Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Bags of food in the Dining Center waiting to be delivered to quarantined and isolated students.

Students who test positive experience disorganized isolation periods

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Editor
January 27, 2022

With COVID-19 cases on campus reaching their highest levels since the outbreak of the pandemic, a high volume of students have been admitted into Emerson’s on-campus isolation. For some, the college’s...

A sign on the window of Emersons coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson reports ten new positives in five days

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
September 25, 2021

Emerson has reported ten new positive COVID-19 tests since Sept. 20 on the Boston campus, raising the college’s cumulative positive tests to 48.  The ten positive tests come from 3,994 tests administered...

The Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym

Emerson reports highest COVID spike to date, reportedly traced to athletic teams

By Charlie McKenna and Dana Gerber
April 3, 2021

Emerson reported 15 new positive COVID-19 tests on Saturday split over two days of testing—just two days after an email from the college warned of increased spread. The spread now appears to have originated...

Paramount Building in snow.

Lack of communication leaves students in campus quarantine housing in the dark

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 25, 2021

Several students who spent time in Emerson’s quarantine housing during the spring semester have reported inconsistent protocol communication, faulty facilities, and meager food provisions—painting...

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,679 new coronavirus cases

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 19, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,679 new coronavirus cases Friday, a drop from the 1,803 new infections reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 36.  On Feb. 16, the state reported 967 cases, the first time...

People walking on Boylston Street.

Student experiences reveal a chasm between on- and off-campus isolations

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
February 4, 2021

For four days in September, off-campus student Devin Davis-Lorton received little communication from the college after testing positive for COVID-19. Only after sending 49 emails to the Office of Student...

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