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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Communications professor Deion Hawkins speaks at a Campus on the Common Podcast live event.

Campus on the Common Live Podcast touches on race, gender, sustainable future

By Lily Schutt
September 29, 2020

The School of Communication held its first ever Campus on the Common LIVE podcast Wednesday to discuss representation among marginalized groups at Emerson in a dialogue between students, faculty, and administration.  Communications...

The entrance to Emersons Walker Building on Boylston St.

A weekly email is not enough

By Editorial Board
August 10, 2020

Throughout the summer, Emerson administration has sent students sporadic emails. In June came the announcement that campus would reopen in late August. A few weeks later, updates on tuition and then dining...

In-person conversations are essential for conflict resolution

In-person conversations are essential for conflict resolution

By Jess Ferguson
February 17, 2020

Texts are an ineffective means of resolving conflict. I was frustrated by one of my friends’ actions. She said mean things about me behind my back, and I needed to confront her about it. I spent 15...

President Pelton met with community members in a round table session after Town Meeting. Jacob Seitz / Beacon Staff

Respect the Marlboro community by maintaining communication

By Editorial Board
November 20, 2019

This Wednesday, President M. Lee Pelton set foot in Marlboro College for the first time since announcing the Marlboro-Emerson merger. Emerson plans to absorb Marlboro's endowment and welcome any interested...

Instead of solving problems and misunderstandings, people now tend to default to an extreme and biased opinion more than ever before. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Is social media creating connection or ruining it?

By Xinyan Fu, Columnist
September 11, 2019

In the early 2010s, an Egyptian man named Khaled Said was tortured to death after being held in police custody. The photo of his death quickly went viral on Facebook and caused widespread outrage in the...

SGA officials call for streamlined communication platforms at college

SGA officials call for streamlined communication platforms at college

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
March 13, 2019

Several Student Government Association members advocated for the college to consolidate its methods of communication to students at the March 12 Joint Session meeting. SGA officials voiced their complaints...

Adding a new course objective and a textbook chapter on ethics, or including a few token readings by diverse authors and speakers, is not enough. Photo Illustration by Cassandra Martinez / Beacon Staff

College needs to add cultural competency to the curriculum

By Lucie Pereira
March 14, 2018

There is only one course that all Emerson undergraduate students must take before they graduate. It’s not research writing or history or world culture—it’s Fundamentals of Speech Communication, or...

Courtesy of Beacon Archives

College releases 2017 climate survey results

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
March 1, 2018

The college released the second Emerson360: Community Climate Survey, which highlighted an apparent lack of communication between senior administration and employees, on Feb. 28. The Climate Survey,...

Consultant examines college-student communication

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
February 5, 2018

The college hired an independent consultant on a one-time contract to analyze communications between students and the administration in the wake of the #ThisIsEmerson protest. Consultant Kristina Smith...

SGA works toward transparency

SGA works toward transparency

By Shafaq Patel
April 13, 2017

The Student Government Association members brainstormed solutions for communication and transparency issues within the organization, like student outreach. “It’s never too late to change things,”...

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