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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

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Former professor sentenced to 30 years for sexual assault

By Frankie Rowley and Charlie McKenna
Published November 18, 2021

Jefferson Fietek, a convicted sex offender who briefly served as a professor in Emerson’s Performing Arts Department, was sentenced to 30 years in prison...

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‘I feel relief that he will not be able to harm anyone else;’ Victims of former performing arts professor speak out

By Frankie Rowley
Published September 2, 2021

For the victims of former Emerson professor, Jefferson Fietek, his arrest was a bittersweet moment. They expressed relief seeing their childhood abuser...

Jefferson Fietek was an assistant professor for performing arts at Emerson College starting in 2019.

Former Emerson professor pleads guilty to sexually abusing former students

By Frankie Rowley
Published August 21, 2021

Former assistant professor Jefferson Fietek pleaded guilty to three felony counts of criminal sexual conduct Thursday, and now faces thirty years in prison,...

Jefferson Fietek was an assistant professor for performing arts at Emerson College starting in 2019.

Former professor accused of series of inappropriate behaviors by Anoka middle school alumni

By Charlie McKenna
Published July 27, 2020

Three Anoka Middle School for the Arts alumni have accused former Emerson assistant professor Jefferson Fietek, who was taken into police custody late...

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

Former professor under investigation for multiple sexual assault allegations

By Andrew Brinker
Published June 30, 2020

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is investigating former Assistant Professor Jefferson Fietek for multiple reports of sexual assault, according...

Jefferson Fietek was an assistant professor for performing arts at Emerson College starting in 2019.

Faculty member out after allegations of “serious misconduct”

By Charlie McKenna and Andrew Brinker
Published June 26, 2020

Assistant Professor Jefferson Fietek is no longer "an active faculty member at Emerson College" after allegations surfaced of "serious misconduct" against...

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