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Amanda Flower at work in the ECPD office in Nov. 2017

[Photo] Emerson College Police Department app aims to increase safety

January 22, 2020

Amanda Flower at work in the ECPD office in Nov. 2017

Workers painted over the scaffolding in front of Little Building where over over 12 students were publicly accused of sexual assault.

College removes graffiti accusing more than 12 students of sexual misconduct

April 18, 2019

The college does not plan to investigate who posted a list of more than 12 students accused of sexual misconduct onto Little Building’s Boylston Street scaffolding on Thursday, according to a college...

Workers painted over the scaffolding in front of Little Building where over over 12 students were publicly accused of sexual assault.

[Photo] Student activists reject changes recommended by Title IX working group

May 3, 2020

Workers painted over the scaffolding in front of Little Building where over over 12 students were publicly accused of sexual assault.

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

College raises tuition for undergraduate and graduate students

March 21, 2019

Update 5:50 p.m.: This article has been updated to include an emailed statement from Director of Media Relations Michelle Gaseau. The college’s Board of Trustees approved a 4 percent undergraduate...

The Boston Fire Department evacuated East Boston residents following a fire that ignited at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the New England Casket Company. Photo by Anissa Gardizy

Photos: East Boston residents evacuate following 9-alarm fire

March 16, 2019

The Boston Fire Department ordered evacuations in an East Boston neighborhood on March 15 after a massive fire broke out from a casket company on Bennington Street at approximately 3:30 p.m. One student...

About 35 students come from areas affected by the California wildfires. Photo courtesy of Jesse Fulton

California students grieve shooting, wildfire destruction

November 14, 2018

Freshman Jake Mouchawar walked from his Paramount dorm to Boston Common without his phone on Thursday. He wanted to clear his head after hearing news of the Thousand Oaks shooting that occurred a nine-minute...

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Students from Southern California rattled by Thousand Oaks shooting

November 9, 2018

The college offered support to students from Southern California on Thursday following a mass shooting, less than two weeks after Jewish students grappled with a separate massacre in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Associate...

About 70 staff union members lined the hallway elbow-to-elbow on the lower level of the Max Mutchnick Campus Center while college administrators entered room L-151 for a contract negotiation with the union’s bargaining committee in April. Chris Van Buskirk / Beacon Archive.

College rolls out demands from staff union

October 10, 2018

The college began distributing the demands and benefits listed in the collective bargaining agreement or contract with Emerson’s staff union after ratification this summer. The Service Employees...

Three Emerson students planned and led a protest against Judge Brett Kavanaughs nomination to the Supreme Court. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Student Facebook event turns viral

October 4, 2018

Senior Erin Swauger said she sobbed after watching nine hours of the Supreme Court committee hearing on Sept. 27 for the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who faces multiple sexual assault allegations...

“[Global Pathways] is something I think Emerson is really proud of. It’s something that I think is unique to us, College Official Corey Blackmar said.

Emerson opens global portals in Switzerland, Spain, Hong Kong

September 19, 2018

The college plans to roll out more dual degree programs in campuses outside of the United States within the next two years in an effort to internationalize the Emerson brand. The prospective campuses...

Students at the pre-orientation went to Franklin Park in Jamaica Plain on an intercultural tour of Boston. Photo courtesy of Christopher Henderson-West.

Students of color find community in new pre-orientation program

September 6, 2018

The office of intercultural student affairs rolled out a new pre-orientation program this year for students of color, according to the department’s website. The college opened the free program to...

Content on Median can be downloaded or saved onto Panopto, Emersons newest video streaming program.

Median content expires June 1

April 30, 2018

Content uploaded to video streaming program Median will be erased once Instructional Technology Group decommissions the service on June 1. Panopto will continue to operate as the college’s principal...

Justin Pham, freshman journalism major, purchased his HP laptop before hearing about the CreativityKit requirements. Photo: Cassandra Martinez / Berkeley Beacon

CreativityKits costs continue with class of 2022

April 19, 2018

Class of 2022 journalism students will have to purchase a $1,500 MacBook Pro as part of a journalism initiative, according to Department Chair Janet Kolodzy. In 2016, the journalism department piloted...

Acceptance rate drops to 36 percent

Acceptance rate drops to 36 percent

April 19, 2018

The college dropped its acceptance rate to 36 percent from 46 percent last year after receiving a record-high number of applications for the 2018-2019 school year, President M. Lee Pelton said.   “Just...

