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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Testing center to close at 4:30 p.m. starting Monday

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
April 6, 2022

Starting Monday, April 11, Emerson’s testing center at Tufts Medical Center will open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday instead of the previous 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. According to a Wednesday...

A sign on the window of Emersons coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Testing center closes early due to heating issues

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
January 11, 2022

Emerson’s COVID-19 testing site closed early today due to “heating issues” at Tufts Medical Center, according to a community-wide email sent by the college’s “COVID Lead” and Associate Vice...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

College shifts to pooled testing model

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
October 29, 2021

Emerson introduced a pooled testing model for all community members this week, a process administrators hope will streamline the college’s testing process.  “The College is utilizing this method...

A sign on the window of Emersons coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Students required to undergo two COVID-19 tests upon move-in

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
August 10, 2021

Emerson will require two baseline COVID-19 tests for arriving students moving into on-campus housing in the fall semester, according to college officials.   The Aug. 4 announcement provides more details...

A sign on the window of Emersons coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson denies COVID-19 testing to off-campus students over winter break

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
January 13, 2021

Off-campus students staying in Boston over winter break have not accessed testing through Emerson since Nov. 26.  Those students will have to wait until Jan. 19 to get tested through the college again,...

A sign on the window of Emersons coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson exploring spring semester partnership with Tufts Medical Center

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
December 17, 2020

Emerson is exploring an arrangement with the Tufts Medical Center that would allow students to use Tufts clinical services, as the college’s own health center undergoes restructuring.  The partnership...

A spring 2020 Student Government Association meeting

SGA talks Tufts health center partnership

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 26, 2020

The Student Government Association discussed a new partnership that merges Emerson and Tufts Medical Center’s student healthcare resources at its Nov. 17 weekly student assembly meeting.  The proposed...

Emerson has reported 5,093 total tests have been conducted as of Sunday, with five positives, according to the colleges website.

Let off-campus students test somewhere else

By Editorial Board
August 31, 2020

Testing all Emerson students weekly is both a noble goal and a requirement this year. It’s been widely proven that the most effective way to pin down the coronavirus before it spreads—or shortly after...

The college was investigated by the Office of Civil Rights twice in the past five years for complaints of disability discrimination

Emerson to house nearly 100 Tufts medical professionals

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
April 10, 2020

Emerson will provide housing for about 100 medical professionals from Tufts Medical Center during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a college official.   The college made the decision after the...

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