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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

President Pranit Chand and Vice President Neiko Pittman

SGA leadership pledges sustainability, accessibility, accountability

By Maeve Lawler, Deputy Enterprise News Editor
September 7, 2022

Emerson’s Student Government Association onboards a new president and vice president following its spring semester election cycle. Pranit Chand, a senior data science and economics major, and Neiko Pittman,...

A view of Emersons campus buildings from the Boylston St. sidewalk.

‘Detailed description’ outlines expectations of next president

By Adri Pray, News Editor
July 24, 2022

The Presidential Search Committee released a “detailed description” of what qualities it seeks in Emerson’s next president. Shared via email on Friday, the document outlined ideal experiences and...

Editorial: Emersons next president should serve students, not their pockets.

Editorial: Emerson’s next president should serve students, not their pockets.

By Editorial Board
February 3, 2022

It is well into the spring semester of the 2021-22 academic year, and Emerson College still lacks permanent leadership.  Former President M. Lee Pelton, who took the helm of the college in 2011, left...

Provost Michaele Whelan

From provost to president: Michaele Whelan departs Emerson to lead Wheaton College

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 4, 2021

The 14th floor office designated for the Vice President and Provost of Academic Affairs will soon be have a new tenant as Michaele Whelan prepares to depart the college, saying goodbye to friends made...

Interim president sees role as projecting ‘confidence, continuity, and stability’

Interim president sees role as projecting ‘confidence, continuity, and stability’

By Charlie McKenna
October 6, 2021

More than four months into his tenure in the college’s top job, Interim President Bill Gilligan described himself as a steady hand who will guide Emerson through a period of immense transition.  Gilligan,...

William Gilligan, former IT head, tapped as interim president

William Gilligan, former IT head, tapped as interim president

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
May 21, 2021

William Gilligan, Emerson's former vice president for information technology, will emerge from retirement to helm the college as interim president beginning June 1, college officials announced Friday...

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 Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris.

Biden, Trump issue contrasting statements following race call

By Charlie McKenna
November 7, 2020

Statements from former vice president Joe Biden and President Donald J. Trump struck strikingly different tones, following the Associated Press and several other major other news organizations’ declaration...

The election results play to a deserted Dining Center

As Trump’s chances narrow, optimistic student body awaits final election results

By Charlie McKenna and Dana Gerber
November 4, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed victories in several key battleground states Wednesday, laying clear his path to the presidency while narrowing the chances of incumbent President Donald Trump’s...

Emerson College Polling Director Spencer Kimball.

Alumni panel talks first presidential debate, Trump

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
October 5, 2020

Three political commentators, each an Emerson alum, tried to make sense of the chaotic first presidential debate in a discussion panel hosted by Emerson College Polling Thursday evening. The panel,...

Raz Moayed runs unopposed for SGA executive president. Photo by Olivia Strauss / Beacon Correspondent

Junior runs unopposed for SGA executive president

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
April 3, 2019

Student Government Association Executive Vice President Raz Moayed entered the race for executive president unopposed, with plans to resign at the end of the fall semester to study abroad in the spring....

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 20, 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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