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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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Ned Fulmer, Rex Orange County, and separating the violence from the artist

By Meg Richards, Beacon Correspondent
October 13, 2022

“There’s sexual harassment over here and you shouldn’t conflate it with rape,” said Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement. “Which is true; those are two very different things. But they’re...

Jefferson Fieteks Anoka County MN mugshot

‘I feel relief that he will not be able to harm anyone else;’ Victims of former performing arts professor speak out

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
September 2, 2021

For the victims of former Emerson professor, Jefferson Fietek, his arrest was a bittersweet moment. They expressed relief seeing their childhood abuser locked behind bars, away from harming any other...

Activists Relieved to Get Campus Assault Bill to Baker

Activists Relieved to Get Campus Assault Bill to Baker

College students would be anonymously surveyed about their experiences with sexual misconduct on campus and would have access to new, confidential resources in the event of sexual assault, under a bill...

The Title IX office has been located within the Social Justice Center since 2014 after an external group of lawyers examined the colleges Title IX policies and practices.

Everything you need to know about the updated Title IX policy

By Diti Kohli, Katie Redefer, and Parker Purifoy
August 31, 2020

A college committee of administrators, faculty, and students released an updated Title IX policy establishing the college’s altered process for handling allegations of sexual misconduct and violence,...

Jefferson Fietek was an assistant professor for performing arts at Emerson College starting in 2019.

Former professor accused of series of inappropriate behaviors by Anoka middle school alumni

By Charlie McKenna
July 27, 2020

Three Anoka Middle School for the Arts alumni have accused former Emerson assistant professor Jefferson Fietek, who was taken into police custody late last week, of sexual misconduct, including one...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

Former professor under investigation for multiple sexual assault allegations

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
June 30, 2020

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is investigating former Assistant Professor Jefferson Fietek for multiple reports of sexual assault, according to a press release obtained by The Beacon. Emerson...

Jackson Davis is the subject of multiple public sexual misconduct allegations on Twitter.

Emerson alum suspended from NowThis after sexual misconduct allegations

By Diti Kohli and Parker Purifoy
June 30, 2020

A slew of sexual misconduct allegations against Jackson Davis ‘17 posted on Twitter prompted NowThis News to suspend him from his position, days before the college asserted its commitment to investigating...

Emersons Title IX office.

Emerson Title IX Steering Committee adapting policy to new federal regulations

By Diti Kohli and Parker Purifoy
June 28, 2020

A college committee is debating if Emerson will continue to investigate sexual misconduct incidents beyond what is covered by new federal Title IX regulations, according to a college official.  The...

Student activists reject changes recommended by Title IX working group

Student activists reject changes recommended by Title IX working group

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
May 3, 2020

Students who originally led the charge to get the college to review its Title IX policies are speaking out against a report containing recommendations released Wednesday by the Title IX working group,...

Presidential working group recommends creating standing review committee, changes to Title IX office

Presidential working group recommends creating standing review committee, changes to Title IX office

By Andrew Brinker and Tomas Gonzalez
April 29, 2020

The Presidential Working Group on Title IX policy released a draft of its findings and recommendations Wednesday, calling for several changes, including the removal of the Title IX office from the Social...

Vice President for Equity and Social Justice Sylvia Spears.

Spears recognizes statistical discrepancies in Clery Report

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
September 26, 2019

The Emerson College Police Department released the college’s annual Clery Report on Wednesday, which a college official said provides an incomplete picture of the college’s crime statistics.  Vice...

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Maintaining student activism surrounding Title IX

By Editorial Board
September 4, 2019

Emerson College has a long, complicated—and, at times, bleak—history with incidents of sexual misconduct and Title IX, the federal civil rights law that regulates gender-based discrimination and harassment...

EDITORIAL: Title IX changes require action, transparency from administration

EDITORIAL: Title IX changes require action, transparency from administration

By Editorial Board
January 25, 2019

At issue: Proposed Changes to Title IX regulations Our take: Talk won’t combat new Title IX policies   Last week, we published a Beacon Breakdown on the Title IX changes proposed by Secretary...

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