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College focuses on faculty hires over department budget increases

April 18, 2019

The college’s departmental operating budget has not increased in the last seven years, President M. Lee Pelton said in an interview after the Student...

Andrea Popa (center), director of the Office of International Student Affairs, with international students in 2019.

College creates peer mentor program for international students

April 3, 2019

The Office of International Student Affairs and the Office of Housing and Residence Life plan to implement an International Student Peer Mentor program...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

First-year international writing courses to drop “international” label

March 24, 2019

The international sections of the first-year Introduction to College Writing and Research Writing courses for non-native English speakers will no longer...

NETA opened its first recreational shop close to a green line Riverway stop in Brookline. Photo by William Bloxham / Beacon Staff

First recreational cannabis shop to open in greater Boston area

March 21, 2019

New England Treatment Access Brookline location will open on March 23 as the first dispensary to offer non-medicinal cannabis in the greater Boston area....

Junior Camilo Vilaplana created an Emerson chapter of Turning Point USA, a national nonprofit conservative organization. Beacon Archive.

Turning Point USA creates space for conservative views on campus

February 7, 2019

Turning Point USA—a conservative, nonprofit organization commonly found on college campuses across the country—began the recognition process with...

Thousands of fans lined Boylston St. for the Super Bowl parade. Photo by Jacob Seitz / Beacon Staff

Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl victory parade draws students out to celebrate

February 5, 2019

Bostonians lined the streets downtown on Feb. 5 to celebrate the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl victory with a parade. The parade began at...

The college purchased Narcan for each building and the Health and Wellness Center at $91 a unit. Emily Oliver / Beacon Staff

Beacon Breakdown: What happens when someone on campus experiences an opioid overdose?

January 30, 2019

College campuses around the country started taking the initiative to obtain Narcan, a nasal spray used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose,...

The colleges dining center will be providing pre-made meals to students during mandatory quarantine.

Dining Center replaces over 2,000 mugs

January 17, 2019

The Dining Center will not take action to prevent people from stealing mugs for the 2019 spring semester, according to a dining official. Resident...

Senior Associate Vice President for Real Estate Arthur Mombourquette said businesses on the first floor of the Little Building will most likely accept ECCash to attract students. Photo by Tom Bloxham / Beacon Staff

College hires retail broker to bring businesses to Little Building

January 17, 2019

The college hired The Dartmouth Company, a retail broker, to raise interest for five to six available business spaces on the first floor of the Little...

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Warehouse in Somerville now available to VMA majors

January 5, 2019

At the Emerson Prop Warehouse in Somerville, items ranging from old televisions to gladiator shields pile from the floor to the ceiling. The warehouse,...

The Center for Spiritual Life no longer holds weekly meditations in the wake of Harrison Blum’s departure from the college as Campus Chaplain.

Religious programming slows after director leaves

November 8, 2018

Part-time advisors of religious groups on campus assumed more responsibilities to maintain the Center for Spiritual Life following the resignation of...

Samantha Ivery joined the Social Justice Center as the Director of Diversity and Equity Initiatives in September. Photo Courtesy of Rebel Roberts.

New Social Justice Center director to focus on Emerson360 Climate Survey

October 25, 2018

Samantha Ivery joined the Social Justice Center this past September as the new Director of Diversity and Equity Initiatives.   The Social Justice Center left...

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Teach-In on race promotes activism within Emerson

October 15, 2018

Rachel Kuo, an Asian-American scholar and educator, kicked off the third annual Teach-In on Race on Oct. 12 by emphasizing how many movements focusing...

SGA appoints new vice treasurer, commissioners

SGA appoints new vice treasurer, commissioners

September 13, 2018

The Student Government Association appointed two commissioners, the vice treasurer, and the executive secretary at their meeting Tuesday. SGA unanimously...