NEWS

  • Colonial Theatre officially reopens

    The Colonial Theatre opens its doors on July 10 after nearly three years of construction with the world premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. The original opening date of June…

  • Median content expires June 1

    Content uploaded to video streaming program Median will be erased once Instructional Technology Group decommissions the service on June 1. Panopto will continue to operate as the college’s principal video…

  • POWER demands immediate removal of musical theater head

    Musical Theatre Program Head Scott LaFeber maintains his position despite a petition released by Protesting Oppression With Educational Reform on April 21 calling for his immediate removal. Incoming Performing Arts…

  • College receives its largest donation

    The college received the largest single donation in its 138-year history—$4 million. In an email to the community on April 18, President M. Lee Pelton said the donation from an…

  • New SGA initiatives aim to improve college

    The Student Government Association introduced three expansive documents suggesting solutions to what it claims constituents view as the college’s most pressing problems—academics, finance, and transparency. The Academic Initiative, a document…

  • CreativityKits costs continue with class of 2022

    Class of 2022 journalism students will have to purchase a $1,500 MacBook Pro as part of a journalism initiative, according to Department Chair Janet Kolodzy. In 2016, the journalism department…

  • Acceptance rate drops to 36 percent

    The college dropped its acceptance rate to 36 percent from 46 percent last year after receiving a record-high number of applications for the 2018-2019 school year, President M. Lee Pelton…

  • PepsiCo funds electronic recycling signs

    Emerson received $6,000 after winning a partnership with PepsiCo to create educational signs about recycling around campus in a new, digital format. Amy Elvidge, sustainability coordinator, and Diana Potter, associate…

  • Incident Journal

    The Incident Journal is provided to the Beacon weekly by the Emerson College Police Department. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity, but not for content. Monday,…

  • Staff union charges college with unfair labor charges

    Emerson’s staff union filed unfair labor practice charges against the college this past March. Service Employees International Union 888 issued a press release announcing the charges on April 5. However,…

  • New building fails to qualify as green building

    The 172 Tremont St. building, acquired by the college in November, will not meet environmental standards to qualify as a green building. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a…

  • Panelists go beyond #MeToo

    Panelists discussed creating safe spaces within classrooms, and the need to increase inclusivity in the college’s curriculum, at the Beyond #MeToo: Confronting Power Imbalances in the Arts and Media Industries event.…

SPORTS

    April 22, 2018

    Softball secures first NEWMAC playoff spot

    Emerson’s softball team will face Babson College Beavers in the first round of the playoffs for the New England Women’s…
    April 19, 2018

    Star point guard claims Beacon Men’s Lion of the Year

    With the spring season winding down, and commencement just a few weeks away, we are pleased to announce our Lions of…
    April 19, 2018

    Outstanding pitcher claims Beacon Women’s Lion of the Year

    With the spring season winding down, and commencement just a few weeks away, we are pleased to announce our Lions of…
    April 17, 2018

    Lions winless heading into final conference games

    The Emerson women’s lacrosse team had a tough start to their season after losing six nonconference games. Midway through conference…
    April 12, 2018

    Softball to host sexual assault awareness game

    During Jillian Gearin’s junior year, a discussion about Colin Kaepernick and other sports figures using their platforms to promote social…

    LIVING ARTS