The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson seeks dismissal of former student's lawsuit

Lawyers for Emerson College and four school administrators moved to dismiss the federal lawsuit filed by a former student who claims the school mishandled her sexual assault case. A 20-page memorandum submitted with the motion on Monday states that even if the lawsuit’s allegations were true, they “do not establish that the Defendants violated any law.”

Travels with Benoit: Promos and production prompt crisscrossing summer

A bestselling nonfiction writer, Denizet-Lewis’ honest and inquisitive pieces about weighty issues like identity, religion, and addiction have recently propelled him to national renown.

Wandering Wild

Paul Turano was at the site of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, when the Emerson professor noticed something that would inspire a seven-year long project: a pile of rocks. On the rocks were inspirational quotes and comments inspired by Thoreau’s ideas.

Art of impermanence: Student makes evanescent Expo works

"I think the fact that it can't and won't last makes it special." -Ben Patterson, sophomore writing, literature, and publishing

Coyne shines on offense for Lady Lions

Over the summer, Mollie Coyne’s mother asked her what her goals were for the upcoming school year. “I told her I wanted to score 20 goals,” said Coyne,

Emerson bites off less than it can chew

Emerson’s dining hall options expose the college’s fundamental misunderstanding of the food needs of its students.


Students concerned about Tap and Go
A month after Emerson’s new security procedure Tap and Go became permanent, some off-campus students are concerned about its safety and practicality.


With new campus, Emerson LA film festival expands
For 13 years, Emerson’s Los Angeles program has offered students a chance to show their work at an annual showcase. This year, however, organizers hope to reinvent the film screening experience with the first-ever Emerson LA Film Festival.


Emerson ought to smoke out the competition
Emerson should be an institutional leader, accepting the medical marijuana cards of its students, not rejecting social progress.


After 51 years of teaching, Hollingworth feels ‘wiser than ever’
"I'm terribly paternalistic and I love my students and live through them vicariously." -J.E. "Ted" Hollingworth, communcations professor