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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The Office of Financial Aid in the Union Bank Building.

Emerson CARES act funds, an essential pandemic-era lifeline for students, running out

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
October 27, 2020

Emerson has run through almost 90 percent of the $1.3 million in federal assistance it received for emergency student grant funds, which has helped 784 students pay for expenses like food and rent since...

“The point and hope is that [the class] will help prepare students to write any thesis they want,” Honors College Director Wendy Walters said.

Honors Program scholarship increases by $1,000 for freshmen

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
October 2, 2019

The honors program changed its scholarship for first-year and future students, granting them approximately $1,000 more than returning students in the program. Angela Grant, director of financial aid,...

Some members of the Emerson community faced economic and emotional hardship during the 35-day partial government shutdown. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Partial government shutdown interrupted student’s food stamps, family members’ jobs

By Anissa Gardizy
January 27, 2019

Graduate Student Kenya Hunter said she felt lucky the government partially shutdown on Dec. 22 and not any earlier because coming back home to Georgia for winter break allowed her to conserve food stamps. “I...

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