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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Positive COVID-19 tests rising on campus, mirroring statewide trend

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 18, 2021

In the ten-day period since Nov. 8, Emerson reported 13 new positive COVID-19 tests—a marked increase in overall infections mirroring worsening cases in Massachusetts.  Though daily case numbers...

Emerson discloses bulk safety supply purchases, faculty and staff testing details

Emerson discloses bulk safety supply purchases, faculty and staff testing details

By Charlie McKenna
August 12, 2020

Emerson has purchased personal protective equipment and safety supplies in bulk for the coming semester, officials announced Monday afternoon. Included in those purchases are 3,300 face coverings, including...

Emerson follows federal policy and bans cannabis on college campuses but the policies concerning CBD are less clear. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

College attempts to nail down CBD policies on campus

By Faith Bugenhagen
October 5, 2019

College administrators hope to determine campus policies regarding the usage of cannabidiol—commonly known as CBD oil—by mid-semester as the substance is currently grouped with the college’s cannabis...

student affairs

Housing office staff copes with five vacancies

By Chelsea Gibbons
September 25, 2019

Multiple administrative vacancies in the Office of Community Standards and the Office of Housing and Residential Education over the last year have forced administrators to adjust the structure of the departments...

The EVVYs welcome students into their new office space in 172 Tremont St. Christopher Van Buskirk / Beacon Staff

172 Tremont opens with new collaborative student spaces

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
September 2, 2019

Emerson College’s new multipurpose building at 172 Tremont St. officially opened on Monday—the building was under construction, and the opening was delayed for most of spring 2019. Approximately...

The new default meal plan—the Majestic Plan—comes with unlimited swipes and 150 Board Bucks.
Photo by Cullen Granzen // Beacon Staff

New default meal plan to feature unlimited swipes, fewer board bucks

By Anissa Gardizy and Tomas Gonzalez
March 27, 2019

The college changed the default meal plan to include unlimited meal swipes and 150 Board Bucks for the fall 2019 semester, according to a college official. Associate Dean for Campus Life Erik Muurisepp...

Watch: East Boston fire destroys family-owned business

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
March 16, 2019

The Boston Fire Department ordered evacuations in an East Boston neighborhood on March 15 after a massive fire broke out from a family-owned casket company on 1411 Bennington St. at about 3:30 p.m. The...

The Boston Fire Department evacuated East Boston residents following a fire that ignited at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the New England Casket Company. Photo by Anissa Gardizy

Photos: East Boston residents evacuate following 9-alarm fire

By Maya Gacina
March 16, 2019

The Boston Fire Department ordered evacuations in an East Boston neighborhood on March 15 after a massive fire broke out from a casket company on Bennington Street at approximately 3:30 p.m. One student...

East Boston residents were evacuated after a nine-alarm fire broke out at approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 15. Photo by Anissa Gardizy

Live Updates: 9-alarm fire breaks out in East Boston

March 15, 2019

The Boston Fire Department ordered evacuations in East Boston on March 15 after a massive fire broke out from a casket company on Bennington Street at approximately 3:30 p.m. The BFD allowed residents...

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...

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