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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Letter to the Editor: A Blue Valentine’s Day at Emerson

Letter to the Editor: A Blue Valentine’s Day at Emerson

It is easy to love Emerson. Talented students, brilliant faculty, committed staff: great people. We see individuals learn and grow on our campus, but we also see them stifled. We see them burn out and...

Bill Giligan, the interim president of Emerson College.

Letter to the Editor: Response to ‘Emerson’s next president should serve students, not their pockets’

By William Gilligan, Interim President of Emerson College
February 5, 2022

I write today in response to an opinion piece, “Emerson’s next president should serve students, not their pockets,” in order to clarify information provided in this piece, as well as to reaffirm...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St.

Professor faces outcry over antisemitism allegations

By Bailey Allen and Abigail Lee
January 13, 2022

Mired in controversy, an Emerson professor is facing accusations of antisemitic behavior in the classroom last semester—while acknowledging that his actions could have been “perceived the wrong way.” Brian...

Letter: Advice for students about to graduate? Join a union

Letter: Advice for students about to graduate? Join a union

By Illona Yukhayev
April 27, 2021

Illona Yukhayev (illona_yukhayev@emerson.edu) is an Instructional Technologist at Emerson. When she's not busy helping faculty build their Canvas courses, she is happy to talk to anyone about labor.  Every...

Letter: Ruthanne Madsen, VP of Enrollment, responds to Gina Martin article

Letter: Ruthanne Madsen, VP of Enrollment, responds to Gina Martin article

By Ruthanne Madsen
September 4, 2020

The Office of Financial Aid at Emerson College is devoted to providing access to education for all students with financial need. Unfortunately, inaccurate descriptions of individual circumstances and...

Letter: What will we do with our fear?

Letter: What will we do with our fear?

By Kim McLarin, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
July 30, 2020

Kim McLarin is a writing, literature, and publishing associate professor and a graduate program director. Dear Emerson Community, These are frightening times. We fear for ourselves, our families...

Letter: Sylvia Spears Responds to Title IX hiring process failed to involve students enough

Letter: Sylvia Spears Responds to “Title IX hiring process failed to involve students enough”

By Letter to the editor
October 23, 2019

To the editor: Re “Title IX hiring process failed to involve students enough” (Editorial, Oct. 17) While the editorial makes a valid point about the scheduling of candidate presentations, student...

Letter: Students respond to Person of Color Column: I am from Hong Kong, not China

Letter: Students respond to “Person of Color Column: I am from Hong Kong, not China”

By Xinyan Fu , Jiachen Liu, and Xinyi Tu
April 24, 2019

To the Editor: Re “Person of Color Column: I am from Hong Kong, not China” (Column, April 21) The Living Arts Section recently published a Person of Color column about students from Hong Kong,...

LETTER: Healing and Advocacy Collective responds to When the best course of action isnt enough

LETTER: Healing and Advocacy Collective responds to “When ‘the best course of action’ isn’t enough”

By Letter to the editor
October 16, 2018

For anyone who is reading this, we talk about power-based interpersonal violence, including sexual assault, the Title IX process, and reference some current cultural examples. To the Community: We...

LETTER: Elise Harrison responds to ECAPS overwhelmed by student demand

LETTER: Elise Harrison responds to “ECAPS overwhelmed by student demand”

By Letter to the editor
April 27, 2018

Letter to the Editor from Elise Harrison, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services I would like to clarify several things in the article about Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services...

LETTER: SGA Executive Treasurer Ian Mandt responds to Dont ask students to fund scholarships

LETTER: SGA Executive Treasurer Ian Mandt responds to “Don’t ask students to fund scholarships”

By Letter to the editor
April 15, 2018

Following the release of the editorial “Don’t ask students to fund scholarships,” I wanted to provide some clarifying information that we were not given the opportunity to provide prior to its publication....

LETTER: Henderson-West responds to criticism of SGA

LETTER: Henderson-West responds to criticism of SGA

By Christopher Henderson-West
April 5, 2018

Someone asked me what I thought about what occurred on Tuesday morning, and here's the deal: The flagging of the Multi-Purpose Room on Tuesday morning was a call to action. It was a call for accountability....

Letter to the Editor: Student response to “What’s in a name?”

By Letter to the editor
February 1, 2018

Last week, the Berkeley Beacon editorial board published an article titled “What’s in a name?” examining recent name changes of the Educational Equity and Justice Committee (formerly the Ad Hoc Committee...

Letter to the Editor: Faculty Council responds to Lowrie memo and student protests

November 15, 2017

Faculty Council recently met with President Lee Pelton, Provost Michaele Whelan, and VP of Diversity and Inclusion Sylvia Spears to discuss the student protest and its aftermath. While we support Anthony...

Letter to the Editor: concerned faculty response to Lowrie memo

November 9, 2017

Written in response to a memo sent to the Emerson community by Faculty Assembly Chair Anthony Lowrie, which called for a private investigation into student claims of racism and cultural insensitivity. In...

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