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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Therapy dogs, chair massages and more: Iwasaki Library to host Cirque de De-Stress this Friday

Therapy dogs, chair massages and more: Iwasaki Library to host Cirque de De-Stress this Friday

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
December 1, 2021

In the midst of the most stressful time of any college student’s semester—finals week—the Iwasaki Library will be hosting Cirque de De-Stress, a Spirit Award winning event where students can unwind...

Members of the IT Help Desk team work tirelessly during the first hybrid-model semester post-Covid.

How Emerson tech groups prepared professors for a hybrid semester

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
October 14, 2020

For journalism professor Diane Mermigas, teaching in a hybrid format through a pandemic meant that she first had to play the role of a student. Throughout the summer, she took six courses taught by Emerson’s...

The Iwasaki Library.

Pandemic opens new chapter for Iwasaki Library

By Gracie Warda and Ann E. Matica
October 7, 2020

In March, the Iwasaki Library operated as a place for students to mill around the stacks, congregate in groups to finish a project, and watch movies in one of the study carrels.  Six months later,...

Iwasaki Library experiences high turnover rates

Iwasaki Library experiences high turnover rates

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
December 6, 2018

Five resignations by Iwasaki Library staff over the past six months has resulted in two vacant positions and three positions filled by new employees, according to a college official.   The resignations...

A photo gallery depicting the Syrian war is on display in the Iwasaki Library Nov. 16 until Dec. 7.  Tivara Tanudjaja / Beacon Correspondent

Syria war photo exhibition on display in Iwasaki

By Flora Li
December 3, 2018

Skinny children, ash-laden streets, and a young mother with worrisome eyes are among the 18 images students can see as they walk into the Iwasaki Library from Nov. 16 until Dec. 7. A new photo gallery...

EDITORIAL: Raise your awareness and lower your voice

EDITORIAL: Raise your awareness and lower your voice

By Editorial Board
November 30, 2018

At issue: The lack of library etiquette Our take: Please use your inside voices As due dates for papers, projects, and tests for finals loom, it seems like the entire student body will be occupying...

Iwasaki Library cuts five databases this school year due to expenses and low student use. Photo: Gabriella Mrozowski/ Berkeley Beacon

Library databases cut, replaced with alternatives

By Gabriella Mrozowski
February 1, 2018

The Iwasaki Library cut five databases from their collection at the beginning of the academic year due to the availability of cheaper alternatives and lower student usage than previous years. Ad$pender,...

Social spaces should cover the bases

By Kam Burns
November 29, 2017

It’s a typical Monday morning and I’m getting work done in the CoLab before my class in a couple hours. With coffee in hand, a fully charged laptop, and a lengthy study playlist, I’m ready to get...

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