Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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.

College expects rise in in-person spring enrollment

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
November 1, 2020

Emerson administrators anticipate a “modest increase” in undergraduate enrollment in the college’s in-person classes this spring semester.  Out of 2,900 undergraduate students that filled out...

The entrance to Emersons Walker Building on Boylston St.

Saturday classes to be held once a month in the fall

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
August 29, 2020

Emerson will hold classes on Saturdays once a month through November this fall to meet federal requirements for maintaining accreditation. Classes will be held on Sept. 12, Oct. 10, and Nov. 7 in order...

Emersons Paramount theater.

Faculty members denounce reopening plan, citing ‘glaring’ safety concerns

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
July 25, 2020

In the month since Emerson announced its hybrid learning plan for the fall semester, a chorus of faculty voices have questioned its logistics and practicality, saying the plan sacrifices their health and...

Dining on campus will see significant alterations in the fall semester.

All meals to be takeout in fall semester

By Charlie McKenna
July 14, 2020

All dining center meals will be served to go in the fall semester, according to a college official.  Food will be served by dining hall staff, seating will be dramatically reduced inside the dining...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

College to increase tuition for fall semester, following national trend

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
July 10, 2020

Tuition and room and board rates will increase by two percent for the 2020-21 academic year as Emerson attempts to mitigate the massive financial losses administrators anticipate in the coming months,...

A view of Emersons campus buildings from the Boylston St. sidewalk.

As Boston-area college administrations break a wall of silence on tuition, Emerson stays quiet

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
July 4, 2020

As Boston-area colleges and universities begin to quietly peddle out details on tuition and housing costs for the impending fall semester, Emerson’s administration has remained silent. After months...

Emerson anticipates massive losses during the 2020-21 fiscal year, ranging from $33 million to $76 million, President M. Lee Pelton said in a letter to faculty Monday.

Emerson projects up to $76 million in COVID-19 losses

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
June 22, 2020

The college projects losses between $33 and $76 million in the next fiscal year due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to a letter President M. Lee Pelton sent to faculty Monday.  The letter says Emerson...

A faculty assembly meeting in January.

Professors contend exclusion from reopening talks, safety not considered

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
June 19, 2020

A virtual faculty assembly meeting erupted into angry questioning Tuesday when some professors denounced administration officials for their lack of transparency and communication regarding the college’s...

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