Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Courtesy of Xinyan Fu.

“Arts in Chinatown” documentary to be screened in the Student Performance Center Monday

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Content Managing Editor
February 24, 2022

A new student documentary focuses on Boston’s Chinatown, a community that many Emerson students are familiar with, but do not fully know.  Senior journalism major Xinyan Fu’s short documentary...

Amy Rinaldo, the colleges new Associate Director of English Language Learning. (Photo courtesy of Amy Rinaldo)

Emerson hires new Associate Director of English Language Learning

By Gabriel Borges, Staff Writer
February 10, 2022

In her new role with the Office of International Student Affairs, Amy Rinaldo will work with international students to help them celebrate their multilingual community, develop English skills, and proffer...

Director of International Student Affairs Andrea Popa (pictured) said the class of 2023 represents over 27 foreign countries, with the top countries of origin, including China, Vietnam, India, South Korea, and Thailand. Beacon Archive

Emerson’s international student population continues to grow

By Laurel Booth
October 9, 2019

College officials released preliminary admission numbers showing a 12 percent increase in first-year international students admitted to the college this fall—building on a 57 percent increase from last...

Andrea Popa (center), director of the Office of International Student Affairs, with international students in 2019.

College creates peer mentor program for international students

By Hanna Marchesseault
April 3, 2019

The Office of International Student Affairs and the Office of Housing and Residence Life plan to implement an International Student Peer Mentor program starting in the fall 2019 semester to support new...

In addition to the new director, Andrea Popa, OISA hired two new program coordinators to help meet student needs. Xinyi Xu / Beacon Staff

OISA hires new director to address student complaints

By Daniela Lobo-Rivera
January 30, 2019

The Office of International Student Affairs appointed Andrea Popa as the new director following student complaints about staff vacancies during fall 2018. The college also reassigned former Interim...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

International students voice concerns about returning employee

By Flora Li
November 13, 2018

The Office of International Student Affairs postponed announcing a new director to December, over a month after the previously said date. A college official said this delay is due to the chosen candidate...

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