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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The exterior of the W hotel.

Students moved to W Boston Hotel in effort to create more isolation spaces

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Content Managing Editor
February 3, 2022

Emerson relocated 40 students to the W Boston Hotel at the beginning of the spring semester,  in order to free up spaces for on-campus isolation in the face of surging COVID-19 cases.  Students were...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Bypasses of security in the Little Building, fire alarm set off at Park Plaza Hotel

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 3, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Tuesday, Feb. 23  ECPD...

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Incident Journal: Pizza oven fire extinguished in Dining Center, contraband found in Little Building

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 14, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Feb. 8 ECPD...

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Incident Journal: Two non-Emerson members found in Little Building, fire alarm set off in Park Plaza Hotel

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
February 10, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Feb. 1  ECPD...

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

Residents at the W Hotel moved off 12th floor

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
February 10, 2021

With less than a week of warning, students living on the 12th floor at the W Hotel packed their belongings last week and moved to a new room assignment on floors five through 11. Emerson announced they...

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

W hotel privacy eases some students’ worries about on-campus living

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 30, 2021

Student residents of the luxury W hotel expressed they felt safer living in the converted dorm space due to limited interaction with others—seclusion they said difficult to attain in normal campus living.  The...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Man barricaded in W Hotel, multiple student guest violations

November 17, 2020

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity, but not for content. Monday, October 26 ECPD...

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

W Hotel to continue housing students in spring

By Patrick Pierce
November 14, 2020

Emerson will continue to house students and hold classes in the four-star W hotel during the spring semester, extending a deal that put approximately 200 students in the downtown space this fall. Students...

BPD and EMS respond to a situation involving a non-Emerson guest in the W hotel on Nov. 5

Guest emergency prompts W hotel lockdown

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
November 5, 2020

Boston Police and EMS responded to an emergency incident at the W Hotel involving a non-Emerson guest on the 14th floor Thursday night. A man could be seen smashing windows with what police described...

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

WiFi out in W hotel due to Verizon outage

By Charlie McKenna
October 22, 2020

Students living in the W Boston hotel lost wifi early Thursday evening, due to an internet outage in the area. Students living in the hotel received an email from the Office of Housing and Residential...

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

Hotels as college dorms? Pandemic forces new reality

By Lily Schutt
October 1, 2020

Dorm life on Emerson’s vertical Boston campus is a far cry from traditional college housing. Here, students pack elevators to ascend to their four- to eight-person suites, sometimes nearly 20 stories...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Three students trapped in Little Building elevator

By Beacon Staff
September 30, 2020

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Tuesday September 22   A...

Emerson will remove plexiglass dividers installed in classrooms preceding the Fall 2021 semester.

Campus capacity severely limited with new retrofitting measures

By Charlie McKenna
August 27, 2020

The rapidly approaching fall semester will see Emerson’s vertical downtown Boston campus drastically altered due to COVID-19 safety restrictions and new retrofitting designed to keep larger groups from...

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

W hotel to be used as temporary residence for more than 200 students

By Charlie McKenna
July 30, 2020

The college intends to house more than 200 students in the W hotel this semester, a measure being taken to accommodate social distancing on campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was announced...

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