringing the number of Emersonian recipients to six.  The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation named visual and media...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Spring semester hits 700-plus case count as Emerson updates COVID-19 protocol for summer session

April 13, 2022

Emerson will instate relaxed COVID-19 policies during the summer term, according to a community-wide email from college officials sent Wednesday.  Citing guidance from the Center for Disease Control...

Robert Pattinson is the Batman for the 21st century

Robert Pattinson is the Batman for the 21st century

March 18, 2022

Less than a year has passed since the world last saw Batman on the silver screen. With Hollywood’s latest take on the caped crusader, though, the world might just forget they ever saw another. The...

The sign outside of the Cutler Majestic Theater.

Emerson community weighs in with their thoughts on Ukraine

March 3, 2022

Sophomore visual and media arts major Yujun Liu gets texts from his friend in Ukraine, who updates him on the war he is experiencing firsthand. “He told me he was awakened by the bombing at 5:30 a.m....

Ukrainian Army soldiers fighting pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region, 2015

Emerson professor breaks down Ukraine conflict

March 3, 2022

In the week since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, its forces have surrounded key cities and launched deadly attacks while facing strong Ukrainian opposition. The root of the war is long and complicated,...

College burnout pulls the rug from under your feet

College burnout pulls the rug from under your feet

March 3, 2022

Another night I find myself curled into a ball of self-pity, my tailbone aching from the wooden chair I have been glued to for God knows how long. Tears well in my eyes like clockwork, only a few will...

‘You can have Rogan or Young. Not both’: Joe Rogan should have been the one to go

‘You can have Rogan or Young. Not both’: Joe Rogan should have been the one to go

February 10, 2022

If you, like me, flex your Spotify subscription and get excited when your Spotify Wrapped comes out every year, well, your rude awakening is upon you. February has been a month of reckoning for the streaming...

FIREs Truck of Shame advertising its 2022 Top Ten Worst Colleges for Free Expression list around Emersons campus.

Emerson placed on FIRE’s ‘Top Ten Worst Colleges for Free Expression’ 2022 list

February 10, 2022

An educational advocacy group named Emerson as one of the “worst colleges for free expression,” rooted in its accusation that the college “censored” members of its Turning Point USA chapter.  The...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Emerson will require rapid tests for return to campus after spring break

February 9, 2022

Emerson will require students to receive a rapid antigen test prior to their arrival back to campus if they chose to leave for spring break, announced college officials on Wednesday afternoon.  The...

Frankie’s Declassified Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Frankie’s Declassified Thanksgiving Survival Guide

February 4, 2022

Thanksgiving break is one of the two back-at-home holidays during the fall semester, and a big celebration throughout the country. It’s a time for loved ones, good food, and spending too much money on...

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Boris strikes again—but his apology won’t get him far

February 3, 2022

“Everyone has made personal sacrifices, some the most profound, having been unable to see loved ones in their last moments or care for vulnerable family and friends,” writes Susan Gray in her report...

A 1967 edition of The Berkeley Beacon, the oldest in the organizations office.

‘It’s a gateway drug’: The Beacon celebrates its 75th anniversary

February 1, 2022

Seventy-five years of The Berkeley Beacon.  The Beacon has been Emerson’s only student-run independent newspaper since its first edition of Feb. 1, 1947. It has continuously published print editions...

Boylston Street was blanketed in snow on Saturday.

Boston weathers ‘historic’ snowstorm, as strong winds batter campus

January 29, 2022

New England is experiencing a winter storm of a magnitude not seen in years, dropping nearly two feet of snow on downtown Boston and enveloping Emerson’s campus in near-whiteout conditions. Since...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Medical aid provided to two students, window in Union Bank Building found damaged

January 28, 2022

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, January 17 Following...

Students entering the dining hall.

Campus facilities, meeting spaces and dining to reopen Jan. 24

January 23, 2022

The fitness center, dining facilities, and on-campus meeting spaces will be open for in-person operations beginning Jan. 24, announced college officials in a Sunday morning email.  The email, sent...

Paramount residence halls are designated as a quarantine and isolation space in the fall for ill and exposed students.

Non-residential students’ visitation to be restored

January 17, 2022

Non-residential Emerson students can visit residential halls beginning on Jan. 18, college officials announced on Monday evening.  Starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Boston-based Emerson students may be...

