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The Berkeley Beacon

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Pandemic highlights education inequities in the Dominican Republic

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
March 11, 2021

On Feb. 14, the Dominican Republic’s Minister of Education, Roberto Fulcar, affirmed that there is still no set date for the return of students to the classrooms. He said that decision will depend on...

Yes, on the surface, “A” means success, and “F” means failure. But neither of these letters explain the reasons behind a student’s performance. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

There’s no learning in letter grades

By Xinyan Fu, Columnist
November 6, 2019

Last semester, I took the Fundamentals of Speech Communication class everyone is required to take at Emerson. We completed several group speech presentations, solo projects, and impromptu speeches. However,...

Mneesha Gellman invited several of her colleagues to speak at a panel on the Emerson Prison Initiative. Faith Bugenhagen / Beacon Correspondent

Prison Initiative professor encourages participation at panel discussion

By Faith Bugenhagen
October 25, 2019

Founder and Director of Emerson’s Prison Initiative Mneesha Gellman invited three colleagues to the college Oct. 18, to urge Emerson students to become more involved within the initiative.  Gellman...

Children with pursuits that aren’t conventionally academic should not be discouraged from pursuing what they love. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Abandoning creative pursuits in the name of success

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
September 24, 2019

I started playing the piano and taking painting and drawing classes outside of school at age nine. In eighth grade, I studied art history for the first time and aced my final exam on Italian Renaissance...

Beacon Archives

Maintaining student activism surrounding Title IX

By Editorial Board
September 4, 2019

Emerson College has a long, complicated—and, at times, bleak—history with incidents of sexual misconduct and Title IX, the federal civil rights law that regulates gender-based discrimination and harassment...

Ching-Bush cites active communication with students as the most important step in any sanctioning process.  Photo courtesy of Beacon Archives.

Campus life gears student conduct programs towards conversation

By Kaitlyn Bryson
September 27, 2018

The college shaped its alcohol and marijuana peer-led programs around conversation and education rather than punishment. The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct renamed the alcohol education...

When anyone casts their ballot in a normal year, they are fulfilling their civic responsibility as an American citizen. But this November, for the first time in a long time, there is a pandemic plaguing the U.S. during a presidential election. Illustration by Laura King

Making millennial voices matter

By David Fadul
January 28, 2018

In November, transgender rights will be on the ballot. A 2016 law prohibiting discrimination based on gender could be overturned by a veto referendum, due to the concentrated efforts of bigots and...

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