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

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...

A sign point to a polling place in Boston City Hall on Election Day Nov. 3

Stressed about the election? Here are some resources that can help

By Lucia Thorne, Layout Editor
November 3, 2020

There’s a reason why Google posted a breathing exercise video to its Twitter account.  As the end of Election Day nears, political anxiety is much higher than previous elections. To add on to the...

The Office of International Student Affairs.

Proposed federal rule would limit international students’ time in U.S.

By Charlie McKenna and Alec Klusza
October 6, 2020

A newly proposed U.S. Department of Homeland Security rule could limit the ability of international students to stay in the U.S. for more than four years during their planned course of study.  Proposed...

Students crossing the bustling Boylston/Tremont intersection.

ICE rule barring international students from online study in the U.S. lifted

By Charlie McKenna and Andrew Brinker
July 14, 2020

The Trump administration announced Tuesday afternoon that it will roll back an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Rule that would have forced international students enrolled in online course loads out...

I did so many things to create a sense of belonging for myself in this unfamiliar country by empowering myself with knowledge and experience, only to learn that the future I wanted for so long might not even exist, and this country does not welcome people like me.

The U.S. I wanted to study in no longer exists

By Ziqi Wang
July 9, 2020

My boyfriend texted me right after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on Monday that international students would need to leave the U.S. if their university transitions to online-only...

College denounces Trump administration decision to block international students from staying in US while taking online courses

College denounces Trump administration decision to block international students from staying in US while taking online courses

By Charlie McKenna
July 8, 2020

Emerson joined local universities to condemn Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s decision to ban international students whose classes are held mostly online this fall.  ICE announced Monday that...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

International students given option to learn online, attend partner university, or return to campus

By Charlie McKenna
July 4, 2020

Emerson will offer international students the option of taking fall courses online or at a partner university in one of five countries, according to an email sent to international students Wednesday and...

Because OISA only sends out this single email each year to international students, some of my friends still don’t see the importance and necessity in reporting taxes, so they disregard this email. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Don’t leave international students guessing on Tax Day

By Ziqi Wang
April 10, 2019

About a month before Tax Day last year, I received an email from the Office of International Student Affairs. “DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL” was the first line, highlighted in bright yellow. A short...

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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