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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

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

Emerson surpasses 500 COVID-19 cases for the spring 2022 semester

February 25, 2022

Emerson broke 500 COVID-19 positives on Friday, the highest-ever semester total since the onset of the pandemic.  The college reported 11 COVID-19...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports 17 COVID-19 cases on Thursday

February 24, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported 17 COVID-19 tests for Wednesday of the 737 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 2.31 percent. The...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Zero COVID-19 cases reported over the long weekend

February 22, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported zero COVID-19 tests for Friday and Saturday of the 432 tests administered, and no data was readily available for Sunday and...

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson reports four COVID-19 cases following announcement of updated policies

February 18, 2022

On Friday, Emerson reported four COVID-19 tests for Thursday of the 756 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.53 percent. The college...

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson reports one COVID-19 test on Wednesday

February 16, 2022

On Wednesday, Emerson reported one positive COVID-19 test for Tuesday of the 605 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.17 percent. The...

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

Six-case COVID-19 spike reported Tuesday

February 15, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported four positive COVID-19 tests on Monday of the 875 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.69 percent. The...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports one COVID-19 case for Thursday

February 10, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson reported one positive COVID-19 test of the 682 administered Wednesday, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.15 percent. The college...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Two positive COVID-19 cases reported Friday by Emerson

February 4, 2022

Emerson saw two positive tests on Friday of the 1,064 administered. The positivity rate was reported at 0.19 percent. The college also reported two...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson’s COVID-19 dashboard continues decline, Thursday sees two positives

February 3, 2022

Emerson reported two positive tests on Thursday out of the 1,122 administered Wednesday. The positivity rate sat at 0.18 percent. The college also reported...

The exterior of the Kasteel Well castle

No change in sight for Kasteel Well following Omicron variant detection in Netherlands

December 2, 2021

Weeks after a surge in COVID-19 cases forced the Netherlands into another lockdown, the appearance of Omicron—the latest mutation of the virus—threatens...

Gov. Charlie Baker speaks to the media after receiving a flu shot at a CVS in Roslindale on September 17, 2020 in Boston, MA.

Massachusetts reports 33 new coronavirus cases; reaches vaccination goal

June 22, 2021

On Tuesday, Massachusetts reported 12,888 new vaccinations—bringing the state to its goal of fully vaccinating 4.1 million Massachusetts residents. Gov....

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. speaking at a COVID-19 update inside the Massachusetts State House.

Massachusetts reports 1,370 new coronavirus cases

April 21, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,370 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a significant rise from the 968 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 13. Wednesday’s...

Students walking on Boston Common.

Vaccine rollout progressing, health experts foresee a return to normal in the fall

March 18, 2021

Public health experts say there appears to be a “light at the end of the tunnel” shining for college campuses after a year of restrictions, social...

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

Emerson students eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting April 19

March 17, 2021

Emerson students are slated to be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine starting April 19, along with the rest of the general public.  The completed...

Amanda Flower at work in the ECPD office in Nov. 2017

Campus police, health center staff will receive vaccine months ahead of students and faculty

January 11, 2021

Emerson College Police Department officers and Center for Health and Wellness staff will receive COVID-19 vaccines as part of Phase One of the Massachusetts...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Baker: Vaccine Doses Arriving in Expected Numbers

December 30, 2020

The Baker administration has been anticipating that Massachusetts would receive about 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2020, a projection...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker updates the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan on December 9, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Baker outlines state plan to vaccinate for COVID-19

December 9, 2020

The Baker administration plans to distribute 300,000 COVID-19 vaccines over the next three months to Massachusetts residents and workers who face the highest...

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