Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emersons Walker Building.

Emerson to offer health and social change, media psychology majors starting 2023

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
March 30, 2022

Indicating an increased focus on the intersection of communications and health, Emerson will introduce two new majors starting in the fall of 2023: health and social change and media psychology. Both...

A sign on the window of Emersons coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

College expects no new positives following early week surge

By Charlie McKenna
November 20, 2020

College officials are not aware of any new positive COVID-19 tests from community members, following the sudden surge in positive results earlier in the week.  Emerson reported 12 new positive tests...

A meeting of professor Nancy Allens Plagues and Pandemics course in the fall semester.

Learning about a pandemic while living one is ‘far too real’

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
October 29, 2020

For 60 students this semester, the raging pandemic is more than a force disrupting daily lives and the world economy—it’s homework.  Those students are enrolled in Marlboro Institute for Liberal...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center at the corner of Kneeland Street and Harrison Ave.

Emerson COVID-19 dashboard riddled with inaccuracies, missing metrics

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
October 8, 2020

A review of Emerson’s reported COVID-19 data reveals severe shortcomings in the college’s dashboard, which intends to provide insight into the virus’ presence in the community.  The regularly...

A faculty assembly meeting in January.

Faculty addresses concerns over spring semester schedule, testing regulation

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
September 23, 2020

Professors criticized the administration’s proposed calendar for the spring semester, as well as its COVID-19 data reporting process, during a Faculty Assembly meeting Tuesday afternoon. The complaints...

Marlboro Institute professor Nancy Allen.

Full-time faculty prepare to boycott unpaid directed studies

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
March 10, 2020

Emerson's full-time faculty union has recommended that its members stop advising directed study courses beginning fall 2020 semester unless the college begins paying them for this work.Directed study courses,...

New student organization discusses disability issues on campus.

New student union helps fill disability activism void on campus

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 12, 2020

Sitting around bags of Hershey's chocolate in one of the fourth-floor rooms of 172 Tremont, members of the new student organization Access Student Disability Union—a space for Emerson students with disabilities...

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