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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Cristina Kotz Cornejo, the current VMA Chair.

First woman of color VMA Chair prioritizes inclusion, sustainability

By Alec Klusza and Ann E. Matica
March 4, 2021

Since ascending to chair of the Department of Visual & Media Arts in July—becoming the first woman of color to take the helm of the college’s most popular major—Cristina Kotz Cornejo has prioritized...

VMA Department Chair Brooke Knight said he and the associate chairs identified 92 sections of production courses that would be significantly impacted by the transition to online.

Online learning results in alterations to VMA production courses

By Shruti Rajkumar
April 14, 2020

Sophomore visual media arts major Lauren Miller was preparing to film a group final project when the college announced it would be switching to remote learning in light of the progressing COVID-19 pandemic—she...

Kristie Mitchell (left) and Sam Stenson (right) helped organize Delta Kappa Alphas one-minute film festival. Greyson Acquaviva / Beacon Staff

Delta Kappa Alpha starts new competition in lieu of 48 hour film festival

By Grace Rispoli
November 6, 2019

During his first year at Emerson, senior Jacob Falberg pulled an all-nighter to direct and edit a film for Emerson’s 48 Hour Film Festival.  He reminisced about collaborating with another editor,...

Both students and faculty were affected when the college switched to using Workday software. Lizzie Heintz / Beacon Staff

Departments and Faculty Hit with Workday Issues

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
October 28, 2019

Faculty members experienced complications transitioning to the new Workday software since its July 1 implementation, leading to overpaid faculty members and issues with reimbursement processes, according...

Chassidy David works on the set of her BFA film, Missing First Period. Photo courtesy of Chassidy David

Students self-fund films in response to limited college support

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
October 6, 2019

Senior Chassidy David began producing her Bachelor of Fine Arts film as a junior in February 2019, but she quickly learned that the funds provided by the college would not be sufficient to cover the expenses...

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