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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,508 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 14, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,508 new coronavirus cases Sunday, a decline from the 1,548 new infections reported Saturday. The death toll rose by 30.  Cases in the state have steadily declined over the...

A sign on the window of Emersons coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson denies COVID-19 testing to off-campus students over winter break

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
January 13, 2021

Off-campus students staying in Boston over winter break have not accessed testing through Emerson since Nov. 26.  Those students will have to wait until Jan. 19 to get tested through the college again,...

Emersons testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Massachusetts surpasses 2,000 single day cases

By Charlie McKenna and Chris Lisinski
November 6, 2020

Massachusetts reported 2,038 new coronavirus cases Friday. The total increased from 1,761 cases reported Thursday. The number of deaths fell from 23 to 21.  New infections continue to rise in the state—cases...

Emersons testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Emerson reports one new positive, Massachusetts cases fall

By Charlie McKenna
October 21, 2020

Emerson reported one new positive COVID-19 test result Wednesday out of 796 new tests administered on Oct. 20, leaving the college’s cumulative positive tests since Aug. 6 at 25. Emerson’s cumulative...

Governor Charlie Baker takes questions from the media at Mill City BBQ and Brew in Lowell, MA, September 23, 2020.

Massachusetts reports 744 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna
October 18, 2020

Massachusetts reported 744 new coronavirus cases and 14 deaths Sunday as cases continue to trend up in the state. The day’s positivity rate per people tested was 4 percent, and the test positivity rate...

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 550 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna
October 17, 2020

Massachusetts reported 550 new coronavirus cases and 21 deaths Saturday, as case numbers continue to trend up in the state. The day’s positivity rate per people tested was 7.3 percent, and the test positivity...

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 570 new coronavirus cases

By Charlie McKenna
October 11, 2020

Massachusetts reported 570 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, along with 16 deaths. Sunday’s positivity rate per people tested was 4.2 percent, and the test positivity rate was 2.4 percent. Both metrics are...

Emersons testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Emerson reports no new positives as Massachusetts cases rise

By Charlie McKenna
October 7, 2020

Emerson reported no new positive COVID-19 test results Wednesday out of 663 tests administered on Oct. 6, leaving the college’s cumulative positive tests since Aug. 6 at 19. Emerson’s cumulative testing...

Emersons testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Emerson reports one new positive, 627 new tests

By Charlie McKenna
October 2, 2020

Emerson reported one new positive COVID-19 test result Friday out of 627 total tests, leaving the college’s cumulative positive tests since Aug. 6 at 19. Emerson’s cumulative testing total sits at...

A faculty assembly meeting in January.

Faculty addresses concerns over spring semester schedule, testing regulation

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
September 23, 2020

Professors criticized the administration’s proposed calendar for the spring semester, as well as its COVID-19 data reporting process, during a Faculty Assembly meeting Tuesday afternoon. The complaints...

If the college chooses to have people attending classes in Boston and acknowledges its responsibility to provide testing, it must also bear the burden of the danger this puts our homeless and low-income community members in.

Don’t ignore our “invisible” community as classes resume this fall

By Billy Brodeur
September 2, 2020

Billy Brodeur is a senior studying comedic arts. On a walk to Paramount my sophomore year, I turned a corner and saw my friend Paul slumped on the ground. Paul is a homeless man in his late 60s who...

Emerson has reported 5,093 total tests have been conducted as of Sunday, with five positives, according to the colleges website.

Let off-campus students test somewhere else

By Editorial Board
August 31, 2020

Testing all Emerson students weekly is both a noble goal and a requirement this year. It’s been widely proven that the most effective way to pin down the coronavirus before it spreads—or shortly after...

College to mandate weekly self-swab COVID-19 testing for students in the fall

College to mandate weekly self-swab COVID-19 testing for students in the fall

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
July 16, 2020

Emerson will provide all students with weekly self-swab COVID-19 testing in the fall, along with a baseline test upon arrival to campus, a college official said Thursday night. Tests will be purchased...

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