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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

College shifts to pooled testing model

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
October 29, 2021

Emerson introduced a pooled testing model for all community members this week, a process administrators hope will streamline the college’s testing process.  “The College is utilizing this method...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 538 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
May 20, 2021

Massachusetts reported 538 new coronavirus cases Thursday, a rise from the 425 new infections reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 9. Thursday’s report marks the first time this week that cases...

The new awnings installed in the 2B alley.

Awnings installed in 2B Alley

By Patrick Pierce
April 1, 2021

Emerson installed five awnings covering outdoor seating in the 2 Boylston Place alleyway on March 5, in an effort to keep the five tables in the alley available during inclement weather.   The awnings...

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When will I get the vaccine?

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
March 19, 2021

Amid seven new variants of the already malicious novel coronavirus reaching the United States, my fellow Emerson students and I wonder: when will we get the vaccine?  Emerson students have received...

A photo of South Street Diner

Local restaurants navigate reopening under lifted restrictions

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
March 11, 2021

The progressive relaxation of the state’s coronavirus restrictions over the past several weeks cleared the way for Emerson-area restaurants to start returning to normal operations—though the shift...

Students working in a control room for a visual and media arts course.

Emerson announces continuation of hybrid learning through Fall 2021

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 22, 2021

Emerson will continue its “flex learning” program through the Fall 2021 semester, President M. Lee Pelton announced in a Monday morning email.  Fall 2021 will mark the third consecutive term students...

As vaccine rollout trudges along, the Emerson community gets in line

As vaccine rollout trudges along, the Emerson community gets in line

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 11, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to plod along in the state and nation, some members of the Emerson community have gotten one or both of the doses of the two authorized U.S. vaccines, marking...

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