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Turning Point event sparks Sinophobia controversy on campus

By Luna Theus, Marcus Cocova, and Keshav Vinod
October 9, 2021

The Emerson chapter of Turning Point USA was suspended by the college after the conservative organization passed out controversial stickers that many students saw as propagating harmful anti-Chinese stereotypes,...

Emerson follows federal policy and bans cannabis on college campuses but the policies concerning CBD are less clear. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Office of Community Standards reviews state and federal policies on medical cannabis

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
April 18, 2019

The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct is reviewing its drug and alcohol policy regarding medical cannabis on campus as part of a larger campus-wide policy review for the JED Program and...

People over 21 can use cannabis recreationally and legally according to Massachusetts state law, but for Emerson students, this isn’t the case. Abby Noyes/ Beacon Staff

Beacon Breakdown: What’s the case with cannabis on-campus?

By Kaitlyn Mettetal
November 7, 2018

Nearly two years after the legalization of recreational cannabis use in Massachusetts the college remains substance-free in accordance with federal laws that prohibit any form of cannabis use. With...

Resident Assistants leave Cannabis Scent notices under dorm room doors after pinpointing the smell of marijuana on a residence hall floor. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

New procedure to deal with cannabis on-campus

By Anissa Gardizy
October 18, 2018

The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct updated the way Resident Assistants handle incidents involving the smell of cannabis in room(s) by adding a Cannabis Scent Notice to standard procedure....

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