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Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The Emerson College staff union logo.

Letter to the Editor: Open Letter to the Emerson Community

By The Emerson Staff Union
October 26, 2022

Last week we reached out to the Board of Trustees and asked to meet. Our prolonged contract negotiation with management has hit a wall and we’re heading to mediation. We hoped that they would hear us...

The Emerson College staff union logo.

Letter to the Editor: Letter to the Board of Trustees

By The Emerson Staff Union
October 23, 2022

Dear Members of the Board of Trustees, We, the Emerson Staff Union, would like to request a meeting with Board members next week to address the College’s ongoing staffing crisis. We will also be inviting...

Emerson’s cost of attendance increased from $19,303 per year in 1990 to $67,832 in 2019. Cullen Granzen / Berkeley Staff

Presidential search extended, possibly into fall term

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
July 16, 2021

Weeks after the departure of former President M. Lee Pelton, Emerson is no closer to announcing his permanent successor, as college officials announced the extension of their presidential search on Friday.  The...

A fall 2020 Student Government Association meeting.

SGA appoints representatives to administrative boards

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
September 26, 2020

The Student Government Association appointed five representatives to four college committees during their fourth Student Assembly meeting of the fall semester on Tuesday.  SGA appointed one of its...

Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley looks on as a speaker addresses an audience of Marlboro College students, alumni, and residents on Dec. 14, 2019.

Emerson-Marlboro deal waiting for AG approval

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
June 27, 2020

The Marlboro College Board of Trustees officially approved The Emerson-Marlboro merger on Friday, Marlboro President Kevin Quigley said in a Zoom meeting Saturday, and the deal now awaits approval from...

Letter: False assumptions

Letter: False assumptions

By Christopher Stetson Wilson, Administrative Associate to Chair, Journalism Department
June 17, 2020

Christopher Stetson Wilson is the administrative associate to the chair of Emerson’s Journalism Department. Wilson is also an Emerson graduate student studying creative writing. Claire Rodenbush’s...

The Marlboro College Board of Trustees met over Zoom Saturday morning to discuss the merger deal.

Emerson to receive $22 million in Marlboro merger

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
May 16, 2020

Emerson College will receive only an estimated $22 million out of the estimated $27 million of Marlboro College’s endowment when the Emerson-Marlboro merger is complete, Marlboro officials said Saturday. In...

“He contributed tremendously to both the Emerson and the Boston community in general, Sandra Goldfarb said.

Emerson alumni and Trustee remembered for his public relations legacy

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
April 8, 2020

Chairman and CEO Larry Rasky ‘78 managed Rasky Partners by walking around instead of staying in his office, his colleague Sandra Goldfarb explained. She said she’ll miss their funny and lively conversations...

Letter: A response to the Marlboro Board of Trustees

Letter: A response to the Marlboro Board of Trustees

By T. Hunter Wilson, Marlboro College Faculty Emeritus
January 25, 2020

If you would like to send a letter to The Beacon please email letters@berkeleybeacon.com. Letters for print must be sent by Wednesday, 6 p.m. EST and not exceed 200 words.  The Marlboro College Board...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

College raises tuition for undergraduate and graduate students

By Maya Gacina
March 21, 2019

Update 5:50 p.m.: This article has been updated to include an emailed statement from Director of Media Relations Michelle Gaseau. The college’s Board of Trustees approved a 4 percent undergraduate...

SGA Executive President Jess Guida appointed herself as the board of trustees representative without a vote. Photo courtesy of Beacon Archives.

SGA president overrides voting precedence

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
December 6, 2018

Student Government Association Executive President Jess Guida appointed herself as the board of trustees representative without a vote at a Sept. 18 joint session meeting. In an interview with the Beacon,...

Two members of the student organization Earth Emerson.

College considers fossil fuel divestment

By Andrew Stanton
November 1, 2018

The Board of Trustees Investment Committee agreed to withdraw, or divest, part of the college’s endowment from unknown fossil fuel companies in an October meeting with the environmental organization...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Events on campus: Oct. 15-20

By Cassandre Coyer
October 14, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page. The Beacon Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out...

Students fees to fund student leadership scholarship

Students fees to fund student leadership scholarship

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
March 24, 2018

The Student Government Association discussed plans for a student-leader scholarship funded in part by the appeals account on March 20.     While most of the specifics of the grant are still under...

Courtesy of Earth Emerson

#DivestEmerson calls for end to college fossil fuel investments

By Stefania Lugli
March 1, 2018

Earth Emerson launched a second attempt at convincing the college’s Board of Trustees to withdraw investments, or divest, from fossil fuel companies. The revitalized effort spurred from concern about...

SGA Board of Trustees Representative Raz Moayed plans to deliver a presentation based on student concerns to the Board of Trustees on March 9. Chris Van Buskirk // Berkeley Beacon

SGA discusses plan for Board of Trustees meeting

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
February 7, 2018

The Student Government Association’s Board of Trustee representative wanted to know if SGA members had seen any change in their respective programs in response to the  #ThisIsEmerson protest on...

SGA selects Board of Trustees representative

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
September 21, 2017

The Student Government Association moved Tuesday to appoint new commissioners in various divisions of student life and the SGA representative to the Board of Trustees.  Three members of SGA, sophomore...

Students in the dark on tuition hike specifics

By Bret Hauff, Emerson '17
April 5, 2017

Emerson’s Board of Trustees has approved another tuition increase for the next academic year. If you didn’t know this already, it’s no fault of your own. The college never directly notified students. “Typically...

SGA talks concerns, elects two officers

SGA talks concerns, elects two officers

By Shafaq Patel
February 9, 2017

The Student Government Association considered student concerns about career services, sustainability, and resources to present to the Board of Trustees. Gabriela Kula, executive vice president, mentioned...

SGA funds Mercutio Troupe

SGA funds Mercutio Troupe

By Shafaq Patel
October 27, 2016

The Student Government Association granted an appeal Tuesday to Mercutio Troupe for its production of Into the Woods and reviewed discussions with the Board of Trustees. Katherine Shaver, Mercutio Troupe’s...

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