Courtesy: Virginia Tech

‘A truly lovely person’: Colleagues remember Pamela White, former Title IX & Clery Act coordinator

January 12, 2022

Associate Vice President Pamela White wrote that she had always dreamed of working in public service. Emerson’s Title IX & Clery Act coordinator, who died on Dec. 29, left behind a legacy of...

New York-style deli to open on-campus next week

New York-style deli to open on-campus next week

January 12, 2022

The long-anticipated reopening of the Backstage Cafe will bring new cuisine to Emerson’s campus, as the college is slated to open its first New York-style sandwich shop to the public on Jan. 17.  Backstage...

Campus dining retail locations to open Jan. 17

Campus dining retail locations to open Jan. 17

January 12, 2022

Emerson’s campus dining retail locations will reopen on Jan. 17 in accordance with students’ return to in-person classes on Jan. 18.  According to Jordan Mackenzie, a customer experience coordinator...

A sign on the window of Emersons coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson’s testing center to open on select Saturdays

January 11, 2022

Emerson’s Testing Center at Tufts Medical Center will remain open on select Saturdays through the month of January in light of the college extending its twice-a-week testing protocol, announced college...

Snowflakes come down near the Emerson Colonial Theater.

Emerson to resume in-person classes on Jan. 18

January 11, 2022

Emerson will resume in-person classes on Jan. 18 with a slew of extended restrictions college officials announced on Tuesday evening.  Citing community members’ vigilance and belief that protocols...

Pamela White, former associate vice president and Title IX & Clery act coordinator, dies at age 63

Pamela White, former associate vice president and Title IX & Clery act coordinator, dies at age 63

January 4, 2022

Associate Vice President Pamela White, who served as Emerson’s Title IX & Clery Act coordinator, died on Dec. 29 at the age of 63, college officials announced Tuesday evening.  White began her...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Emerson will allow rapid tests for back to campus testing requirement

December 31, 2021

Students who are unable to secure a PCR test before arriving on Emerson’s campus in Boston, Los Angeles, or Kasteel Well will be able to attest to a negative result returned from a rapid antigen test...

The college was investigated by the Office of Civil Rights twice in the past five years for complaints of disability discrimination

College to require increased testing, ‘stay-in-room’ policy for spring move-in

December 22, 2021

A day after delaying the start of the spring semester, college officials on Wednesday detailed plans to resume in-person classes amid an unprecedented surge of COVID-19 both on campus and statewide, with...

The Emerson College Barnes and Noble store.

Emerson to hold first week of spring semester classes remotely

December 21, 2021

Emerson will hold all classes during the first week of the spring semester remotely, college officials announced Tuesday evening.  The college will hold all courses on the Boston campus remotely from...

Classroom 633 of the Walker Building.

Emerson to investigate alleged antisemitic behavior in classroom

December 21, 2021

Emerson is investigating a report of antisemitic behavior in a classroom that originated in social media, college officials said Tuesday evening.  The college was made aware of the alleged incident...

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson reverts to individual testing model

December 15, 2021

Emerson pivoted back to individual PCR tests on Tuesday with just two days left in the fall semester, as positive COVID-19 cases surge both on-campus and nationwide.  The last-minute decision shifts...

Emerson College President M. Lee Pelton

Analysis: turnover following presidential departures

December 14, 2021

Since the departure of former President M. Lee Pelton, Emerson has seen a number of key individuals cut their ties with the college—many of them amicably, others less so. The string of exits have raised...

Take-home rapid test provided by Emerson College.

Emerson students frustrated by mandated at-home rapid tests

December 2, 2021

Emerson students reported experiencing difficulties after taking their college-mandated and provided at-home rapid COVID-19 tests in order to return to campus following the Thanksgiving break.  The...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Positive COVID-19 tests rising on campus, mirroring statewide trend

November 18, 2021

In the ten-day period since Nov. 8, Emerson reported 13 new positive COVID-19 tests—a marked increase in overall infections mirroring worsening cases in Massachusetts.  Though daily case numbers...

Jefferson Fieteks Anoka County MN mugshot

Former professor sentenced to 30 years for sexual assault

November 18, 2021

Jefferson Fietek, a convicted sex offender who briefly served as a professor in Emerson’s Performing Arts Department, was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for assaulting a number of underage...

Turning Point USAs booth in the 2 Boylston Place alley.

