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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 Hemenway will return to its original...

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 2016 and 2017 fall semesters were offered the opportunity...

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 28, 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 resident of Colonial—he plays a different...


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 but not for content. Monday, Nov. 12 The...

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 mixed feelings. Associate Dean for Campus Life...

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 Residence Director Matthew Carney. In a firestorm...

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 month, the Boston Planning & Development Agency...

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 a residential building to house 115 students...

Construction of new dorm

College looks to expand campus in response to construction

By Nathanael King
September 11, 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 needs, Emerson is creating and renting new spaces. The new...

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