Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The Little Building residence hall.

Little Building wins 2022 American Architecture Award for historic preservation

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large
January 26, 2023

A landmark of the neo-Gothic style in Boston, the Little Building was built over a century ago. But it took a purchase by Emerson and a massive contemporary reimagining to earn it recognition for its “modern...

From Left to Right: Christine Hughes, Peggy Ings, and Bill Gilligan, three of the colleges 12 vice presidents.

Three vice presidents to retire before 2021

By Charlie McKenna
October 7, 2020

Three of Emerson’s 12 vice presidents will retire by the end of 2020 after opting into the college’s early retirement program.  Christine Hughes, vice president and general counsel, who has been...

Peggy Ings said the college gave the city almost double the amount the program requested through other contributions beyond PILOT. Matthew Barrett / Beacon Correspondent

College fails to meet financial contribution goals to city for eighth straight year

By Charlie McKenna
November 14, 2019

Emerson College failed to meet Boston's requested contribution to a program in 2019—the eighth straight year in a row.  The college paid just 57 percent of the 1.9 million the city requested of the...

The college plans to expand the width of the sidewalk between Tremont St. and Boylston Pl.

Sidewalk expansion construction to begin Wednesday

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
September 20, 2019

Construction for the sidewalk expansion will begin on Sept. 25, according to an email sent to the community on Friday. According to the email, the college plans to widen the sidewalk from the corner...

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Walker Building facade project to cost the college an estimated $600,000

By Anissa Gardizy
March 22, 2019

The city of Boston projected it would cost the college approximately $600,000 to complete the Walker Building facade restoration project, according to a publicly available construction permit. Contractors...

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