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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

Students entering 2 Boylston Place

‘We don’t feel safe’: Emerson Jewish community reels from yet another antisemitic attack

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / October 21, 2021

Emerson’s Jewish community reacted with grief, anger, and mourning after antisemitic graffiti was found scrawled on an event poster for Hillel, the college’s...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Three students stuck in stairwell of Little Building, leaflets found on Walker Building

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor / April 21, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Injured student identified in Piano Row Residence Hall

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor / March 26, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Graffiti found on Emerson College athletic facility

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor / March 10, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Two non-Emerson members found in Little Building, fire alarm set off in Park Plaza Hotel

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor / February 10, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Graffiti found outside Walker Building, non-Emerson member found in Paramount

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor / January 28, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: Unknown person hijacks Zoom class, graffiti found outside of 172 Tremont

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer / April 9, 2020

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity...

Melissa Kraus, from the 
Anti-Defamation League’s Boston chapter, presenting at the event hosted by Hillel. Photo credit: Yongze Wang

Hillel hosts event responding to hateful on-campus graffiti

By Faith Bugenhagen / February 23, 2020

Around two dozen students gathered at the Bill Bordy Theatre Tuesday for a Hillel event with Melissa Kraus, a local social justice advocate, who expressed...

Students gathered in the Cultural Center of 172 Tremont.

On-campus forum invites Asian and Asian-American students to discuss recent discrimination within the community

By Faith Bugenhagen / February 22, 2020

Emi Bague, assistant director of international student career services, shared her initial reaction to learning of last month's on-campus racist vandalism...

The Piano Row bulletin board that was the subject of vandalism remained bare as of Wednesday night.

Vandalism strikes Piano Row for the second time

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer / February 20, 2020

A bulletin board on the 13th floor of Piano Row celebrating Black History Month was vandalized on Feb. 9, according to an email from Residence Director...

Photo credit: Photography Staff

New series launches as a response to recent hate graffiti on campus

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor / February 10, 2020

President M. Lee Pelton called for defeating bigotry and racism in a speech Wednesday at the college's first Creative Expression Against Hate series in...

College identifies two student suspects in LB vandalism incident

College identifies two student suspects in LB vandalism incident

By Dana Gerber, News Editor / January 30, 2020

Emerson Police identified two students connected to derogatory vandalism found in Little Building on Jan. 26, according to a community-wide email sent...

The Student Government Association appointed the first four of out five members of the Executive Cabinet. Photo credit: Yongze Wang

SGA appoints four executive cabinet members in wide-ranging meeting

By Charlie Mckenna / January 30, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously voted to appoint the first four members of the newly established Executive Cabinet along with two new commissioners...

Incident Journal: Offensive graffiti found in Piano Row and Little Building

Incident Journal: Offensive graffiti found in Piano Row and Little Building

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer / January 29, 2020

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity...

The view of Boylston St. from The Little Building.

Derogatory graffiti found in Little Building, second incident this week

By Dana Gerber, News Editor / January 26, 2020
Rooms in the college's newest residence hall were defaced Friday with "words that have been used to demean Asians and Asian Americans," according to an email sent Sunday.
SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

SGA condemns swastikas in Piano Row stairwell

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer / January 23, 2020

The Student Government Association, in a statement released Thursday morning, condemned antisemitic graffiti found in the stairwells of Piano Row this...

Workers painted over the scaffolding in front of Little Building where over over 12 students were publicly accused of sexual assault.

College removes graffiti accusing more than 12 students of sexual misconduct

By Maya Gacina, Chris Van Buskirk and Parker Purifoy / April 18, 2019

The college does not plan to investigate who posted a list of more than 12 students accused of sexual misconduct onto Little Building’s Boylston Street...