Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Screenshot from the ICA Panel on racism, contemporary art, and public health.

Racism and public health: ICA Boston discusses the role of the artist in 2020

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
November 2, 2020

In June, Mayor Marty Walsh declared racism a public health crisis as millions of Black Lives Matter protesters demanded justice for police brutality victims like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The Institute...

A meeting of professor Nancy Allens Plagues and Pandemics course in the fall semester.

Learning about a pandemic while living one is ‘far too real’

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
October 29, 2020

For 60 students this semester, the raging pandemic is more than a force disrupting daily lives and the world economy—it’s homework.  Those students are enrolled in Marlboro Institute for Liberal...

President M. Lee Pelton speaking to students who were forced to evacuate the Netherlands during the Spring 2020 semester after COVID-19 spread rapidly around the world. Pelton expressed support for the Defund the Police initiative Tuesday, saying that the police are overly militarized and the system needs overhauled, in a virtual panel with Commonwealth Magazine.

Pelton voices support for “Defund the Police” initiative in virtual panel

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
June 18, 2020

President M. Lee Pelton joined mounting numbers nationwide in voicing support for the “Defund the Police” initiative that calls for police department funding to be reallocated to community resources,...

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