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Associate Director of Emersons Healing and Advocacy Collective to depart later this month

Associate Director of Emerson’s Healing and Advocacy Collective to depart later this month

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
July 14, 2021

Greta Spoering, who serves as associate director of Emerson’s Healing & Advocacy Collective, will depart the college on July 23, officials announced Wednesday morning.  Spoering began her current...

A sign point to a polling place in Boston City Hall on Election Day Nov. 3

Stressed about the election? Here are some resources that can help

By Lucia Thorne, Assistant Lifestyle Editor
November 3, 2020

There’s a reason why Google posted a breathing exercise video to its Twitter account.  As the end of Election Day nears, political anxiety is much higher than previous elections. To add on to 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...

Graphic by Kyle Bray / Beacon Staff

FBI review details 10 percent rise in rape reports in Massachusetts

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
October 30, 2019

A new report details a 10 percent rise in reports of rape in Massachusetts from 2017 to 2018, according to a new statistic released by the FBI in Sept. 2018—continuing a three-year trend in which rape...

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...

Vice President for the Social Justice Center Sylvia Spears formed a research group to find data on representation of different demographics at the college. Photo: Beacon Archives

Social Justice Center forms committee to research biases at college

February 21, 2019

By Abigail Hadfield and Maya Gacina A committee formed of Social Justice Center members and one student gathered to research institutional racism at the college following student protests in fall...


Increase in on-campus sex crimes might signal more reporting

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
October 14, 2018

The number of reported on-campus rapes rose from three in 2016 to six in 2017, according to an annual summary of crimes committed on and around Emerson’s campuses. In 2015, there were zero on-campus...

Campus resources distinguished by disclosure

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
October 12, 2017

Emerson provides two kinds of support to students: private and confidential resources. Emerson’s confidential support systems are bound by federal and Massachusetts state law to keep any information...

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