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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St.

Professor faces outcry over antisemitism allegations

By Bailey Allen and Abigail Lee
January 13, 2022

Mired in controversy, an Emerson professor is facing accusations of antisemitic behavior in the classroom last semester—while acknowledging that his actions could have been “perceived the wrong way.” Brian...

Classroom 633 of the Walker Building.

Emerson to investigate alleged antisemitic behavior in classroom

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
December 21, 2021

Emerson is investigating a report of antisemitic behavior in a classroom that originated in social media, college officials said Tuesday evening.  The college was made aware of the alleged incident...

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 Jewish student organization, on Friday...

The 2 Boylston Place alley completely devoid of life.

Antisemitic graffiti found on Hillel poster in 2 Boylston Place

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
October 19, 2021

Antisemitic graffiti was found scrawled on a poster advertising an event sponsored by Hillel, the Jewish life organization at Emerson, on Oct. 14, college officials announced Monday evening.  The graffiti...

Two members of the student organization Earth Emerson.

Student organizations push political engagement on Election Day

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
November 3, 2020

Cultural, spiritual, and advocacy student organizations on campus are preparing to host Election Day events tonight that will center around self-care, political conversation, and the incoming election...

Junior Tea Kingley creates popular food-themed Instagram account where she reviews restaurants around Boston.

Junior food blogs her way around Boston

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
May 11, 2020

Junior Tea Kingley called herself “the pickiest eater in the world” for the first 19 years of her life. While studying abroad at Kasteel Well in her sophomore year, she was determined to expand her...

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 her dismay with the recent appearance of anti-Semitic...

Piano Row residence hall

Swastikas found in Piano Row stairwell prompt ECPD investigation

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
January 22, 2020

Emerson police are investigating the source of four swastikas "scrawled" in Piano Row after a student reported the graffiti early Wednesday morning, according to college officials. The discriminatory,...

Kosher foods comply with Jewish dietary guidelines for food preparation and consumption, such as avoiding eating pork or alcohol. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Spiritual Life Director to assess kosher and halal options in Dining Center

By Anissa Gardizy
April 17, 2019

Director of Religious and Spiritual Life Julie Avis Rogers is in the process of meeting with Emerson’s food service provider about whether it can provide more kosher and halal options in the college’s...

Eleven chairs rested empty in the middle of the stage lit by a solitary spotlight to represent the 11 people killed in the synagogue in Pittsburgh. Photo by Stephanie Purifoy / Beacon Staff.

Students take time to reflect on Pittsburgh shooting

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
October 31, 2018

Junior Benjamin Nadler remembers the Yom Kippur services he attended every fall with his two sisters in Pittsburgh. He remembers them kneeling during song, their voices echoing throughout the congregation...

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