Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Access: Student Disability Union call for reevaluation of Emersons return to in-person instruction plan

Access: Student Disability Union call for reevaluation of Emerson’s return to in-person instruction plan

By Adri Pray, News Editor
February 6, 2022

Emerson’s Access: Student Disability Union proposed a revision to the college’s plan to return to in-person instruction on Jan. 15. The proposal includes a three-week extension of online classes and...

The Office for Civil Rights currently has one open investigation into the college after a parent of a former student alleged that the college discriminated against their son.

Feds investigate college twice since 2017 for disability discrimination

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
May 28, 2020

The federal Office for Civil Rights has investigated the college twice for disability discrimination since 2017 with one case closed in April and the other still open, according to public records obtained...

New student organization discusses disability issues on campus.

New student union helps fill disability activism void on campus

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 12, 2020

Sitting around bags of Hershey's chocolate in one of the fourth-floor rooms of 172 Tremont, members of the new student organization Access Student Disability Union—a space for Emerson students with disabilities...

when you have a chronic disability, the structure of our society fails you often and makes your life harder than it should be. / Illustration by Christine Park

Students with disabilities need clearer housing processes

By Shruti Rajkumar
October 16, 2019

Prior to entering my sophomore year of college, I anticipated that the housing process would be as simple as the one my freshman year. But of course, when you have a chronic disability, the structure...

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