Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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Emerson College, a gentrifying force

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
August 3, 2021

Most Emerson students reap the benefits of private education in the heart of Boston for a good four years. But it’s one thing to temporarily occupy space and another to come in and occupy so much that...

Boston’s Chinatown is rapidly gentrifying and institutions are playing a part. Photo: Cassandra Martinex / Beacon Staff

Community Impact: Students distant from neighbors in Chinatown

By Maya Gacina
February 22, 2018

This is an ongoing series dedicated to exploring the college’s impact on neighboring communities. Sophomore Stacey Wong grew up going to Chinatown for dim sum every Saturday and...

DC stands for Dining Center, not Dumpling Cafe

By Editorial Board
February 22, 2018

At issue: Students treat cultural communities with disrespect Our take: Chinatown is more than a food court   When Emerson moved from Back Bay to the Theater District in 1987, the new location presented...

East Boston is the second most popular neighborhood for off-campus and transfer students.
RIANE ROLDAN / BEACON CORRESPONDENT

Student surge to Eastie raised gentrification concerns

By Riane Roldan
November 1, 2017

An influx of students, from Emerson and elsewhere, are moving to East Boston as rent in other neighborhoods continues to rise and on-campus housing remains scarce and expensive—leading some community...

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