College lifts suspension on conservative group

November 18, 2021

Emerson lifted a suspension of the college’s Turning Point USA chapter this month, allowing the conservative organization to resume on-campus activities weeks after drawing backlash for promotional material...

A polling place at City Hall on Election Day Nov. 3, 2020.

Student turnout soared in 2020 election, study finds

November 11, 2021

The 2020 presidential election saw record-high numbers of Emerson students casting their ballots at the polls or by mail, mimicking the nationwide trend of historic voter turnout, according to a recent...

Director of Student Leadership Jason Meier

SEAL Director reflects on decade at Emerson

November 4, 2021

Responsible for remaking the college’s relationship to student organizations, keeping his colleagues up-to-date with pop culture, and advising the Student Government Association, Director of Student...

Provost Michaele Whelan

From provost to president: Michaele Whelan departs Emerson to lead Wheaton College

November 4, 2021

The 14th floor office designated for the Vice President and Provost of Academic Affairs will soon be have a new tenant as Michaele Whelan prepares to depart the college, saying goodbye to friends made...

The police and fire department closed down Harrison Ave. yesterday.

Fire alarm briefly closes testing center again

November 3, 2021

Emerson’s testing center was forced to close for the second time in as many days due to a fire alarm at 116 Harrison Avenue on Wednesday morning. Boston firefighters arrived at the scene at 8:35 a.m....

Michelle Wu greets supporters after winning the mayoral election on Nov. 2.

Wu triumphs in mayor’s race; first woman, person of color to be elected to city’s top job

November 2, 2021

Michelle Wu secured victory in Boston’s mayoral election Tuesday night, defeating her opponent, at-large city councilor Annissa Essaibi George, by nearly 30 points in a historic race to become the first...

Firefighters put away the water hose.

Tufts refrigerator fire closes testing center amid hazmat concerns

November 2, 2021

Emerson’s testing center was abruptly shuttered Tuesday afternoon after a fire forced the evacuation of the surrounding Tufts Medical Center complex, fire officials said.  Firefighters were sent...

Creative writing professor appointed interim dean of graduate and professional studies

Creative writing professor appointed interim dean of graduate and professional studies

November 1, 2021

Creative writing professor Kim McLarin, who leads the college’s MFA in popular fiction writing and publishing, is set to become the interim dean of graduate and professional studies in January, Interim...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

College shifts to pooled testing model

October 29, 2021

Emerson introduced a pooled testing model for all community members this week, a process administrators hope will streamline the college’s testing process.  “The College is utilizing this method...

Students entering 2 Boylston Place

‘We don’t feel safe’: Emerson Jewish community reels from yet another antisemitic attack

October 21, 2021

Emerson’s Jewish community reacted with grief, anger, and mourning after antisemitic graffiti was found scrawled on an event poster for Hillel, the college’s Jewish student organization, on Friday...

The 2 Boylston Place alley completely devoid of life.

Antisemitic graffiti found on Hillel poster in 2 Boylston Place

October 19, 2021

Antisemitic graffiti was found scrawled on a poster advertising an event sponsored by Hillel, the Jewish life organization at Emerson, on Oct. 14, college officials announced Monday evening.  The graffiti...

The 73-year-old Marlboro College was sold to Democracy Builders. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

Marlboro students relieved by campus sale

October 14, 2021

Almost all of the former faculty and students of Marlboro College have not set foot on their idyllic Potash Hill campus since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. Now, weeks after the campus’ sale...

Emerson students having classes.

Gender disparity persists in admissions, enrollment

September 30, 2021

Emerson is one of many institutions across the country that is seeing an increasing disparity in higher education enrollment numbers—as female populations at colleges and universities continue a steady...

A sign on the window of Emersons coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson reports ten new positives in five days

September 25, 2021

Emerson has reported ten new positive COVID-19 tests since Sept. 20 on the Boston campus, raising the college’s cumulative positive tests to 48.  The ten positive tests come from 3,994 tests administered...

Pete Chvany (center), a former Emerson professor and longtime mens soccer coach

‘A friend to hundreds of Emersonians’: Pete Chvany, former professor and men’s soccer coach, dies at age 81

September 23, 2021

Pete Chvany’s three-decade tenure at Emerson was more than just an academic career—according to his son Alec Chvany ‘95, it was just the “third act” of a long life. Chvany, a former professor...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Medical aid provided to two students, marijuana-like substance confiscated from MAX Cafe

September 22, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Sept. 13  ECPD...

