Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

Hybrid class scheduling restrictions disrupt students’ graduation timelines

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
November 26, 2020

A college policy that prohibits students from mixing flex—a hybrid of in-person and online courses—and online-only courses is disrupting some students’ meticulously planned schedules and graduation...

Emersons Los Angeles campus.

ELA classes to go virtual again in spring

By Charlie McKenna
November 14, 2020

Emerson’s Los Angeles program will hold classes entirely online in the spring semester, an extension of fall semester protocols, administrators announced in an email to students, faculty, and staff set...

Emersons Los Angeles campus.

ELA campus won’t reopen in the fall, classes to remain online

By Charlie McKenna
September 4, 2020

Emerson’s Los Angeles campus will not reopen for in-person classes in the fall semester in light of new COVID-19 guidance from LA county officials. The program will continue online instruction through...

The view of Tremont St. from Emersons Walker Building.

‘I just can’t logically go back.’ Students ponder gap semesters amid pandemic

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
July 27, 2020

Last semester, visual and media arts major and rising senior Isa Moon served as president of The Girlie Project comedy troupe as she prepared for her final year at the college, the spring semester of which...

Emersons Los Angeles campus.

ELA program in flux amid soaring case numbers in LA County

By Charlie McKenna
July 10, 2020

The Emerson Los Angeles program may begin the fall semester online and later transition to in-person classes, according to an email sent to ELA students Friday afternoon.  Allison Sampson, vice president...

A Zoom class meeting in Spring 2020.

Remote classes bring innovation, frustration

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 15, 2020

Theatre education professor Bethany Nelson had no idea how she would adapt her class material when the college transitioned to online learning, because so much of the work involves students interacting...

VMA Department Chair Brooke Knight said he and the associate chairs identified 92 sections of production courses that would be significantly impacted by the transition to online.

Online learning results in alterations to VMA production courses

By Shruti Rajkumar
April 14, 2020

Sophomore visual media arts major Lauren Miller was preparing to film a group final project when the college announced it would be switching to remote learning in light of the progressing COVID-19 pandemic—she...

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