Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emersons Walker Building.

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

By Vivi Smilgius
Published 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...

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
Published 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...

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
Published 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...

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
Published 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’...

A faculty assembly meeting in January.

Faculty addresses concerns over spring semester schedule, testing regulation

By Dana Gerber
Published 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...

Marlboro Institute professor Nancy Allen.

Full-time faculty prepare to boycott unpaid directed studies

By Dana Gerber
Published 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...

New student organization discusses disability issues on campus.

New student union helps fill disability activism void on campus

By Dana Gerber
Published 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...

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