Sonia Tita Puopolo (left) and her mother,  who died on American Airlines Flight 11

20 years later, Emerson community still stained with the grief of 9/11

September 16, 2021

Sept. 11, 2001 began like any other day for Elyse Van Breemen. Then she received a phone call she would never forget.  “I didn't believe it,” said Van Breemen, older sister of former Emerson Professor...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: Graffiti found on Majestic Theater, drug paraphernalia confiscated from student

September 16, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, August 30 ECPD...

Michelle Wu (left) and Annissa Essaibi George (right) are set to compete for the citys top job this November.

Wu, Essaibi George advance to general election for Mayor

September 15, 2021

City Councilors at Large Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George are set to advance to the city’s general election for Mayor on Nov. 2 after finishing as the top two vote-getters in Tuesday’s preliminary...

An in-person class session in the Paramount Center.

Emerson extends mask mandate indefinitely

September 15, 2021

In a shift of prior guidance, Emerson will not transition to a mask-optional policy on Sept. 17, instead extending the college’s requirement that all community members wear a mask indoors indefinitely...

Attendees look on as the American Flag is lowered to half-staff at a memorial for the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks commemorated across Boston

September 12, 2021

As the country marks two decades since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, private citizens and public figures alike gathered across the city of Boston on Saturday to honor the lost lives of that...

Clockwise from top left: Michelle Wu, Kim Janey, John Barros, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George, and

Breaking down Boston’s five candidates

September 10, 2021

Preliminary elections for Boston mayoral election—the first contest without an elected incumbent since 1993—are set for Sept. 14—after which two final candidates will progress to the general election...

COVID lead Erik Muurisepp sits at his desk on the fourth floor of the Walker Building.

Erik Muurisepp, Emerson’s COVID Lead and newly-promoted Associate VP, looks to future of OneEmerson

September 9, 2021

Erik Muurisepp received a promotion from assistant vice president to associate vice president of campus life on Sept. 4—marking a more visible role at the college for the man who helped direct Emerson’s...

Lucas Flint passed away on Dec. 18 after being struck by a drunk driver. Courtesy of Susan Flint.

Holbrook man found guilty for hit-and-run death of Emerson student

September 8, 2021

A 27-year-old Holbrook man was convicted last month of the fatal hit and run collision in Braintree that killed Emerson junior Lucas Flint in 2018, prosecutors’ said.  Darrell W. Young Jr. was sentenced...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Emerson up to 21 positive tests in first two weeks of testing

September 7, 2021

Through just over two weeks of fall semester COVID-19 testing, Emerson has reported 21 positive COVID-19 tests despite sky-high vaccination rates amongst community members.  More than half of the positives...

The entrance to a vaccination clinic in downtown Boston.

96% of Emerson community fully vaccinated, college officials say

September 6, 2021

Nearly every member of the Emerson community is fully vaccinated for COVID-19, college officials announced last week.  Associate Vice President for Campus Life and “COVID Lead” Erik Muurisepp wrote...

The Little Building residence hall.

First-year class settles in after year of upheaval

September 2, 2021

After a year of canceled proms, delayed graduations, and remote learning, the road to Emerson has been anything but normal for most first year students.  With everything up to the college application...

Jefferson Fieteks Anoka County MN mugshot

‘I feel relief that he will not be able to harm anyone else;’ Victims of former performing arts professor speak out

September 2, 2021

For the victims of former Emerson professor, Jefferson Fietek, his arrest was a bittersweet moment. They expressed relief seeing their childhood abuser locked behind bars, away from harming any other...

The Emerson Los Angeles campus.

Emerson Los Angeles boasts a successful summer semester

August 31, 2021

After over a year of vacant halls, classrooms, and dorms, Emerson Los Angeles finally opened its doors to a small group of students for the 2021 summer semester.  The summer semester marked the first...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports average of 1,267 coronavirus cases in last seven days

August 23, 2021

Between Aug. 17 and Aug. 23, Massachusetts reported an average of 1,267 COVID-19 cases each day. In the same seven-day period, the death toll rose by 31. Cases reached an individual day high of 1,459...

