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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

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True social justice at a college cannot be brought about without its students. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Students of color, others are speaking for us

February 20, 2019

On Nov. 7, 2018, I walked into a meeting about institutional racism at Emerson College and was surprised to see I was the only student of color in the...

Tampons and pads are available for free in some of the restrooms on campus. Photo: Lala Thaddeus / Beacon Staff

Unexpected surprise? Emerson Flows has you covered

March 30, 2018

Sanitary napkins, tampons, and panty liners are now available for free in 35 restrooms across campus. The products first appeared on March 25 in...

The deficit is a result of expected loss of revenue from temporary closure of Little Building. Photo by Shafaq Patel

Emerson declares planned deficit

January 18, 2018

Emerson College intends to spend more money than it earns until 2019 as part of an economic plan to raise funds for construction, a college official...

Faculty poured out into the hallway for more space at the Ad-Hoc Committee on Cultural Competency meeting on Thursday.

Ad-Hoc Committee meeting addresses protest demands

November 8, 2017

Over 100 faculty members, staff, and students gathered to discuss demands of the #ThisIsEmerson student-led protest, many expressing a lack of...

First conservative speaker draws small crowd

October 19, 2017

After year-long contention over how, or if, to invite right-wing voices to campus, the college kicked off its “Conservative Speaker Series” on Thursday,...

New fund to assist low income students with expenses

September 14, 2017

Emerson College created the Student Assistance Fund as a reserve for eligible students who might need help covering subsidiary costs of education, said...

Disability Services Office renamed to reflect changes

September 7, 2017

Emerson’s “Disability Services Office” will now be called “Student Accessibility Services” to reflect an overall shift toward a more social model....

Vice President of Enrollment Management Ruthanne Madsen.

Emerson to drop SAT/ACT requirement

April 5, 2017

Emerson Admission Office has confirmed that it will no longer require standardized test scores for undergraduate applicants starting fall 2018. “We...

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