Interior construction on The Commons should begin by the end of the week. 
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New building fails to qualify as green building

April 16, 2018

The 172 Tremont St. building, acquired by the college in November, will not meet environmental standards to qualify as a green building. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a rating system...

Billy Collins, a renowned American poet, will speak at the class of 2018 commencement in May. Photo courtesy of Michelle Gaseau.

U.S. poet to speak at undergraduate commencement

April 11, 2018

The college named Billy Collins, the former official poet of the United States under the George W. Bush administration, to deliver the undergraduate class of 2018 commencement address this May.   Collins,...

Alejandro Ramírez, left, and Manuela Meneses, right, show their findings from South Fronteras, a Mobility Movilidad project in East Boston. Photo by Maya Gacina

Colombian artists map their way through East Boston

April 10, 2018

In the fifth Proyecto Boston Medellín exhibition, South Fronteras, artists unearthed maps, photographs, and stories of East Boston residents with similar traits—both are Colombian and living in areas...

The Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services Office in the Union Bank Building.

ECAPS overwhelmed by student demand

April 5, 2018

Freshman Lia Kim applied to Emerson in part because she heard the campus had less stigma around mental health. She said her family is Korean-American, a culture she said validates only physical pain as...

The college canceled classes after 2 p.m. because of a snow storm. Photo by Chris van Buskirk / Beacon Staff

What does it take to get a snow day?

March 22, 2018

A nor’easter predicted to drop upwards of a foot of snow loomed over Boston Tuesday, March 13. Emerson students and faculty members waited by their phones, wondering if they’d have to travel to campus...

Neighbors of 12 Hemenway don’t see Emerson’s community partnership since moving last year. Photo: Zivah Solomon /  Beacon Correspondent

Community Impact: 12 Hemenway strikes out with Fenway residents

March 1, 2018

This is an ongoing series dedicated to exploring the college’s impact on neighboring communities. Fenway residents say they have yet to see the benefits Emerson College promised last year in an...

Boston’s Chinatown is rapidly gentrifying and institutions are playing a part. Photo: Cassandra Martinex / Beacon Staff

Community Impact: Students distant from neighbors in Chinatown

February 22, 2018

This is an ongoing series dedicated to exploring the college’s impact on neighboring communities. Sophomore Stacey Wong grew up going to Chinatown for dim sum every Saturday and...

The Barnes and Nobles at Emerson College on Boylston St.

‘Emerson Lions’ to be phased off of merchandise

January 30, 2018

The “Emerson Lions” phrase will not appear on the new merchandise sold in Barnes & Noble at Emerson as a result of the company’s decision, an assistant store manager said. The lionshead...

Signs similar to these were implemented at ELA. Photo: Justin Scott Johnson/Berkeley Beacon.

LA campus adds gender-neutral restroom signs

January 25, 2018

Emerson’s Los Angeles campus received a shipment of eight new stickers from the Boston campus that state: “Gender diversity is welcome here. Please use the restroom that best fits your identity.”...

Kasteel Well to designate new gender-neutral bathrooms

Kasteel Well to designate new gender-neutral bathrooms

January 25, 2018

  The Kasteel Well campus in the Netherlands will soon install gender-inclusive restroom signs, similar to the signage on the Boston campus. Bathrooms at Kasteel Well are gender-neutral, but...

Freshman journalism majors lack tech resources

December 7, 2017

While first-year journalism enrollment increased by 27 percent this year, most of the department budget went toward salaries for new teachers in the 100-level classes. According to the Journalism Department...

Amanda Flower is one of two female employees in the Emerson College Police Department.
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ECPD lacks gender diversity

November 30, 2017

This year, two of the 28 people employed in the Emerson College Police Department are women. The department employed just one woman last year and has gone without women in the past. “This...

Board of Advisors to champion departments, co-curriculars

November 2, 2017

Joshua Wachs ‘87 started an initiative last month to allow members from the Board of Advisors, a governing body which aims to connect Emerson students and faculty to outside industries, to self-appoint...

CreativityKit costs climb

September 21, 2017

The journalism department required that incoming students purchase an over $1,600 model of Macbook Pro, while last year’s freshmen received Macbook Air for free for one year.  Paul Niwa, assistant...

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