Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Students waiting in front of the Piano Row building.

Analysis: After bracing for disaster, Emerson poised to escape pandemic financially viable

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
March 18, 2021

The past year, dominated by an unrelenting pandemic, has been marked by resounding loss. More than 500,000 have died in the U.S. alone—that toll’s reverberation through families of those claimed by...

Students crossing the bustling Boylston/Tremont intersection.

College officials “cautiously optimistic” about financial outlook, expecting $30 million in losses

By Charlie McKenna
December 15, 2020

Emerson anticipates $30 million in pandemic-related losses over the 2021 fiscal year—an outcome college officials consider a “best case scenario” after initially projecting up to $100 million in...

The view of Tremont St. from Emersons Walker Building.

‘I just can’t logically go back.’ Students ponder gap semesters amid pandemic

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
July 27, 2020

Last semester, visual and media arts major and rising senior Isa Moon served as president of The Girlie Project comedy troupe as she prepared for her final year at the college, the spring semester of which...

Some students, including myself, cannot spare five dollars to a school that already does not meet our financial needs. / Illustration by Christine Park

Students shouldn’t be responsible for fueling the endowment fund

By Melanie Curry
November 8, 2019

Last week, Student Government Association Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple wrote in a letter to the editor, “At Emerson College, we have a problem.” She said there is a serious problem with our...

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Abolishing admission fees could hurt student organizations

By Editorial Board
September 18, 2019

Editor's Note: Editor-in-chief Chris Van Buskirk did not contribute to or edit this editorial due to a conflict of interest.  At the Student Government Association’s Financial Advisory Board meeting...

Editorial: College becomes increasingly inaccessible to students

Editorial: College becomes increasingly inaccessible to students

By Editorial Board
March 28, 2019

At issue: College announces 4 percent tuition increase Our take: Prioritize students' financial security over investments A college-wide email from President M. Lee Pelton on March 21 announced a...

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