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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Ansin Building of Emerson College

College endowment balloons amid pandemic

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
November 11, 2021

Emerson’s investments generated a 32.7 percent return in 2021, indicating a promising future for the college despite the financial pressures of COVID-19. As a result, the college’s endowment...

Director of Student Leadership Jason Meier

SEAL Director reflects on decade at Emerson

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 4, 2021

Responsible for remaking the college’s relationship to student organizations, keeping his colleagues up-to-date with pop culture, and advising the Student Government Association, Director of Student...

Director of Student Leadership Jason Meier

SEAL Director Jason Meier to leave college in November

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
October 20, 2021

Director of Student Engagement and Leadership Jason Meier will leave Emerson in November to take up a position at Harvard College after nearly a decade at the college. Meier announced his departure...

Brandin Dear, associate dean & director of counseling, health, wellness.

Former Harvard clinician Brandin Dear to head merger of counseling, health, and wellness offices

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
February 18, 2021

Brandin Dear, who filled the newly minted position of associate dean and director of counseling, health, and wellness earlier this month, will spearhead the college’s merger of the physical and mental...

Emerson Hockey Club ran from 2005 to 2015.

Revisiting the fabled Emerson Hockey Club

By Nate Lannan
November 19, 2020

Boston is clearly a hockey town. When winter arrives, people in New England lace up their skates, grab their sticks, and hit the ice. The city is home to the Bruins, one of the NHL’s oldest and arguably...

Screenshot from the ICA Panel on racism, contemporary art, and public health.

Racism and public health: ICA Boston discusses the role of the artist in 2020

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
November 2, 2020

In June, Mayor Marty Walsh declared racism a public health crisis as millions of Black Lives Matter protesters demanded justice for police brutality victims like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The Institute...

Students crossing the bustling Boylston/Tremont intersection.

Total enrollment peaks, undergraduate enrollment lags behind

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
September 2, 2020

Emerson reported an all-time high in total enrollment for the 2020–21 academic year with 5,411 undergraduate and graduate students attending hybrid or online-only classes—a 4 percent increase from...

Freshman Santha Rowles said she is worried her production classes will lose value online.

A day filled with uncertainty finds students reacting to online classes

A mix of emotions gripped students Tuesday evening after President M. Lee Pelton announced the transition of all classes to remote instruction following the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases across the...

“I have been repeatedly told by my supervisor that I am expected to be in the lab working at least 60 hours a week. This is a job—graduate work is work,” Sam Levinson said. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Correspondent

Boston-area graduate students push for unionization rights

By Anissa Gardizy
November 16, 2019

Boston-area graduate students spoke at City Hall Thursday to oppose a new federal rule that would prohibit them from unionizing.  Graduate students at Harvard University, Boston University, Boston...

The Emerson Skunks lost in the semifinals of the Huck for Hope charity tournament on Sunday. Photo by Domenic Conte / Beacon Staff

Emerson Skunks compete in ‘Huck for Hope’ charity tournament

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
April 8, 2019

The college’s ultimate disc club, the Emerson Skunks, participated in the sixth annual Huck for Hope charity tournament on Sunday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Skunks and four...

The Entrepreneurial Innovation Track provides funding, space, and mentorship to students with a concept, in hopes of evolving their ideas into sustainable companies.
Photo Courtesy of Chelsea Dickens

Emerson Launch presents entrepreneurial program for student innovators

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
October 23, 2018

Emerson Launch announced a new 12-week entrepreneurial program for students interested in starting their own companies at an open house event Oct. 17. The Accelerator Program will consist of two tracks—the...

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