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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 89 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 7, 2021

Massachusetts reported 89 new coronavirus cases Monday, down from the 126 cases reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 4. Monday’s report marks the lowest single-day total since June 20 when the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 538 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
May 20, 2021

Massachusetts reported 538 new coronavirus cases Thursday, a rise from the 425 new infections reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 9. Thursday’s report marks the first time this week that cases...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,817 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 28, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,817 new coronavirus cases Sunday, a rise from the 2,362 new infections reported Saturday. The death toll rose by 29.  Saturday’s case total marked the third time this week...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,880 new coronavirus cases

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
March 20, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,880 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a slight decline from the 1,887 new infections reported Friday. The death toll rose by 29.  Cases in the state have steadily declined over...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,887 new coronavirus cases

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
March 19, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,887 new coronavirus cases Friday, a slight increase from the 1,857 new infections reported Thursday. The death toll rose by 43.  Cases in the state have steadily declined over...

Emersons testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Emerson tops 100 positive COVID-19 tests for spring semester

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 18, 2021

Emerson reported two new positive COVID-19 tests on Thursday out of the 1,053 tests administered Wednesday, bringing the college’s cumulative positive tests at 161. Emerson’s cumulative testing total...

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson, Tufts Medical Center vaccine partnership falls through

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
March 18, 2021

In a reversal from previous rollout plans, Emerson will not be able to depend fully on Tufts Medical Center for distributing COVID-19 vaccines to students, staff, and faculty. Erik Muurisepp, assistant...

Emersons testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Emerson reports 2 new positive COVID-19 tests, semester total nearing 100

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
March 16, 2021

Emerson reported two new positive COVID-19 tests on Monday out of the 1,261 tests administered Monday, leaving the college’s cumulative positive tests at 158. Emerson’s cumulative testing total sits...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. speaking at a COVID-19 update inside the Massachusetts State House.

Massachusetts reports 1,413 new coronavirus cases

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
March 10, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,413 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a significant rise from the 1,006 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 53.  Cases in the state have steadily declined...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts must improve its COVID-19 vaccine distribution

By Editorial Board
February 25, 2021

After a year filled with tragedy, the possibility for a return to a normal, pre-pandemic life lies almost entirely in the hands of vaccines for COVID-19. Yet as the coronavirus death toll climbs higher...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 7,635 new coronavirus cases, highest single-day total of pandemic

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 8, 2021

Massachusetts reported 7,635 new coronavirus cases Friday, marking the highest single-day total since the pandemic began and an uptick from the 7,136 new infections reported Thursday. The death toll rose...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 7,136 new coronavirus cases, highest single-day total of the pandemic

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 7, 2021

Massachusetts reported 7,136 new coronavirus cases Thursday, marking the highest single-day total since the pandemic began and a drastic rise from the 6,419 new infections reported Wednesday. The death...

Activists Relieved to Get Campus Assault Bill to Baker

Activists Relieved to Get Campus Assault Bill to Baker

College students would be anonymously surveyed about their experiences with sexual misconduct on campus and would have access to new, confidential resources in the event of sexual assault, under a bill...

Marty Walsh speaks to reporters after casting a vote for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden at The Lower Mills branch of The Boston Public Library on November 3, 2020.

Boston sees highest single-day total of new coronavirus cases since spring

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 7, 2021

Wednesday’s spike in new COVID-19 cases was the largest Boston has seen in a single day since spring, Mayor Martin J. Walsh reported in a press conference on Thursday.  Walsh, delivering a COVID-19...

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