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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

An elevator on campus.

Audio cues installed in elevators after student push for campus accessibility

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...

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

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...

New student organization discusses disability issues on campus.

New student union helps fill disability activism void on campus

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...

Photo credit: Gege Tan

Security cameras installed in Max over security concerns

February 4, 2020
The college and Bon Appétit partnered to install three additional security cameras in the Max over winter break.
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?

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...

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

Students wary of getting stuck as elevator entrapments rise

November 29, 2018

The number of reported elevator entrapments doubled since last semester, according to incident reports documented by the Emerson College Police Department....

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...