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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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Union members negotiating their collective bargaining agreement last semester. Photo: Beacon Archive.

College hires known union-busting law firm

October 11, 2018

The college retained a new law firm for outside counsel this summer, according to college officials.   Jackson Lewis, a national law firm which specializes in workplace law representation, will act...

Emersons Title IX office.

Title IX office takes down job posting, position remains vacant

October 10, 2018

The Title IX Office removed the job posting for the lead investigator position after two potential candidates for the position took jobs elsewhere, according to college officials. After a nine-month...

Emersons Title IX office.

Lead Title IX position remains vacant

September 6, 2018

The lead investigator position in The Office of Title IX Equity and Access remains vacant despite an eight-month  search. The position opened when Investigator Pamela Ring left the college to pursue...

Sophomore Kathryn Garelli found insects in her lunch from the Dining Center on Wednesday afternoon. Courtesy of Kathryn Garelli.

Eat up, kids. Insects found in Dining Center lunch

April 5, 2018

A student found what appeared to be an insect in their lunch at the Dining Center on Wednesday afternoon. The upstairs station, which serves hot meals, served meat lasagna, broccoli, and garlic bread...

Molli Freeman-Lynde explains DACA to students at a teach-in sponsored by UNITE and The Elma Lewis Center. Photo: Brooke Northup / Beacon Staff

Teach-in on immigration explores policy and personal experience

April 4, 2018

Student activists hosted a teach-in to educate the Emerson community on the complexities of the immigration system and the difficulties of leading an undocumented life on April 2. The teach-in, organized...

As classes get cancelled due to inclement weather, the college is dealing with ways to make up for lost time. Photo: Chris Van Buskirk // Berkeley Beacon

Passover makeup day sparks controversy

March 22, 2018

The college registrar sent out an email Friday afternoon announcing the makeup days for the classes canceled due to last week’s nor’easter—one of which falls on the Jewish holiday of Passover. Passover,...

Only four students enrolled in the Cuba global pathways program for 2019 so the program was canceled . Photo courtesy of Cathleen Cusachs

Cuba Global Pathway cancelled

February 15, 2018

The Education Abroad and Domestic Programs office canceled the Cuba Global Pathway study abroad program for the summer of 2018. Visualizing Cuba is a three-week immersive course exploring the influence...

Vice President for the Social Justice Center Sylvia Spears formed a research group to find data on representation of different demographics at the college. Photo: Beacon Archives

Diversity and Inclusion renamed, to focus on equity

January 25, 2018

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s change to the Social Justice Center reflects an ideological shift within the office, a college official said. “The social justice orientation really builds...

Title IX office searches for new lead investigator

Title IX office searches for new lead investigator

January 18, 2018

The Office of Title IX Equity and Access is looking to replace the college’s lead Title IX Investigator, Pamela Ring, who left the college to pursue private practice in early January. “During...

East Boston is the second most popular neighborhood for off-campus and transfer students.
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Student surge to Eastie raised gentrification concerns

November 1, 2017

An influx of students, from Emerson and elsewhere, are moving to East Boston as rent in other neighborhoods continues to rise and on-campus housing remains scarce and expensive—leading some community...

Valentina Amaro holds up a #ThisIsEmerson sign during the walk out.

Hundreds protest against racism, present demands

October 25, 2017

 More than 300 Emerson students marched into the college's monthly faculty assembly meeting Tuesday, protesting college complacency toward discrimination against students of color. About 80 full-time...

Craig Steven Wilder spoke to the community about systemic oppression at the EPI launch event.
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Emerson Prison Initiative launch pushes for “democratization of education” for prisoners

September 27, 2017

Across the country, states are spending over a million dollars a year on incarceration fees—and sometimes, that’s just for the inmates living within one single census block. This, Craig Steven Wilder...

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