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Trent (center right) was remembered as a pioneer in the field of Political Communication.

Emerson faculty reflects on passing of Judith Trent, political communications icon

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
December 10, 2020

Dr. Judith Trent’s only official post at Emerson was as a guest lecturer in 1996. But to many in the School of Communication, she will be remembered as much more. Trent passed away on Nov. 26, in...

Emerson Polling Director Spencer Kimball

After forecast of a landslide Biden win, college pollsters assess where they missed the mark

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
November 9, 2020

As the dust settles on the election, it becomes increasingly clear that the margins of victory for former Vice President Joe Biden were razor-thin in a number of battleground states—a far cry from the...

Students protest Donald Trumps election in 2016.

Professors recall ‘grim’ days on campus after 2016 election

By Charlie McKenna and Dana Gerber
November 3, 2020

Mark Leccese never opened his briefcase for class on Nov. 9, 2016. That day—just after Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency in 2016—a campus mourned.  “The day after the election...

This month, Emerson Polling Society has surveyed marijuana opinions nationwide.

On Election Eve, alumni panel forecasts presidential race results

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
November 3, 2020

A panel of Emerson faculty and alumni gathered at the final “Road to the White House” event Monday to discuss their insights and predictions for the Nov. 3 presidential election.  Director of Emerson...

Emerson Polling Director Spencer Kimball

Latest Emerson polls show Biden leading in key battleground states

By Dana Gerber and Elena Naze
November 2, 2020

With in-person voting set to open tomorrow, Emerson Polling’s final state and national polls of the general election show Democratic candidate Joe Biden with strong leads over incumbent President Donald...

Emerson College Polling Director Spencer Kimball.

Emerson Polling survey on COVID-19 to help decide fate of fall semester

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
May 3, 2020

Emerson Polling plans to launch a survey on Monday to gather data on community concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, which will help guide decisions for the fate of the fall semester, Emerson Polling...

Emerson Polling director Spencer Kimball at the EC Polling office / Tivara Tanudjaja

How Emerson College Polling predicts electoral trends across the nation

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
December 15, 2019

While the country gears up to vote in the upcoming primary elections, Emerson College Polling, releasing a new state poll every week and a new national poll every month, is busy determining which candidate...

Massachusetts Supreme Court Justices Kimberly Budd (right) and  Elspeth Cypher (left) came to the college to speak to students about their careers. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Judges visit campus for ‘Conversation About the Law’ with students

By Anissa Gardizy
April 4, 2019

A pair of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Judges highlighted the importance of knowing how to write well as students advance in their professional careers during a panel at the college on Tuesday. Justice...

FiveThirtyEight ranked Emerson’s Polling Society as the second-most accurate pollster in the nation in 2018. Beacon Archives

School of Communication to debut new minors in fall 2019

By Anissa Gardizy
February 28, 2019

The School of Communication will debut two minors in fall 2019—one in pre-law and one in public diplomacy—and a new minor in polling is under review, according to a college official.   Student...

Mayor Martin J. Walsh spoke at the Talk the Vote panel discussion in the Bill Bordy Theatre Nov. 5. Erin Nolan / Beacon Staff

Talk the Vote Brings Local Politicians, Officials to Emerson

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
November 8, 2018

Mayor Martin J. Walsh talked about how he handles the media at the 5th Talk the Vote, a live radio show in partnership with WBZ and Emerson on Nov. 5 at the Bill Bordy Theater. “The media is so...

Coffee and Conversations aims to create a welcoming environment to discuss U.S. politics with both domestic and international students. Frances Hui / Beacon Correspondent

Faculty foster political conversations with domestic and international students

By Frances Hui
October 31, 2018

The Department of Communication Studies and International Student Affairs kicked off the first of three Coffee and Conversation events to provide a space for discussion of U.S. politics and social issues...

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