Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Students relaxing on Boston Common.

International students decide whether to return home for spring break amid ongoing restrictions

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
March 12, 2022

As students prepare to leave campus for spring break, international students have an added layer of difficulty amid the ongoing pandemic. Due to COVID-19 restrictions within their respective countries,...

Students walking on Boston Common.

Faculty approve spring break alternatives

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 21, 2021

Emerson faculty members approved two proposed spring break alternatives during a Friday Faculty Assembly meeting.  The two alternatives, first proposed by Faculty Assembly’s Calendar Committee on...

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

SGA pushes for alternative spring break amid burnout concerns

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 6, 2021

Students are championing the Student Government Association’s “Week of Rest” initiative, which calls for an alternative spring break in response to student complaints of burnout after seven straight...

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

Spring break formally eliminated with faculty vote

By Charlie McKenna
October 17, 2020

The full time faculty union approved an altered schedule for the upcoming spring semester Tuesday, finalizing the college’s plans to cancel spring break as a precaution against COVID-19. The new calendar,...

A faculty assembly meeting in January.

Faculty addresses concerns over spring semester schedule, testing regulation

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
September 23, 2020

Professors criticized the administration’s proposed calendar for the spring semester, as well as its COVID-19 data reporting process, during a Faculty Assembly meeting Tuesday afternoon. The complaints...

The entrance to Emersons Walker Building on Boylston St.

College cancels spring break with release of new academic calendar

By Charlie McKenna
September 18, 2020

The college has canceled spring break in 2021, marking one of the first announcements about an otherwise uncertain spring semester. The college canceled the 10-day break, which usually begins near the...

Beaches are littered day after day during spring break with bottles, cups, and cans left behind by college students, unconcerned about the trash they’re leaving to get swept into the ocean. Illustration: Ally Rzesa/Beacon Staff

Keep it clean on spring break

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
February 25, 2018

Picture the iconic scenes of spring break: college students blasting music surrounded by red Solo cups, people dancing well into the night and spending long, luxurious days on the beach. It’s been...

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