Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

A view of Emersons campus buildings from the Boylston St. sidewalk.

Virtual admissions process hopes to attract prospective students

By Mark Emmons
October 29, 2020

In a typical year, the fall and winter months bring prospective Emerson students, eager to tour the college’s flagship campus, to downtown Boston. For some, it's their first time in the city. For all,...

Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Hold university administrations accountable this application season

By Editorial Board
October 23, 2019

In March, the Federal Bureau of Investigations exposed over a dozen celebrities who bought their children's acceptance into the country’s most prestigious colleges. With the help of college counseling...

Sienna DiMuro received her acceptance letter to Emerson on Dec. 14, 2018. Courtesy of Sienna DiMuro

High school senior accepted to Emerson after overcoming homelessness

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
March 20, 2019

Sienna DiMuro moved into a homeless shelter during her freshman year of high school in January 2016. As a high school senior in December 2018, she received her acceptance letter to the visual and media...

Schools should judge students on the qualities they can control and nothing else. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Admitting students for more than their race

By Ziqi Wang
November 8, 2018

Last August, several Asian-American students who Harvard rejected during fall 2018 filed a lawsuit accusing the institution for discriminating against Asian-Americans. They claimed Harvard holds higher...

Junior journalism major Alejandra Zimmermann recruits students of color as a Diversity Outreach Intern.

Admissions interns work toward undergraduate inclusivity

By Kaitlyn Bryson
December 7, 2017

The Undergraduate Admission Office’s new Diversity Outreach Interns worked on recruiting more students of color to the college through outreach to local and national communities this semester. Emerson...

Load More Stories

Comments (0)

The Berkeley Beacon intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. The Berkeley Beacon requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.
All The Berkeley Beacon Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest