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ECPD responds to campus security bypass

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
March 16, 2022

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Feb. 28 ECPD...

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ECPD provides medical assistance, responds to trespassers

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
March 2, 2022

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Tuesday Feb. 22  ECPD...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Medical aid provided to two students, window in Union Bank Building found damaged

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 28, 2022

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, January 17 Following...

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
October 20, 2021

Police arrested a male suspect at Emerson’s Rotch Field on Tuesday evening, after an hours-long standoff closed the South End athletic grounds as well as much of the surrounding neighborhood. The...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Medical aid provided to two students, marijuana-like substance confiscated from MAX Cafe

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
September 22, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Sept. 13  ECPD...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

ECPD faces backlash for social media posts on autism

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 7, 2021

Content Warning: This article discusses harmful and ableist stereotypes against autistic people, violence against autistic people and disabled people, and includes harmful and ableist photographs posted...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Stolen property and contraband found in Little Building

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 24, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Tuesday, Feb. 16 ECPD...

Police officers stand outside the Massachusetts State House.

Boston, Emerson police brace for Inauguration Day

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 15, 2021

In preparation for potential demonstrations, Boston police plan to increase security near Emerson’s campus in the days in preparation for potential violence on inauguration day.  BPD plans to increase...

Amanda Flower at work in the ECPD office in Nov. 2017

Campus police, health center staff will receive vaccine months ahead of students and faculty

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 11, 2021

Emerson College Police Department officers and Center for Health and Wellness staff will receive COVID-19 vaccines as part of Phase One of the Massachusetts Vaccination plan, with the rest of the Emerson...

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How to protect yourself in the streets of Boston

By Melissa Rosales, Podcast Producer
January 25, 2020
Producer Melissa Rosales explores safety tips on protecting yourself in the streets
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Incident Journal: Elevators trap 16 students in two weeks

December 16, 2019

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to the Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content   Tuesday, Nov....

ECPD set up the drop box for students to dispose of prescription or over the counter medications. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

ECPD introduces medication disposal box

By Sydney Havens
September 10, 2019

The Emerson College Police Department installed a drop off box during the summer intended for the safe disposal of prescription and over the counter medications. ECPD Chief Robert Smith said the drop...

The Straight Pride Parade will begin at Copley Square and head towards the college on Boylston Street. Anissa Gardizy/Beacon Staff

Straight Pride Parade Passing Emerson on Move-In Weekend

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
August 22, 2019

President Pelton released a statement on Wednesday, August 28. Read the most recent coverage here.  President M. Lee Pelton plans to release a statement in the following days ahead of the Boston Straight...

An individual removes a sign criticizing the college for its handling of sexual misconduct from Little Buildings scaffolding. Ziqi Wang / Beacon Staff

Administration issues plans to address sexual misconduct on campus

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
April 22, 2019

President M. Lee Pelton told the student body on April 22 that he will form a working group of students, faculty, and senior administrators in Fall 2019 to examine current practices surrounding sexual...

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Incident Journal

April 10, 2019

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to the Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Tuesday, April 2 An...

The student was assaulted in front of Barnes & Noble at Emerson. Beacon Archive

Student injured in assault on Boylston Street

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
April 9, 2019

An unidentified person assaulted an Emerson student walking towards the Boylston Place Alley on Boylston Street Monday evening, according to the Emerson College Police Department. At approximately...

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Boston Fire Department extinguishes dumpster fire behind campus

By Anissa Gardizy
February 14, 2019

The Boston Fire Department extinguished a dumpster fire in Allen’s Alley behind Little Building on Thursday after students smelled smoke in multiple college buildings around 3:30 p.m. No injuries were...

Thousands of fans lined Boylston St. for the Super Bowl parade. Photo by Jacob Seitz / Beacon Staff

Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl victory parade draws students out to celebrate

By Hanna Marchesseault and Daniela Lobo-Rivera
February 5, 2019

Bostonians lined the streets downtown on Feb. 5 to celebrate the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl victory with a parade. The parade began at 11 a.m. at the Hynes Convention Center and ended...

Students and Boston residents flood the Common after the Patriots 6th Superbowl victory. Photo by Chris Van Buskirk / News Editor

Students celebrate Patriots victory with canceled classes

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
February 5, 2019

President M. Lee Pelton canceled the majority of Feb. 5 classes because of the New England Patriots' Super Bowl parade crowds. All classes starting between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. are canceled. Classes...

ECPD Chief Robert Smith (right) said he expects the Super Bowl parade to take place either Tuesday or Wednesday. Hongyu Liu / Beacon Correspondent

ECPD prepares security measures for potential Super Bowl parade

By Hongyu Liu, Multimedia Managing Editor
February 3, 2019

The Emerson College Police Department plans to lock down the college campus and monitor the Little Building for trespassers in the event of a Super Bowl parade this week. ECPD Chief Robert Smith said...

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