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

Presidential search extended, possibly into fall term

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
July 16, 2021

Weeks after the departure of former President M. Lee Pelton, Emerson is no closer to announcing his permanent successor, as college officials announced the extension of their presidential search on Friday.  The...

President M. Lee Pelton responds to community unrest following COVID-19 pandemic.

“Leaders need to know when to leave”: Pelton departs Emerson presidency for Boston Foundation

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
June 1, 2021

President M. Lee Pelton’s fondest memories from his decade at the helm of Emerson are those marked by beginnings.  “The thing that even now moves me emotionally is seeing students on opening days,”...

The entrance to a vaccination clinic in downtown Boston.

Vaccines now available for students at Tufts Medical Center

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 29, 2021

Students can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Tufts Medical Center, just over a month after the formal partnership with the hospital fell through, Emerson announced in an email Thursday morning.   This...

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 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...

President M. Lee Pelton.

Pelton examines pandemic, ‘flex’ learning, and the future in annual State of the College address

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
November 23, 2020

Amid a spiraling pandemic that Emerson administrators once warned may financially devastate the college, President M. Lee Pelton released his annual State of the College address Friday, praising the college’s...

President M. Lee Pelton.

Pelton hopes to make fall semester announcement in next two weeks

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
May 20, 2020

The college hopes to make an announcement regarding the fall semester in the coming weeks, President M. Lee Pelton said on Wednesday. “It is our hope to have some in-person classes and curriculum...

Senior Tatiana Melendez, pictured second from the left in the top row, said she was looking forward to celebrating Commencement with her friends.
Top Row (left to right): Jonah Puskar, Ann Zhang, Raz Moayed.
Bottom Row (left to right): Melissa Leslie, Lily Scher.

Seniors hoping to walk in May face altered plans as COVID-19 spreads

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
March 25, 2020

Senior Tatiana Melendez found out there wouldn't be a traditional 2020 Commencement weekend only a week after her ELA classes moved online and she had to move back home due to the rapid spread of COVID-19.  “I’m...

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...

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

SGA condemns swastikas in Piano Row stairwell

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
January 23, 2020

The Student Government Association, in a statement released Thursday morning, condemned antisemitic graffiti found in the stairwells of Piano Row this week.SGA says it hopes the administration will not...

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