Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Center for Spiritual Life creates COVID-19 vigil for grieving community members

Center for Spiritual Life creates COVID-19 vigil for grieving community members

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
April 15, 2021

In the lobby of 172 Tremont stands a small table adorned with electric candles and stickers with names of people and experiences lost over the past year—a space of reflection and remembrance for Emerson...

A sign showing modified bathroom capacity.

Emerson restrictions lift as cases increase in state

By Charlie McKenna
April 1, 2021

Coronavirus cases are once again on the rise in Massachusetts—topping 2,000 reported in a single day four times in the last week after not clearing that marker since mid-February, a rise that comes amid...

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Campus Center could close early due to minimal usage after midnight

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
January 15, 2020

Operating hours of the 172 Tremont St. campus center remain in question after the college observed minimal student access past midnight.  Director for Campus Centers Josh Hamlin said in a phone interview...

Watch: Students walkthrough The Commons during construction

January 26, 2019

The college does not have a confirmed opening date for The Commons on 172 Tremont St., according to Director of the Campus Center Joshua Hamlin. Hamlin announced in a Nov. 2, 2018 forum...

Interior renovations to 172 Tremont St. will cost the college approximately $3.1 million.  Maia Sperber / Beacon Correspondent

Public records detail $1.1 million increase for 172 Tremont project

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
January 13, 2019

Interior renovations to The Commons at 172 Tremont St. tacked on $1.1 million more than the college initially anticipated, according to City of Boston public records. The college expected to spend...

The college delayed the opening of the fitness center to the fall 2021 semester. Photo by Sabrina Ortiz / Beacon Correspondents

Fitness center to relocate after Little Building completion

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
December 6, 2018

Ethan Young, one of three captains on the baseball team, said he and his teammates use the Fitness Center every day, including 6 a.m. sessions once a week. He said when he was a sophomore living on-campus...

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Organizations receive anticipated timeline for the move to The Commons

By Rice Foster
November 8, 2018

Campus Center Director Joshua Hamlin released an anticipated timeline for the move to The Commons with organization leaders at a Nov. 2 forum. From Nov. 5 to Dec. 19, organizations will go through...

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College applied for final 172 Tremont St. building permit, expected opening in March

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
October 30, 2018

The college is expecting a final building permit authorizing all construction related tasks for The Commons at 172 Tremont St., according to a college official. Director of Construction Management...

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172 Tremont St. renovations still pending building permit approval

By Ziqi Wang
October 21, 2018

The college has still not received a building permit to begin construction on The Commons at 172 Tremont St., according to a college official. Margaret Ings, vice president for government and community...

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Boston Zoning Commision approves 172 Tremont St. renovation

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
September 20, 2018

The college can begin interior renovations on The Commons at 172 Tremont St. after the Boston Zoning Commission unanimously approved the new use of the building on Sept. 12, according to a college official....

Interior construction on The Commons should begin by the end of the week. 
Kyle Bray // Beacon Staff

Bathrooms at 172 Tremont exclusively gender-neutral

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
September 15, 2018

The Commons at 172 Tremont St. exclusively features gender-neutral bathrooms—the first building to do so—according to college officials. The college decided to make bathrooms part of an effort...

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