Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Former Director of Production and Safety Leonard Manzo

Leonard Manzo out as VMA director of production and safety

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
January 28, 2022

Leonard Manzo, longtime director of production and safety at Emerson, will no longer serve in the position as of Jan. 27, according to a Thursday evening email to the Visual and Media Arts department. Manzo,...

The Marlboro Institute for Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies

Emerson launches ‘cluster hire’ for intersectional studies

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
November 11, 2021

A new “cluster hire” initiative at Emerson aims to recruit faculty for newly-created positions in the Visual and Media Arts and Writing, Literature and Publishing departments as well as the Marlboro...

Cristina Kotz Cornejo, the current VMA Chair.

First woman of color VMA Chair prioritizes inclusion, sustainability

By Alec Klusza and Ann E. Matica
March 4, 2021

Since ascending to chair of the Department of Visual & Media Arts in July—becoming the first woman of color to take the helm of the college’s most popular major—Cristina Kotz Cornejo has prioritized...

Freshman William Blackwell Kinney (left), Derek Delson (second from left) and Maxwell Reid created an activity for incoming freshman to participate in during orientation week: a 24 hour screenplay competition.

In lieu of first-year orientation, three students create DIY screenplay competition

By Lucia Thorne
September 23, 2020

After the pandemic pushed traditional freshman orientation into Zoom, new students Maxwell Reid, Derek Delson, and William Blackwell Kinney decided to put together an orientation activity of their own...

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