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

The Berkeley Beacon

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

The Berkeley Beacon

Katherine Cressman

Katherine Cressman, News Co-Editor

Katherine Cressman is a sophomore journalism major from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and serves as the Beacon's News Editor and beat reporter for SGA. On campus, she is the Secretary for Xi Gamma Nu and the President of Achoired Taste. When she is not writing, you can find her playing tennis or watching cat videos on TikTok. To keep up with Katherine and her work, visit her website or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Latest from Katherine Cressman
Students left messages on the face of the Ansin building using sticky notes and posters, with the signatures of over 1,000 Emerson students who want ECSU to negotiate a contract with the college on their behalf. (Bryan Hecht/Beacon Staff)

On May Day, protesters gather in Boston Common, 2B Alley, and outside Emerson’s Ansin Building

Over 100 protesters marched through the Boston Common and on campus Wednesday afternoon in honor of May Day and in response to the college’s restrictions...

SGA unanimously votes no confidence in Bernhardt and officially calls for his resignation

SGA unanimously votes no confidence in Bernhardt and officially calls for his resignation

By Katherine Cressman, News Co-Editor / April 27, 2024

The Student Government Association (SGA), during its last general assembly meeting on Friday, unanimously passed a resolution calling on President Jay...

SGA to hold vote of no confidence and call for President Jay Bernhardt to resign

SGA to hold vote of no confidence and call for President Jay Bernhardt to resign

By Katherine Cressman, News Co-Editor / April 25, 2024
Members of Emerson's Student Government Association (SGA) will hold a vote of no confidence and call for President Jay Bernhardt's resignation at their meeting on Friday, April 26 at 1 p.m. in the Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center.
Boston Police Officers gathered in the Massachusetts Transportation Building on Thursday, April 25. (Nick Peace for the Beacon)

DEVELOPING STORY: The latest on 2 Boylston Place ‘Popular University Encampment’

May 1 by 7:00 p.m. - All sticky notes have been removed from Ansin Building May 1 at 4:40 p.m. - Protesters disperse from outside Ansin Building May...

Emerson College to integrate AI into classrooms

Emerson votes sophomore Nandan Nair as next Executive President of SGA

By Katherine Cressman, News Co-Editor / April 24, 2024

Next year’s Internal Affairs board will see Nandan Nair as executive president, Kayla Armbruster as executive vice president, and Oliver Katz as executive...

Emerson College to integrate AI into classrooms

‘SGA should set an example for other organizations’: SGA cuts own budget, approves annual budget requests

By Katherine Cressman, News Co-Editor / April 14, 2024

In a shift away from last week’s meeting, which featured President Jay Bernhardt's attendance and a discussion surrounding the March 22 arrests, the...

Emerson College to integrate AI into classrooms

‘This has changed my focus’: President Bernhardt attends SGA meeting

By Katherine Cressman, News Co-Editor / April 3, 2024
The Student Government Association (SGA) did not hold its scheduled meeting on Friday, March 22, following the arrests of 13 students outside the Cutler Majestic Theatre during President Jay Bernhardt’s inauguration.
From left, Amy Ansell, dean of Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies, Mneesha Gellman, founder and director of Emerson Prison Initiative, and Mac Hudson, an EPI alumnus, discuss the impact of expanding access to an Emersonian education to incarcerated people in Massachusetts at the EPI alumni panel held in the Bill Bordy Theater on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. (Yufei Meng/Beacon Staff)

Bernhardt’s inauguration features Emerson Prison Initiative, emphasizes advocacy

By Katherine Cressman, News Co-Editor / March 27, 2024

The Emerson Prison Initiative (EPI) hosted a panel on March 20 as a part of the many events leading up to the inauguration of President Jay Bernhardt.  EPI...

Emerson College to integrate AI into classrooms

SGA faces a total of $1.3 million in annual budget requests

By Katherine Cressman, News Co-Editor / March 4, 2024

The Student Government Association will hold annual budget request meetings beginning next week, where they will meet with organizations who are requesting...

Emerson College to integrate AI into classrooms

President Bernhardt plans to integrate AI into Emerson classrooms

By Katherine Cressman, News Co-Editor / February 28, 2024
The Student Government Association’s Feb. 25 meeting focused largely on President Jay Bernhardt’s plan to integrate artificial intelligence into Emerson’s classrooms.
Emerson College to integrate AI into classrooms

SGA debates WECB appeal, citing low appeals budget as cause for concern

By Katherine Cressman, News Co-Editor / February 20, 2024

The Student Government Association must make difficult decisions on which budget appeals to pass before their March deadline, a fact that was undeniable...

Emerson College to integrate AI into classrooms

SGA begins approval process for annual budget request appeals

By Katherine Cressman, News Co-Editor / February 13, 2024

In the first wave of approving annual budget request appeals, the Student Government Association’s general assembly approved two appeals to supply funds...

Emerson College to integrate AI into classrooms

SGA faces student organization appeals worth double allocated budget

By Katherine Cressman, News Co-Editor / February 7, 2024

Nandan Nair, the Student Government Association's (SGA) executive treasurer, opened the Feb. 2 meeting with an alarming issue that will shape many of the...

“Things are looking a lot better”: Sustainability Coordinator Jacqui Moy joins Emerson’s sustainability team

“Things are looking a lot better”: Sustainability Coordinator Jacqui Moy joins Emerson’s sustainability team

By Katherine Cressman, News Co-Editor / February 6, 2024

The Emerson Dining Hall trash cans frequently hold the wrong kind of waste. Whether it be a banana peel in the recycling bin or plastic water bottles in...