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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Vice President of Enrollment Management Ruthanne Madsen.

Madsen to transfer from Emerson to Babson come November

By Adri Pray, News Editor
October 19, 2022

Vice President of Enrollment Management Ruthanne Madsen will resign from her role at Emerson in November to transition to Babson College, where she will serve in the same capacity, a community-wide email...

State of the College: Interim president reflects on Emersons successes, struggles in 2021

State of the College: Interim president reflects on Emerson’s successes, struggles in 2021

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
November 29, 2021

Interim President William Gilligan published his first State of the College report on Tuesday detailing the college’s accomplishments over the course of the past year, including the induction of new...

Vice President of Enrollment Management Ruthanne Madsen.

Emerson announces interim supervisor of Social Justice Center

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
July 14, 2021

Vice President of Enrollment Ruthanne Madsen will serve as the interim supervisor of the Social Justice Center beginning Thursday, Interim President William Gilligan announced in an email Tuesday.  Madsen’s...

Letter: Ruthanne Madsen, VP of Enrollment, responds to Gina Martin article

Letter: Ruthanne Madsen, VP of Enrollment, responds to Gina Martin article

By Ruthanne Madsen
September 4, 2020

The Office of Financial Aid at Emerson College is devoted to providing access to education for all students with financial need. Unfortunately, inaccurate descriptions of individual circumstances and...

Students crossing the bustling Boylston/Tremont intersection.

Total enrollment peaks, undergraduate enrollment lags behind

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
September 2, 2020

Emerson reported an all-time high in total enrollment for the 2020–21 academic year with 5,411 undergraduate and graduate students attending hybrid or online-only classes—a 4 percent increase from...

“The point and hope is that [the class] will help prepare students to write any thesis they want,” Honors College Director Wendy Walters said.

Honors Program scholarship increases by $1,000 for freshmen

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
October 2, 2019

The honors program changed its scholarship for first-year and future students, granting them approximately $1,000 more than returning students in the program. Angela Grant, director of financial aid,...

There are 926 new first-time students that make up this year’s incoming class. Flora Li/Beacon Staff

College acceptance rate drops to lowest in school history

By Anissa Gardizy
September 4, 2019

The college’s acceptance rate dropped for the fourth year in a row to about 33 percent as a result of increased applications, a college official said.  “I’m pleased to report that the acceptance...

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions enrolled the highest number of international students in college’s history this fall semester.
Graphic by Allison Hagan // Beacon Staff

College admits highest number of first-time international students

By Stefania Lugli
September 15, 2018

The Class of 2022 delivers the highest numbers of international students in the school’s history. This follows the college’s record-high number of applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Out...

VMA department downsizes due to scarce resources

By Gabriella Mrozowski
September 14, 2017

The college accepted fewer visual and media arts students this year due to limited faculty and campus resources. Chair of the VMA Department Brooke Knight said the number of VMA students in the class of...

New fund to assist low income students with expenses

By Isha Marathe
September 14, 2017

Emerson College created the Student Assistance Fund as a reserve for eligible students who might need help covering subsidiary costs of education, said Director of Retention and Student Success Chris Daly. The...

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