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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

An Emerson College Police car.

Package explodes at Northeastern; ECPD monitoring situation

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
September 14, 2022

Emerson College Police Department increased campus building security Tuesday night after a package delivered to a Northeastern University building exploded when it was opened, officials said. Around...

Shaye Gregory Poku / Courtesy: Wheaton College

Shaya Gregory Poku named Emerson’s next vice president for equity and social justice

By Adri Pray, News Editor
May 13, 2022

Interim President William Gilligan announced that Shaya Gregory Poku will become Emerson’s next vice president for equity and social justice via a community-wide email correspondence Friday morning. Poku...

Soledad OBrien speaking to graduates during 2019s commencement ceremony.

Should Emerson host in-person graduation?

By Editorial Board
March 25, 2021

As college students, the driving force to get us through 8 a.m. classes, midterm exams, and the ever-rising tuition rate is the monumental closing event of our college experience: graduation. But since...

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

Emerson denies COVID-19 testing to off-campus students over winter break

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
January 13, 2021

Off-campus students staying in Boston over winter break have not accessed testing through Emerson since Nov. 26.  Those students will have to wait until Jan. 19 to get tested through the college again,...

The Little Building residence hall.

College greenhouse gas emissions increase with Little Building reopening

By Patrick Pierce, Beacon Correspondent
December 12, 2020

An annual city report found that Emerson’s greenhouse gas emissions saw a slight increase in 2019 with the reopening of the Little Building residential hall.  The Little Building alone has added...

Emerson Hockey Club ran from 2005 to 2015.

Revisiting the fabled Emerson Hockey Club

By Nate Lannan
November 19, 2020

Boston is clearly a hockey town. When winter arrives, people in New England lace up their skates, grab their sticks, and hit the ice. The city is home to the Bruins, one of the NHL’s oldest and arguably...

Students crossing the bustling Boylston/Tremont intersection.

Total enrollment peaks, undergraduate enrollment lags behind

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
September 2, 2020

Emerson reported an all-time high in total enrollment for the 2020–21 academic year with 5,411 undergraduate and graduate students attending hybrid or online-only classes—a 4 percent increase from...

“I have been repeatedly told by my supervisor that I am expected to be in the lab working at least 60 hours a week. This is a job—graduate work is work,” Sam Levinson said. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Correspondent

Boston-area graduate students push for unionization rights

By Anissa Gardizy
November 16, 2019

Boston-area graduate students spoke at City Hall Thursday to oppose a new federal rule that would prohibit them from unionizing.  Graduate students at Harvard University, Boston University, Boston...

Potential Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg spoke to approximately 1,000 college students and Massachusetts locals at Northeastern University on April 3. Thomas Bloxham / Beacon Staff

Pete Buttigieg speaks in “Millennials in Politics” seminar at Northeastern University

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
April 6, 2019

Potential Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg called for affordable higher education and equal opportunities for those without a college degree as he spoke to approximately 1,000 college students...

Boston college students gathered to support striking Marriot hotel workers from UNITE HERE Local 26 on Nov. 1. Belen Dumont / Beacon Staff

Boston students join Marriott workers on strike

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
November 3, 2018

Boston students marched with backpacks and painted cardboard signs down Huntington Avenue on Nov. 1 to join Marriott hotel workers during their fifth week on strike. Student protestors first joined...

Fire breaks out near Hemenway residence hall, students affected

Fire breaks out near Hemenway residence hall, students affected

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
October 27, 2018

Update Oct. 30: The college provided housing free of charge to the two off-campus students affected by the fire at 104 Hemenway St.  Two off-campus Emerson students will receive temporary housing after...

College calls on SGA to help promote Voice Your Choice program

College calls on SGA to help promote Voice Your Choice program

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
October 18, 2018

An Emerson Associate Director petitioned the Student Government Association at the weekly Tuesday meeting to help promote the Voice Your Choice initiative where students can allocate $100,000 of alumni...

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