Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Profs. Erika R Williams and Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann

Two Emerson professors take UConn positions

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
July 26, 2021

Professors Erika R. Williams and Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann will both leave Emerson in the fall and join the faculty of the University of Connecticut, college officials announced last week.   Williams...

An in-person class session in the Paramount Center.

One year into pandemic learning, professors tired of mixed format

By Frankie Rowley and Alec Klusza
March 17, 2021

A year into pandemic, professors—forced to straddle the two modalities of hybrid learning—say the new form has proven onerous, while others have learned to work around its constraints.  Last March,...

Cameron Manning helping students move into Little Building at the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester

Emerson delays start of in-person classes, residence hall move-in schedule, citing COVID surge

By Charlie McKenna
December 30, 2020

Emerson will hold the first ten days of spring semester classes online and delay move-in to on-campus residence halls by a week, President M. Lee Pelton announced in an email Wednesday afternoon, 20 days...

Professor Brooke Knisley said it is especially frustrating that the college may not believe people when they tell them they have a disability.

Professors seeking accommodations forced to jump through hoops to teach online

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
December 7, 2020

A number of Emerson’s immunocompromised and disabled professors have reported issues receiving accommodations to teach remotely ahead of the fall semester’s hybrid classes. Several faculty and graduate...

A Visual and Media Arts class under COVID-19 safety restrictions.

Saturday classes creating roadblocks for students, professors

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
October 12, 2020

Every weekend, Tim Schwab, a junior, takes the commuter rail home to Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to work as a shift supervisor at Papa Gino’s pizzeria. Shrewsbury is about 40 miles from campus, a 70-minute...

The fear of speaking up in class scarred me, and to my surprise, Im not the only one that felt barred from active class engagement. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Speaking up in class improves learning experiences

By Xinyan Fu, Columnist
February 28, 2019

I always raised my hand in middle school with the hope of answering every question the teacher asked, but my classmates rolled their eyes when I spoke because my passion for participation was jarring....

I know everyone I meet will not have the same interest in learning to say my name correctly. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Unfamiliar names deserve proper pronounciation

By Ziqi Wang
January 23, 2019

While working in the journalism office last week, my boss asked me to make a list of a few common sounds in Chinese names that professors might find hard to pronounce. He was considering giving...

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