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President M. Lee Pelton condemned the police killing of George Floyd in a statement released to the Emerson Community Sunday night.

Pelton provides insight on Chauvin verdict and calls for police reform

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
April 20, 2021

President M. Lee Pelton mourned the loss of George Floyd and called for an end to violence and hate against Black people in a letter addressing the Emerson community Tuesday evening.  The letter comes...

President M. Lee Pelton.

Emerson debuts new presidential search webpage

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 23, 2021

Emerson added a new section of its website dedicated entirely to the search for a new president on Thursday morning.  The site, announced by the Chair of the Presidential Search Committee Michael MacWade...

President M. Lee Pelton will head a Boston committee tasked with combating racism and inequality.

President Pelton and other college officials condemn Anti-Asian hate crimes committed in Georgia Tuesday

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 17, 2021

President M. Lee Pelton and other high ranking administrators condemned the three shootings that occurred in Atlanta, Georgia last night, resulting in the deaths of eight people, six of whom were Asian...

Students working in a control room for a visual and media arts course.

Emerson announces continuation of hybrid learning through Fall 2021

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 22, 2021

Emerson will continue its “flex learning” program through the Fall 2021 semester, President M. Lee Pelton announced in a Monday morning email.  Fall 2021 will mark the third consecutive term students...

Title IX working group takes questions before finalizing recommendations

Title IX working group takes questions before finalizing recommendations

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
December 9, 2020

The Presidential Working Group addressed questions from the Emerson community about its revised draft of findings about the college’s Title IX processes and additional sexual misconduct policy concerns...

The outside of the Title IX office in the Massachusetts Transportation Building.

Title IX working group presents minimal changes in second draft of recommendations

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
December 2, 2020

The Presidential Working Group that is responsible for reviewing Emerson’s sexual misconduct policy made minimal changes to its initial suggestions in a second draft of findings released ahead of Thanksgiving...

I need to know that, when the lives of people with disabilities are placed in students’ hands, students will do everything in their power to keep those of us with disabilities—visible or not—safe.

Don’t be the reason someone gets COVID-19

By Greyson Acquaviva, Staff Photographer
July 25, 2020

Around this time each year since I officially entered Emerson, I’ve always found myself coming to campus with a certain worry.  As an incoming first-year student two years ago, my biggest concern...

President M. Lee Pelton and Chief Financial Officer Paul Dworkis announced a 10 percent reduction to executive leadership salaries amongst other financial cuts to help mitigate the colleges projected losses related to COVID-19, in a virtual faculty forum on Thursday.

Administration plans initial round of up to $26 million in budget cuts

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
June 29, 2020

Administrators introduced a series of cuts to executive leadership salaries and other expenditures totaling at least $26 million at a faculty forum Thursday, in an effort to mitigate the college's impending...

President M. Lee Pelton.

College plans to issue partial credit for room and board, not tuition

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
March 19, 2020

While Emerson will be issuing partial credit for room and board charges for the spring semester due to circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, no tuition refunds will be issued, according...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Pelton Response, COVID-19 effects, NEWMAC

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Pelton Response, COVID-19 effects, NEWMAC

By Ryan Ribeiro
March 12, 2020

Host Ryan Ribeiro is joined at the top of the show by editor-in-chief Chris Van Buskirk to discuss President Lee Pelton's reaction and plan for the Emerson College community amidst the coronavirus outbreak....

President Pelton met with community members in a round table session after Town Meeting. Jacob Seitz / Beacon Staff

Respect the Marlboro community by maintaining communication

By Editorial Board
November 20, 2019

This Wednesday, President M. Lee Pelton set foot in Marlboro College for the first time since announcing the Marlboro-Emerson merger. Emerson plans to absorb Marlboro's endowment and welcome any interested...

President M. Lee Pelton arrived on Marlboros campus at 11:30 a.m. this morning accompanied by several other high level administration officials. Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Pelton arrives on Marlboro campus

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
November 20, 2019

This is an ongoing story. Check back later for updates Emerson College President M. Lee Pelton arrived on the Marlboro College campus Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. for his first visit since the Boston institution...

The college purchased the Walker Building adn 116 Boylston St. in 1998. Whisky Saigon moved into the space in 2013. Photo by William Bloxham / Beacon Correspondent

Nightclub Whisky Saigon to leave Boylston Street by June 2019

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
March 13, 2019

Whisky Saigon, a nightclub that neighbors the Emerson campus, will vacate 116 Boylston St. by June 30. The college accepted an offer earlier this year to end the nightclub’s lease before it expires in...

EDITORIAL: Emerson’s plastic straw conundrum

EDITORIAL: Emerson’s plastic straw conundrum

By Editorial Board
September 20, 2018

At issue: Emerson revamps its image. Our take: Change doesn’t always mean progress. On July 9, 2018, Starbucks announced the company will slowly faze out single-use, plastic straws in favor...

Emerson’s cost of attendance increased from $19,303 per year in 1990 to $67,832 in 2019. Cullen Granzen / Berkeley Staff

President Pelton gets on the ‘gram

By Annika Hom
September 19, 2018

President M. Lee Pelton revamped his social media presence over the summer to improve communication between him and the Emerson community. His new approach notifies students and staff about changes...

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