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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Letter: Advice for students about to graduate? Join a union

Letter: Advice for students about to graduate? Join a union

By Illona Yukhayev
April 27, 2021

Illona Yukhayev (illona_yukhayev@emerson.edu) is an Instructional Technologist at Emerson. When she's not busy helping faculty build their Canvas courses, she is happy to talk to anyone about labor.  Every...

From Left to Right: Christine Hughes, Peggy Ings, and Bill Gilligan, three of the colleges 12 vice presidents.

Three vice presidents to retire before 2021

By Charlie McKenna
October 7, 2020

Three of Emerson’s 12 vice presidents will retire by the end of 2020 after opting into the college’s early retirement program.  Christine Hughes, vice president and general counsel, who has been...

Brian Basgen, then-Assistant Vice President of IT, at an SGA meeting in 2019.

IT apologizes to SGA for server crash, Workday issues

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
November 7, 2019

The college’s IT department apologized to members of the Student Government Association Tuesday for a string of recent issues in the department. Assistant Vice President of IT Brian Basgen acknowledged...

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College delays registration following server crash

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
November 4, 2019

The registrar’s office shut down class registration for students with 92 or more credits Monday due to a technical issue, according to a college official. Registrar John Pestana said the college pushed...

Unrecognized organizations receive funding for events

Unrecognized organizations receive funding for events

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
November 27, 2018

The Student Government Association set aside $5,000 in funding for five unrecognized organizations at the weekly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The money will fund one-time events for the organizations...

The interface for eCommon   changed and moved to the Emerson website.

IT increases email security and eCommon accessibility

By Maysoon Khan
April 11, 2018

Information Technology department installed a new email security service, Mimecast, to improve the protection and proficiency of Emerson’s databases. The anti-spam, anti-phishing email service that...

Students will now use Panopto to upload videos.

ITG hosts workshops for new video-streaming program ‘Panopto’

By Kaitlyn Bryson
January 28, 2018

On Jan. 16, ITG sent out an email stating Emerson’s former video streaming program, Median, will expire June of 2018, encouraging students to save their old median content as the college transitions...

Phishers target eCommon direct deposit page

Phishers target eCommon direct deposit page

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
January 26, 2018

The college took down eCommon’s direct deposit page until further notice after two email attacks affected faculty accounts on Friday, Jan.19. A phish, or fraudulent email, from tud51253@temple.edu...

College purchases Adobe Creative Cloud

By Max Reyes
September 7, 2017

Emerson College Information Technology said they provided the college with a campus-wide license for Adobe Creative Cloud because of the program’s cost to students. The Creative Cloud is a software...

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