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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 616 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
May 13, 2021

Massachusetts reported 616 new coronavirus cases Thursday, down from the 626 new infections reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 9.  Cases are continuing to plummet in the state — Thursday’s...

Students walking along Boylston Street.

Struggling to contain virus cases, administrators lay blame on student behaviors

By Andrew Brinker and Diti Kohli
February 7, 2021

Top Emerson officials pinned the recent surge of positive COVID-19 tests on students’ lax behaviors Saturday, despite repeatedly touting the strength of the safety measures they have in place to keep...

Marty Walsh speaks to reporters after casting a vote for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden at The Lower Mills branch of The Boston Public Library on November 3, 2020.

Boston sees highest single-day total of new coronavirus cases since spring

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 7, 2021

Wednesday’s spike in new COVID-19 cases was the largest Boston has seen in a single day since spring, Mayor Martin J. Walsh reported in a press conference on Thursday.  Walsh, delivering a COVID-19...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts daily COVID-19 cases surge past 3,000

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
November 25, 2020

Massachusetts reported 3,224 new coronavirus cases over a 30-hour period Wednesday, up significantly from 2,225 new infections reported Monday. The state’s death total rose by 53. Wednesday was the...

Dylan Scott was quarantined in Paramount for two weeks after being exposed to COVID-19.

Two weeks in Emerson’s Paramount quarantine space

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
September 22, 2020

Every day for two weeks, Dylan Scott woke up in an empty four-person suite in the Paramount residence hall to the view of sun cast on a brick wall, breakfast waiting in a box outside the door. Scott...

College commits to hard deadline to decide fall semester options

College commits to hard deadline to decide fall semester options

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
May 22, 2020

A decision regarding what the fall semester will look like is expected to come by June 12, according to a community-wide email from President M. Lee Pelton sent Friday.  The new time frame comes after...

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