Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

2021 Academic Townhall

Student government hosts annual town hall

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
December 2, 2021

Students, staff, and faculty voiced their concerns about the college’s virtual attendance policies and discussed the college’s spring reopening plans at the Student Government Association’s annual...

Provost Michaele Whelan

From provost to president: Michaele Whelan departs Emerson to lead Wheaton College

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 4, 2021

The 14th floor office designated for the Vice President and Provost of Academic Affairs will soon be have a new tenant as Michaele Whelan prepares to depart the college, saying goodbye to friends made...

Jan Roberts-Breslin

Graduate dean tapped for provost job

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
September 23, 2021

Jan Roberts-Breslin, dean of graduate and professional studies, will take up the role of provost and vice president of academic affairs on an interim basis beginning in November, according to a Wednesday...

Presidential Working Group sends final report to Pelton

Presidential Working Group sends final report to Pelton

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
February 25, 2021

President M. Lee Pelton accepted the Presidential Working Group’s final draft of recommendations for Emerson’s Title IX processes on Tuesday—a draft that is notably similar to earlier versions that...

Title IX working group takes questions before finalizing recommendations

Title IX working group takes questions before finalizing recommendations

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
December 9, 2020

The Presidential Working Group addressed questions from the Emerson community about its revised draft of findings about the college’s Title IX processes and additional sexual misconduct policy concerns...

The outside of the Title IX office in the Massachusetts Transportation Building.

Title IX working group presents minimal changes in second draft of recommendations

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
December 2, 2020

The Presidential Working Group that is responsible for reviewing Emerson’s sexual misconduct policy made minimal changes to its initial suggestions in a second draft of findings released ahead of Thanksgiving...

A lone traveler pulling their suitcase through the snow in the Boston Common.

Optional four-week winter term to be launched remotely in December

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
October 5, 2020

Emerson will offer nearly 40 full- or half-credit courses in an optional remote winter term this December that will replace the typical week-long intersession courses offered in between semesters.   The...

Formerly the Title IX office, Emersons Office of Equal Opportunity will address issues of discrimination, sexual violence and harassment on campus.

Title IX working group restarts meetings early after harsh rebuke from some admin, students

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
July 18, 2020

The Title IX working group will continue to meet through the summer after its initial draft of recommended changes to college Title IX policy drew more than 40 public comments that may substantially influence...

Student activists reject changes recommended by Title IX working group

Student activists reject changes recommended by Title IX working group

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
May 3, 2020

Students who originally led the charge to get the college to review its Title IX policies are speaking out against a report containing recommendations released Wednesday by the Title IX working group,...

Emersons Title IX office.

No immediate changes to come from Title IX working group

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
September 8, 2019

The working group assembled by President M. Lee Pelton to review the college’s Title IX procedures will not be making any concrete policy changes, according to a member of the committee. Co-chair...

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