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Dr. Brent Smith. Photo credit: Twitter

Brent Smith appointed as School of Communication’s permanent dean

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor
April 12, 2023

Brent Smith will become the dean of Emerson’s School of Communication starting this summer, according to a community-wide announcement from Interim President William Gilligan on Wednesday. Smith served...

Students lighting candles to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

‘Every year I heal a little bit more’: Emerson community commemorates 20th anniversary of 9/11

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
September 12, 2021

On the evening of Sept. 11, several dozen individuals gathered in darkness under the Boston Common bandstand, to remember the lives lost twenty years ago during the 9/11 terrorist attacks that shocked...

Emerson seniors Angel Salcedo and Khary Higgins hosted the first episode of HATE: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? Left to right: Miranda Andreson, Angel Salcedo, Josh Zakim, and Khary Higgins.

Team Harmony web series strives to educate and fight against hate

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
November 23, 2020

The international non-profit Team Harmony debuted a new web series against hate, titled “HATE: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?,” in collaboration with Emerson’s Communication Studies Department and several...

Comm. Studies’ lack of prerequisite courses leads to registration issues

Comm. Studies’ lack of prerequisite courses leads to registration issues

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
December 13, 2019

The Communication Studies Department announced on Nov. 22 that they will offer three additional courses in the Spring 2020 semester after receiving complaints that students could not find space in courses...

Linda Schacht, former campaign press secretary for President Jimmy Carter, presented on the power of women’s voices and encouraged attendees to speak up for themselves. Photo by Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

College invites former Carter political aide and Coca-Cola executive to speak

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
October 20, 2019

Former political aide and Coca-Cola executive Linda Schacht encouraged women to have the confidence to speak up for themselves and other women in their work at a keynote address Wednesday. Schacht spoke...

Community members hold nineteenth annual 9/11 vigil. Jakob Menendez/Beacon Staff

Community members commemorate 9/11 terrorist attacks

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
September 11, 2019

  When he was two years old, sophomore Vaughn Coleman lost his father and uncle in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001—an event he remembers every year. “We’ll never forget because...

FiveThirtyEight ranked Emerson’s Polling Society as the second-most accurate pollster in the nation in 2018. Beacon Archives

School of Communication to debut new minors in fall 2019

By Anissa Gardizy
February 28, 2019

The School of Communication will debut two minors in fall 2019—one in pre-law and one in public diplomacy—and a new minor in polling is under review, according to a college official.   Student...

Journalism faculty released a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and in solidarity with Black students, faculty, staff, and alumni Wednesday.

Journalism students leave major at higher rate than other departments

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
February 21, 2019

Approximately five percent of journalism students switched out of the department during the 2018-19 academic year—a rate around four times higher than other major programs, according to data the Journalism...

The Emerson College Esports Overwatch team lost to Northeastern 2-0 in the first round. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Esports team remains hopeful for the future after tournament loss

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
December 14, 2018

The Emerson Esports “Overwatch” team lost in the first round of the Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup tournament on Dec. 8 against first-seeded Northeastern University. The “Overwatch” team competed...

Department of Communication Studies Chair Gregory Payne said the proposed polling minor was inspired by the school’s strong reputation as a pollster. Photo Courtesy of Beacon Archives.

New public relations major to debut in fall 2019

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
November 18, 2018

The Department of Communication Studies will offer public relations as a major for undergraduate students starting fall 2019. The public relations major is designed to aid “successful careers and...

Coffee and Conversations aims to create a welcoming environment to discuss U.S. politics with both domestic and international students. Frances Hui / Beacon Correspondent

Faculty foster political conversations with domestic and international students

By Frances Hui
October 31, 2018

The Department of Communication Studies and International Student Affairs kicked off the first of three Coffee and Conversation events to provide a space for discussion of U.S. politics and social issues...

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