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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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...

Manager of Custodial Services Nestor Carranza said Emerson hired five additional temporary employees from night cleaning companies.

Custodial staff face increase in items left behind by departing students

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
April 1, 2020

In the scramble to vacate campus two weeks ago as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened in Massachusetts, students left behind more items in residential building lobbies and dorm rooms than previous semesters,...

New student organization discusses disability issues on campus.

New student union helps fill disability activism void on campus

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 12, 2020

Sitting around bags of Hershey's chocolate in one of the fourth-floor rooms of 172 Tremont, members of the new student organization Access Student Disability Union—a space for Emerson students with disabilities...

Photo credit: Gege Tan

Security cameras installed in Max over security concerns

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
February 4, 2020

The college's Facilities Management Department installed three new security cameras at the Max due to security concerns and an increase in missing products, according to college officials. Facilities...

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 reported nine elevator entrapments this semester in incident journals. BETHANY HAMLIN / BEACON STAFF

Students wary of getting stuck as elevator entrapments rise

By Cynthia Tu
November 29, 2018

The number of reported elevator entrapments doubled since last semester, according to incident reports documented by the Emerson College Police Department. Not all entrapments are reported to the ECPD. ECPD...


Incident Journal

November 25, 2018

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, Nov. 12 The...

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