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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

People walking through the intersection of Boylston and Tremont street.

Emerson reaches settlement agreement in Spring 2020 lawsuit

By Olivia LeDuc
September 26, 2022

Emerson settled a class-action lawsuit regarding its decision to move classes online during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The college agreed to pay $2,060,000 in compensation to students, according...

The National Labor Relations Board headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Staff union files federal complaint against college

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
April 13, 2022

Emerson’s staff union filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board last month, charging the college with unfair labor practices. The case was filed on March 16 by SEIU Local 888, which...

College denounces Trump administration decision to block international students from staying in US while taking online courses

College denounces Trump administration decision to block international students from staying in US while taking online courses

By Charlie McKenna
July 8, 2020

Emerson joined local universities to condemn Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s decision to ban international students whose classes are held mostly online this fall.  ICE announced Monday that...

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy joined a group of state attorneys Thursday in suing the U.S. Department of Education over  proposed Title IX regulations.

Massachusetts Attorney General joins fight against new Title IX regulations

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
June 6, 2020

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy joined 17 other state attorneys to sue the U.S. Department of Education Thursday over new federal Title IX regulations she says unfairly weaken protections for...

The CDC wrote that, in 2018, over 3.6 million U.S. youth used e-cigarettes. Photo credit: Jakob Menendez

Attorney General lawsuit against Juul draws positive reaction from some students

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
February 13, 2020

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit Wednesday against JUUL Labs Inc. alleging responsibility for creating a youth vaping epidemic by intentionally targeting minors in its advertising...

Professor Michael Brown filed a lawsuit against the college when they refused to grant him tenure in 1977. Lizzie Heintz / Beacon Staff

Michael Brown reflects on 49 years at Emerson

By Faith Bugenhagen
November 13, 2019

A sign reading “if you think education is expensive, try ignorance” hangs in the office of Michael Brown—the first professor of color to receive tenure in Emerson’s 139-year history and the longest-serving...

Workers painted over the scaffolding in front of Little Building where over over 12 students were publicly accused of sexual assault.

College removes graffiti accusing more than 12 students of sexual misconduct

By Maya Gacina, Chris Van Buskirk, and Parker Purifoy
April 18, 2019

The college does not plan to investigate who posted a list of more than 12 students accused of sexual misconduct onto Little Building’s Boylston Street scaffolding on Thursday, according to a college...

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