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Shaye Gregory Poku / Courtesy: Wheaton College

Shaya Gregory Poku named Emerson’s next vice president for equity and social justice

By Adri Pray, News Editor
May 13, 2022

Interim President William Gilligan announced that Shaya Gregory Poku will become Emerson’s next vice president for equity and social justice via a community-wide email correspondence Friday morning. Poku...

Graduate attacker Austin Franklin scored three goals against Wheaton College

Men’s lacrosse increases win streak with first conference win on Saturday

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
March 30, 2022

The men’s lacrosse team’s dominant second and third quarters at Wheaton College led to a 16-8 victory— the Lions’ first NEWMAC win of the 2022 season and second in team history. The team opened...

Zach Waterhouse attempting a shot during the game.

Emerson basketball program sweeps Wheaton

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
January 20, 2022

The men’s and women’s basketball teams took the court in a double header against Wheaton College Wednesday night, winning back-to-back conference games at Wheaton’s King Arena.  Sophomore guard...

Provost Michaele Whelan

From provost to president: Michaele Whelan departs Emerson to lead Wheaton College

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 4, 2021

The 14th floor office designated for the Vice President and Provost of Academic Affairs will soon be have a new tenant as Michaele Whelan prepares to depart the college, saying goodbye to friends made...

Madeline Khaw fought for the ball during the Nov. 2 game.

Women’s soccer team loses NEWMAC Quarterfinals to Wheaton College

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
November 3, 2021

The women’s soccer team’s season came to a crushing close with a 1-0 loss to Wheaton College Lyons in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Quarterfinals. The Lions capped off...

Simone Barragan-Shaw dribbling against Wheaton College

Women’s soccer team defeats Wheaton College 2-1 in front of the first crowd of the season

By Erin Fitman
October 14, 2021

Emerson’s women’s soccer team topped Wheaton College 2-1 in a Wednesday night matchup at Roch Field, bringing the team’s record on the season to 6-4. The Lions were coming off a 2-1 loss to Babson...

Jan Roberts-Breslin

Graduate dean tapped for provost job

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
September 23, 2021

Jan Roberts-Breslin, dean of graduate and professional studies, will take up the role of provost and vice president of academic affairs on an interim basis beginning in November, according to a Wednesday...

Provost Michaele Whelan

Provost Michaele Whelan set to leave college in November

By Charlie McKenna
September 9, 2021

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michaele Whelan will depart Emerson this fall to become the president of Wheaton College in Norton, MA, marking the latest in a series of high profile...

The Lions’ next game is against Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. on April 10.

Women’s lacrosse game against Clark canceled due to COVID-19 protocols

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
April 2, 2021

The women’s lacrosse game against Clark University scheduled for Saturday, April 3 is canceled due to “COVID-19 protocols”, the college said in a statement Thursday night. The contest is the second...

Senior midfielder Kelli Mark runs with the ball.

Women’s lacrosse loses 16-1 against Wheaton

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
March 29, 2021

The women’s lacrosse team recorded its second loss of the season in a 16-1 defeat against Wheaton College in a conference matchup at Nordin Field in Norton, Massachusetts on Saturday. First-year attacker...

Emerson junior outfielder/pitcher Quinton Copeland steps up to the plate during a game in 2020.

Emerson baseball stumbles in opening doubleheader with Wheaton

By Joey DuBois, Deputy Sports Editor
March 21, 2021

Emerson's baseball team fell to Wheaton 10-3 and 25-5 in their season-opening doubleheader on Saturday.  The outing was the team’s first since the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the remainder of the...

Senior guard Jack O’Connor scored 24 points and pulled down six rebounds against Wheaton on Saturday.

Lions defeat Lyons behind team-first play

By Brendan Walker
January 25, 2020

Four players scored double-digit points in the men’s basketball team's fourth conference win, a 14-point victory against the Wheaton College Lyons on Saturday. Wheaton came into this matchup on a...

Freshman midfielder Sage Stack (middle) led the team with five shots against Wellesley. Carol Rangel / Beacon Staff

Women’s soccer extends conference win streak to four

By Andrew Lin
October 19, 2019

The women’s soccer team defeated Wellesley College by a score of 1-0 behind senior forward Veronica Alberts’ lone goal. The win improves the Lions’ record to 10-4 on the season and 5-1 in the...

Freshman Cali Brice (left, No. 4) races down the  right side of the field. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Lions defeat Wheaton for third-straight conference win

By Ethan McDowell
October 15, 2019

The women’s soccer team won its third-straight conference match in a physical 1-0 game against Wheaton College.  The Lions recorded a shutout for the seventh time this year.  “During these...

Freshman goalie Malcolm McGrath (left) hugs senior goalie Bailey Kennedy (right) after the mens lacrosse teams first conference win since 2013. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

Men’s lacrosse wins first conference game in 6 years on senior day

By RJ Dziejma
April 21, 2019

The men’s lacrosse team won its first conference game in program history since 2014 after a 7-6 victory over Wheaton College at Rotch Field on Saturday afternoon. The win came off of a game-winning goal...

The baseball team defeated Clark University for the first time since the 2017 season on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

Baseball team beats Clark for first conference win this season

By Peirce Eldredge
April 13, 2019

The baseball team won its first conference game this season when the Lions defeated Clark University 5-2 on Tuesday night. The win puts Emerson at 1-9 in conference play and eighth in the New England...

Zach Waterhouse (left, No. 10) totaled 25 points in the Lions loss against Wheaton College. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Photographer

Men’s basketball suffers first home loss since December

By Lara Hill
February 1, 2019

The men’s basketball team lost 88-79 Wednesday night in a showdown against New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference opponent Wheaton College—the Lions’ first home loss since December. The...

Junior Quinn Madden (No. 13) averages 81 percent from the free throw line. Photo by Daniel Peden / Beacon Staff

Women’s basketball shines in second half against Wheaton

By Lara Hill
January 26, 2019

The women’s basketball team improved their record to 5-4 in the New England Women’s and Men’s Conference after securing a 60-51 victory against Wheaton College on Jan. 24. Emerson trailed 25-23...

The womens volleyball team begins conference play Tuesday, Sept. 17. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball loses close match to Wheaton

By Jake Peter
October 4, 2018

The women’s volleyball team lost 3-2 to Wheaton College on Tuesday night after five close sets. While Wheaton won the first set 26-24, Emerson rallied to win both the second 25-20 and the third 25-19....

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