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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson students having classes.

Gender disparity persists in admissions, enrollment

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
September 30, 2021

Emerson is one of many institutions across the country that is seeing an increasing disparity in higher education enrollment numbers—as female populations at colleges and universities continue a steady...

The Emerson Los Angeles campus.

ELA campus fully shuttered once more, classes to start remotely as planned

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
January 3, 2021

Emerson’s Los Angeles program will begin remotely on Jan. 21 amid escalating COVID-19 cases and a failure to acquire permission from L.A. County to reopen residence halls. The program’s spring semester...

President M. Lee Pelton.

Pelton examines pandemic, ‘flex’ learning, and the future in annual State of the College address

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
November 23, 2020

Amid a spiraling pandemic that Emerson administrators once warned may financially devastate the college, President M. Lee Pelton released his annual State of the College address Friday, praising the college’s...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St.

College expects rise in in-person spring enrollment

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
November 1, 2020

Emerson administrators anticipate a “modest increase” in undergraduate enrollment in the college’s in-person classes this spring semester.  Out of 2,900 undergraduate students that filled out...

Letter: Ruthanne Madsen, VP of Enrollment, responds to Gina Martin article

Letter: Ruthanne Madsen, VP of Enrollment, responds to Gina Martin article

By Ruthanne Madsen
September 4, 2020

The Office of Financial Aid at Emerson College is devoted to providing access to education for all students with financial need. Unfortunately, inaccurate descriptions of individual circumstances and...

Students crossing the bustling Boylston/Tremont intersection.

Total enrollment peaks, undergraduate enrollment lags behind

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
September 2, 2020

Emerson reported an all-time high in total enrollment for the 2020–21 academic year with 5,411 undergraduate and graduate students attending hybrid or online-only classes—a 4 percent increase from...

Director of International Student Affairs Andrea Popa (pictured) said the class of 2023 represents over 27 foreign countries, with the top countries of origin, including China, Vietnam, India, South Korea, and Thailand. Beacon Archive

Emerson’s international student population continues to grow

By Laurel Booth
October 9, 2019

College officials released preliminary admission numbers showing a 12 percent increase in first-year international students admitted to the college this fall—building on a 57 percent increase from last...

Emerson’s cost of attendance increased from $19,303 per year in 1990 to $67,832 in 2019. Cullen Granzen / Berkeley Staff

Returning students to see 4 percent tuition hike

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
March 28, 2019

The college does not plan to end annual tuition increases, President M. Lee Pelton said in an interview. Emerson follows the national trend of rising higher education costs in colleges and universities...

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