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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Eric Gordon, executive director of the Engagement Lab and professor

New initiative ‘Transforming Narratives of Gun Violence’ launches two undergraduate courses

By Sophia Pargas
Published December 1, 2021

Emerson’s Engagement Lab is launching a new three-year initiative titled “Transforming Narratives of Gun Violence” in partnership with Massachusetts...

11 undergraduate students of 11 different majors at the college.

Major changes: A year of pandemic learning

Of Emerson’s 3,490 currently enrolled undergraduate students, no two have the same learning experience. Some visual and media arts students handle cameras...

An in-person class session in the Paramount Center.

One year into pandemic learning, professors tired of mixed format

By Frankie Rowley and Alec Klusza
Published March 17, 2021

A year into pandemic, professors—forced to straddle the two modalities of hybrid learning—say the new form has proven onerous, while others have learned...

Although we already live in a digital age, the pandemic made us even more reliant on technology than ever before.

The need for digital knowledge is more important than ever

By Ana Sophia Garcia-Cubas Assemat
Published March 6, 2021

We’ve all heard the short explanation for how computers work: ones and zeroes. There is electricity involved, algorithms, and some processing units that...

Cameron Manning helping students move into Little Building at the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester

Emerson delays start of in-person classes, residence hall move-in schedule, citing COVID surge

By Charlie McKenna
Published December 30, 2020

Emerson will hold the first ten days of spring semester classes online and delay move-in to on-campus residence halls by a week, President M. Lee Pelton...

A meeting of professor Nancy Allens Plagues and Pandemics course in the fall semester.

Hybrid class format earns mixed reviews from students

By Alec Klusza
Published November 30, 2020

On the tail end of Emerson’s first semester under pandemic-era restrictions, students’ reaction to the hybrid model—sold by administrators as a substantive...

A Visual and Media Arts class under COVID-19 safety restrictions.

Saturday classes creating roadblocks for students, professors

By Dana Gerber
Published October 12, 2020

Every weekend, Tim Schwab, a junior, takes the commuter rail home to Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to work as a shift supervisor at Papa Gino’s pizzeria....

The entrance to Emersons Walker Building on Boylston St.

Saturday classes to be held once a month in the fall

By Diana Bravo
Published August 29, 2020

Emerson will hold classes on Saturdays once a month through November this fall to meet federal requirements for maintaining accreditation. Classes will...

Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Students detail which icebreakers caught their attention

Published September 16, 2019

Professors are sometimes guilty of overusing icebreakers in the initial days of a new semester to get to know their classes. But icebreakers don’t always...

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