Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

A Spring 2020 Student Government Association meeting. Photo by Yongze Wang.

SGA backs student debt cancellation movement

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
December 1, 2021

The Student Government Association moved to join over 75 colleges across the country in signing a letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday calling for the cancellation of...

An SGA meeting at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

Nineteen candidates win student government positions in low turnout elections

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
August 3, 2021

The Student Government Association’s spring 2021 elections turned out just 140 students, the lowest total for a spring elections cycle, where each SGA position is up for grabs, in at least five years. In...

A Student Assembly meeting during the Fall 2020 semester.

After rocky fall semester, SGA optimistic about spring

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 12, 2021

The Fall 2020 semester saw the Student Government Association struggle to adapt its day-to-day functioning to its new legislative model passed in the spring, a difficulty further complicated by the limitations...

Debrosse, pictured middle right, in a Spring  Student Government Association meeting.

Debrosse to continue as SGA president through spring

By Charlie McKenna
November 16, 2020

Student Government Association Executive President Lindsay Debrosse will retain the organization’s presidency through the spring semester, she confirmed to The Beacon Wednesday.  Debrosse, who...

The colleges choice to extend the fall semester grading period was met with mixed reactions from professors

Admin will not offer pass/fail option for fall classes

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
November 12, 2020

Emerson administrators do not plan to institute a pass/fail option for classes this semester as they did in the spring to accommodate students struggling with the effects of COVID-19. The pass/fail...

A Student Government Association meeting from the spring semester.

SGA closes meeting to talk with Intercultural student affairs

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 10, 2020

The Student Government Association’s weekly Student Assembly meeting was closed to the public and The Beacon, after the group entered executive session to discuss “social justice, power, and privilege”...

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