Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Olivia LeDuc

Olivia LeDuc, Assistant News Editor

Olivia LeDuc (she/her) is a journalism student and assistant editor for the campus coverage of The Beacon’s news section. When she’s not reporting, you can find her crocheting or going on yet another long walk in the city.

Latest from Olivia LeDuc
Publishing workers pledge to continue their strike until their demands of higher pay and codifying diversity are met.

HarperCollins strike reminds students of the power of unions

November 16, 2022

Unionized employees from HarperCollins, one of the largest book publishers in the country, began an indefinite strike on Nov. 10 due to frustrations over low wages and lack of diversity within the company.  “It’s...

David Howse, ‘honored’ and ‘humbled,’ named next VP of Institutional Advancement

David Howse, ‘honored’ and ‘humbled,’ named next VP of Institutional Advancement

November 9, 2022

David Howse, an experienced figurehead in organizational and communicative leadership, will become the vice president of Emerson’s Institutional Advancement division, ensuring the continuity of the college’s...

Emerson reinforces BRE findings

Emerson reinforces BRE findings

November 2, 2022

Findings from Emerson’s evaluation from Beyond Racial Equity's comprehensive report determined that inclusivity and accessibility hindrances still block marginalized students' experiences at the college. In...

Sustainability Action Plan progresses with help from working groups

Sustainability Action Plan progresses with help from working groups

October 19, 2022

Emerson refined its pledge to carbon neutrality last month after unveiling the Climate Action Plan. The plan has since moved into its second phase—the formation of working groups.  Emerson committed...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

COVID-19 positive students decry updated protocol

October 5, 2022

Students who contracted COVID-19 this semester feel “frustrated” with the college’s loosened COVID policies, specifically citing the isolate-in-place model that impacted how they experienced isolation. After...

Orange Line Chinatown station

Commuters disappointed with delays a week into the Orange Line’s reopening

September 29, 2022

In the week following the Orange Line's reopening after its 30-day shutdown, many Emerson students and Orange Line riders across Boston feel burdened by delays.  The shutdown, from Aug. 19 to Sept....

Emersons Office of International Student Affairs.

Amigos Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations encourage community

September 28, 2022

Amigos, a student-led cultural organization that aims to foster Latin culture on campus, say that commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month on campus presents an opportunity for students to celebrate and become...

People walking through the intersection of Boylston and Tremont street.

Emerson reaches settlement agreement in Spring 2020 lawsuit

September 26, 2022

Emerson settled a class-action lawsuit regarding its decision to move classes online during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The college agreed to pay $2,060,000 in compensation to students, according...

Orange Line train entering Chinatown station

Orange Line re-opens after month-long shutdown

September 19, 2022

The Orange Line resumed its regular service on Monday after a 30-day closure. The first trains left the Oak Grove and Forest Hills Station at 5:16 a.m., according to an MBTA Twitter post.  For the...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

‘I can’t comprehend how much money I’m paying’: Students react to tuition raise for academic year

September 14, 2022

When Emerson announced it was raising tuition for the 2022-23 academic year, sophomore visual media arts major Elle Mako wondered how she would pay for it. Between the increase and the yen depreciation...

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