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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

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

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...

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

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...

The Office of International Student Affairs.

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

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...

Students crossing the bustling Boylston/Tremont intersection.

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

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...

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

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....

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

July 8, 2020

Emerson joined local universities to condemn Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s decision to ban international students whose classes are held mostly...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

International students voice concerns about returning employee

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...