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The Berkeley Beacon

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

Cassandra Martinez / Beacon Staff

12 Hemenway to return to original owner in Fall 2019

By Yiwen Yu / December 2, 2018

The college’s two-year lease on the 12 Hemenway residence hall will end fall 2019 as the college reopens the Little Building following a two-year renovation. 12...

With the opening of the Little Building, pictured here, students will have less chances of winning a spot in the off campus lottery. Photo Courtesy  Beacon Archive.

Chances of students winning the off-campus lottery to decrease

By Ziqi Wang / November 29, 2018

Students hoping to move off-campus prior to their senior year face diminishing chances in the off-campus housing lottery. Students who entered in the...

Colonial Resident Director Michael Barcelo with his 9-year-old Plott hound mix, Benson.

Who let the dogs out? Your Residence Directors

By Ziqi Wang / November 29, 2018

Benson sits in the lobby of the Colonial residence hall with his tail wagging as he eagerly waits for students to enter and say hello. He isn't an average...


Incident Journal

November 25, 2018

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to the Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity...

Cassandra Martinez / Beacon Staff

Heating timer resolved Hemenway temperature problem

By Kieran Bauman / November 30, 2017

The Office of Housing and Residence Life believe they’ve solved 12 Hemenway Residence Hall’s inconsistent heating system—though students have...

The Hemenway shuttle runs from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. every night.

College speeds up shuttle service following delays

By Dylan Rossiter, Emerson '21 / October 18, 2017

A delay that stranded one Hemenway resident for nearly two hours will bring improvements to the school's late-night shuttle service, according to Hemenway...

BPDA approves Fenway lease

By Max Reyes / January 26, 2017

City officials have approved Emerson’s proposal to lease property in Fenway to temporarily house students during campus construction. Earlier this...

Fenway residents protest Hemenway lease

Fenway folks protest Emerson extension

By Nathanael King / September 28, 2016

In a protest last Thursday outside of the Walker Building, about 10 members of the Fenway community voiced their opposition to Emerson’s plans to lease...

Construction of new dorm

College looks to expand campus in response to construction

By Nathanael King / September 12, 2016

When the Little Building closes this summer, the college will lose 748 beds and a dining hall that have been used by students for years. To fill those...