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

Acting Title IX Coordinator, Ryan Milligan, departs Emerson

August 22, 2021

Emerson’s acting Title IX coordinator, Ryan Milligan, departed Emerson on Aug. 15,  college officials announced last week.  Milligan came to Emerson in January 2020 as the deputy Title IX coordinator...

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

Former Emerson professor pleads guilty to sexually abusing former students

August 21, 2021

Former assistant professor Jefferson Fietek pleaded guilty to three felony counts of criminal sexual conduct Thursday, and now faces thirty years in prison, according to a Minnesota county prosecutor.  Fietek...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports average of 1,126 coronavirus cases in last seven days

August 17, 2021

Between Aug. 10 and Aug. 16, Massachusetts reported an average of 1,126 COVID-19 cases each day. In the same seven-day period, the death toll rose by 48. Cases reached an individual day high of 1,368...

A sign on the window of Emersons coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Students required to undergo two COVID-19 tests upon move-in

August 10, 2021

Emerson will require two baseline COVID-19 tests for arriving students moving into on-campus housing in the fall semester, according to college officials.   The Aug. 4 announcement provides more details...

Vice President for Equity and Social Justice Sylvia Spears.

Departing social justice chair urges more equitable campus

August 3, 2021

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Sylvia Spears is set to embark on a new adventure at College Unbound, helping shape what the newly-accredited degree-completion school will look like.  “Being...

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

Nineteen candidates win student government positions in low turnout elections

August 3, 2021

The Student Government Association’s spring 2021 elections turned out just 140 students, the lowest total for a spring elections cycle, where each SGA position is up for grabs, in at least five years. In...

Cheryl Owsley Jackson speaking to the staff of The Harvard Crimson in 2019.

Cheryl Owsley-Jackson to leave Emerson after “less rewarding” experiences

July 26, 2021

Senior Journalist-in-Residence Cheryl Owsley-Jackson will not be returning to Emerson in the fall, and will instead take up a position at Indiana University, her alma mater. Her departure, announced...

Profs. Erika R Williams and Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann

Two Emerson professors take UConn positions

July 26, 2021

Professors Erika R. Williams and Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann will both leave Emerson in the fall and join the faculty of the University of Connecticut, college officials announced last week.   Williams...

The Robert J. Orchard Stage, one of ArtsEmerson’s venues

ArtsEmerson appoints new director of artistic programming

July 24, 2021

Ronee Penoi will be ArtsEmerson’s new director of artistic programming, the theatre group announced Thursday afternoon.  Starting Aug. 2, Penoi will serve as ArtEmerson’s third artistic leader,...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports average of 242 coronavirus cases in last eight days

July 19, 2021

Between July 12 and July 19, Massachusetts reported an average of 242 COVID-19 cases each day. In the same eight-day period, the death toll rose by 13. Cases reached an individual day high of 236 on...

Emerson’s cost of attendance increased from $19,303 per year in 1990 to $67,832 in 2019. Cullen Granzen / Berkeley Staff

Presidential search extended, possibly into fall term

July 16, 2021

Weeks after the departure of former President M. Lee Pelton, Emerson is no closer to announcing his permanent successor, as college officials announced the extension of their presidential search on Friday.  The...

The Dining Center with no indoor seating.

College shifts meal plan options, curtails Board Buck usage

July 16, 2021

Emerson students will have different meal plans to choose from for the fall semester, as the college rolls back changes it says were brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic—including the use of Board Bucks...

Associate Director of Emersons Healing and Advocacy Collective to depart later this month

Associate Director of Emerson’s Healing and Advocacy Collective to depart later this month

July 14, 2021

Greta Spoering, who serves as associate director of Emerson’s Healing & Advocacy Collective, will depart the college on July 23, officials announced Wednesday morning.  Spoering began her current...

Vice President of Enrollment Management Ruthanne Madsen.

Emerson announces interim supervisor of Social Justice Center

July 14, 2021

Vice President of Enrollment Ruthanne Madsen will serve as the interim supervisor of the Social Justice Center beginning Thursday, Interim President William Gilligan announced in an email Tuesday.  Madsen’s...

Former WERS General Manager Jack Casey

Jack Casey leaves WERS after 16 years

July 12, 2021

While Jack Casey may have retired from his role as general manager of Emerson’s WERS radio station, don’t expect the Emerson alumnus to leave the college anytime soon.  Casey, who officially departed...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports average of 85 coronavirus cases in last seven days

July 11, 2021

Between July 5 and July 11, Massachusetts reported an average of 85 COVID-19 cases each day. In the same seven-day period, the death toll rose by 12. Cases reached a seven-day high of 169 on July 9,...

