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ECPD Deputy Chief Eric Schiazza teaching a self-defense class

Deputy Chief Eric Schiazza retires from ECPD

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
December 14, 2020

Emerson College Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Schiazza retired in November after 32 years rising through the ranks within the college.  Schiazza first joined ECPD in June of 1988 when Emerson’s...

Amanda, Morses daughter, said her father was always the first one to crack a joke.

Emerson Police Lieutenant remembered for positive, caring nature

By Charlie McKenna
May 22, 2020

  Dan Morse’s laugh lit up every room he entered.  Worcester State University Police Chief Jason Kapurch, who worked with Morse for over 20 years at WSU, said that Morse’s laugh was...


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 9, 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 college purchased Narcan for each building and the Health and Wellness Center at $91 a unit. Emily Oliver / Beacon Staff

Beacon Breakdown: What happens when someone on campus experiences an opioid overdose?

By Hanna Marchesseault
January 29, 2019

College campuses around the country started taking the initiative to obtain Narcan, a nasal spray used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose, in 2016, according to a National Public Radio article....

Photo courtesy of Anissa Gardizy / Emerson College Police Department

‘Mr. Martial Arts’ teaches students to protect themselves

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
December 11, 2018

The Paramount Center studio 4 was filled with laughter and cheers of support as sophomore Lauren Licona slammed her fist down on a punching pad on Dec. 7.  Licona joined eight other women at an Emerson...

Red Sox Manager Alex Cora looks out from a Duck Boat as the Red Sox World Series victory parade moves down Boylston Street. Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

Red Sox parade overflows Boylston Street with students and fans

By Ziqi Wang and Yiwen Yu
October 31, 2018

Twenty-five duck boats passed through Emerson's campus on Boylston and Tremont streets around noon Oct. 31 to celebrate the Boston Red Sox’s World Series victory. Thousands of people sporting Red...

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College swaps emergency alert systems

By Kieran Bauman
October 18, 2017

On Sept. 12 at 6:59 pm, students received texts and calls warning them of an active shooter on Boston Common—four minutes after the Boston Police Department sent the Emerson College Police Department...

Drug and alcohol violations steady post policy change

By Max Reyes
October 5, 2017

The number of on-campus alcohol violation referrals increased slightly in 2016, according to the Clery Compliance Report. Associate Dean and Director of Housing and Residence Life Erik Muurisepp said this...

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