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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

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, Editor-at-large / 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...

Emerson Polling Director Spencer Kimball

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

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large / 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...

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...

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

On Election Eve, alumni panel forecasts presidential race results

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large / 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...