The exterior of Paramount Theater on Washington Street.

Paramount set to house students during fall semester

July 11, 2021

Emerson intends to house students in the Paramount Center Residence Hall during the fall semester, after it was designated as a quarantine and isolation space for the entire 2020-21 academic year.  Paramount...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 31 new coronavirus cases

June 27, 2021

Massachusetts reported 31 new coronavirus cases Sunday, down from the 56 cases reported Saturday. The death toll rose by 1. Cases have fallen below the 100 mark every day since June 13—a mark the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 56 new coronavirus cases

June 26, 2021

Massachusetts reported 56 new coronavirus cases Saturday, down from the 60 cases reported Friday. The death toll rose by 2. Cases have fallen below the 100 mark every day since June 13—a mark the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 60 new coronavirus cases

June 25, 2021

Massachusetts reported 60 new coronavirus cases Friday, down from the 78 cases reported Thursday. The death toll rose by 1. Cases have fallen below the 100 mark every day since June 13—a mark the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 78 new coronavirus cases

June 24, 2021

Massachusetts reported 78 new coronavirus cases Thursday, up from the 68 cases reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 4. Cases have fallen below the 100 mark every day since June 13—a mark the...

Gov. Charlie Baker speaks to the media after receiving a flu shot at a CVS in Roslindale on September 17, 2020 in Boston, MA.

Massachusetts reports 33 new coronavirus cases; reaches vaccination goal

June 22, 2021

On Tuesday, Massachusetts reported 12,888 new vaccinations—bringing the state to its goal of fully vaccinating 4.1 million Massachusetts residents. Gov. Charlie Baker first set the goal in December.  The...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 91 new coronavirus cases

June 19, 2021

Massachusetts reported 91 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a rise from the 71 cases reported Friday. The death toll rose by 6. Cases have fallen below 100 each day in the past week, and have not topped...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 82 new coronavirus cases

June 17, 2021

Massachusetts reported 82 new coronavirus cases Thursday, up from the 56 cases reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 3. Thursday’s report marks the highest cases have reached in the past five...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 56 new coronavirus cases

June 16, 2021

Massachusetts reported 56 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, up from the 55 cases reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 4. Cases statewide have continued to plummet in recent weeks — regularly falling...

Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 55 new coronavirus cases

June 15, 2021

Massachusetts reported 55 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, up from the 44 cases reported Monday. The death toll rose by 2. Tuesday’s report marks the first day cases have topped 50 this week, though...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 44 new coronavirus cases

June 14, 2021

Massachusetts reported 44 new coronavirus cases Monday, up from the 33 cases reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 8. Monday’s report marks the second straight day cases have been under 50 and the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 33 new coronavirus cases — lowest mark to date

June 13, 2021

Massachusetts reported 33 new coronavirus cases Sunday, a significant decline from the 113 cases reported Saturday. No deaths were reported Sunday. Sunday’s report marks the lowest case numbers have...

Governor Charlie Baker takes questions from the media at Mill City BBQ and Brew in Lowell, MA, September 23, 2020.

Massachusetts reports 113 new coronavirus

June 12, 2021

Massachusetts reported 113 new coronavirus cases Saturday, down from the 121 cases reported Friday. The death toll rose by 2. Saturday’s report marks the sixth time this week cases have fallen below...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 121 new coronavirus cases

June 11, 2021

Massachusetts reported 121 new coronavirus cases Friday, up from the 85 cases reported Thursday. The death toll rose by 8. Friday’s report marks the fifth time this week cases have fallen below 200....

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 85 new coronavirus cases

June 10, 2021

Massachusetts reported 85 new coronavirus cases Thursday, down from the 116 cases reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 7. Thursday’s report marks the lowest cases have reached since July 19,...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 116 new coronavirus cases

June 9, 2021

Massachusetts reported 116 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, up from the 100 cases reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 5. Wednesday’s report marks the third time this week cases have been under...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 100 new coronavirus cases

June 8, 2021

Massachusetts reported 100 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, up from the 89 cases reported Monday. The death toll rose by two. Tuesday’s report marks the second time this week cases have been under 200—a...

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