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An elevator on campus.

Audio cues installed in elevators after student push for campus accessibility

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
February 25, 2021

More than a year after a student filed an accessibility request to install audio cues in on-campus elevators, which would announce the direction the elevator is moving and the floor it is on, Emerson added...

President M. Lee Pelton and Chief Financial Officer Paul Dworkis announced a 10 percent reduction to executive leadership salaries amongst other financial cuts to help mitigate the colleges projected losses related to COVID-19, in a virtual faculty forum on Thursday.

Administration plans initial round of up to $26 million in budget cuts

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
June 29, 2020

Administrators introduced a series of cuts to executive leadership salaries and other expenditures totaling at least $26 million at a faculty forum Thursday, in an effort to mitigate the college's impending...

Students trapped in an elevator are encouraged to try and contact friends outside, and bang on the doors as a last resort. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

What should students do in an elevator entrapment?

By Flora Li
March 20, 2019

Five elevator entrapments occurred in the first two and a half months of spring 2019, and nine at the end of fall 2018, according to incident journals provided by the Emerson College Police Department....

ECPD responded to three Paramount elevator incidents in one week. Annissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Reports of on-campus elevator entrapments spike

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
October 18, 2018

The college’s police department helped release students from on-campus elevators in six separate incidents this semester. Half of those incidents involved elevators in the Paramount residence hall. The...

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