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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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Baker announces Phase Four reopening by end of March

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
February 25, 2021

Massachusetts will enter the final step, Step Two, of Phase Three in its four-phase reopening plan next Monday, with plans to move into Phase Four as early as March 22. The Commonwealth’s reopening...

Two members of the student organization Earth Emerson.

Student organizations push political engagement on Election Day

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
November 3, 2020

Cultural, spiritual, and advocacy student organizations on campus are preparing to host Election Day events tonight that will center around self-care, political conversation, and the incoming election...

A Financial Advisory Board meeting in September 2019.

SGA’s Financial Advisory Board meetings grind to a halt

By Charlie McKenna
October 24, 2020

The Financial Advisory Board has not met in four weeks, due in part to a lack of appeals for additional funding from student organizations.  The gap in meetings, Executive Treasurer Thomas Coughlin...

Alpha Phi Omegas recruitment efforts have been greatly impacted by COVID-19.

Student organizations reimagine operations under new restrictions

By Dana Gerber and Ann E. Matica
September 30, 2020

Emerson’s student organizations are facing a herculean task this semester: to reimagine their clubs, most of which depend on in-person interaction, so they abide by COVID-19 safety guidelines.  Pandemic-era...

National Broadcast Society members work on a set.

College reverses course, will temporarily continue non-tuition credits for first-year students

By Charlie McKenna
September 18, 2020

College officials temporarily rolled back a decision Tuesday that would have prevented first-year students from earning non-tuition credits for their participation in select student organizations. Student...

A Student Government Association meeting from the spring semester.

Student organizations to face capacity restrictions and logistical hurdles in the fall

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
July 24, 2020

The usual operations of student organizations will be severely limited under strict social distancing regulations in the fall, college officials revealed Monday. Room capacities will be reduced to 20...

National Broadcast Society members work on a set.

Student leaders wrestle with managing organizations under COVID-19

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
June 17, 2020

Emerson’s hybrid-learning reopening plan, announced Wednesday afternoon, answered students’ lingering questions about the fate of the fall semester. But for many on-campus student organizations, uncertainty...

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Abolishing admission fees could hurt student organizations

By Editorial Board
September 18, 2019

Editor's Note: Editor-in-chief Chris Van Buskirk did not contribute to or edit this editorial due to a conflict of interest.  At the Student Government Association’s Financial Advisory Board meeting...

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