Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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College expects rise in in-person spring enrollment

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
November 1, 2020

Emerson administrators anticipate a “modest increase” in undergraduate enrollment in the college’s in-person classes this spring semester.  Out of 2,900 undergraduate students that filled out...

Members of the IT Help Desk team work tirelessly during the first hybrid-model semester post-Covid.

How Emerson tech groups prepared professors for a hybrid semester

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
October 14, 2020

For journalism professor Diane Mermigas, teaching in a hybrid format through a pandemic meant that she first had to play the role of a student. Throughout the summer, she took six courses taught by Emerson’s...

We’re putting faculty and staff in danger

We’re putting faculty and staff in danger

By Editorial Board
July 28, 2020

In a world toppled by the COVID-19 pandemic, Emerson administration gave students a choice: return to an altered campus and participate in a mix of in-person and online classes or opt to go fully online....

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Administration officials disclose additional details on what fall semester may look like

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
June 20, 2020

The college’s hybrid learning reopening plan announcement last week answered questions that had been lingering on the minds of students and faculty for months. But the vague nature of “One Emerson...

A faculty assembly meeting in January.

Professors contend exclusion from reopening talks, safety not considered

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
June 19, 2020

A virtual faculty assembly meeting erupted into angry questioning Tuesday when some professors denounced administration officials for their lack of transparency and communication regarding the college’s...

The Office of Housing and Residential Education released a plan Thursday for altered on-campus living for the fall semester.

Fall semester will see significant alterations to on-campus living

By Charlie McKenna and Diana Bravo
June 12, 2020

Residential life on campus during the fall 2020 semester will look significantly different than it has in past years as part of the college’s reopening plan “One Emerson Flex Learning,” according...

Students moving out of their dorms in March 2020

Fall opening plan elicits joy from some students, leaves athletes in the dark

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
June 11, 2020

When then freshman Olivia Lusk left Emerson’s Boston campus in March, she was disappointed her first year—and maybe even her next one—was threatened by a looming pandemic. So, Lusk could not contain...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St.

In-person classes to resume in the fall, college announces

By Diana Bravo and Charlie McKenna
June 10, 2020

The college will reinstate in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester with significant changes to student life following the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, President M. Lee Pelton announced in...

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