The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Friends beyond two weeks

In Boston, we spend a good portion of our day avoiding contact with other people: on the T, on...

Academic ethics for a new year

This year, I celebrate my silver anniversary in teaching. Over the past 25 years, I believe I've...

Study abroad: An invaluable part of your education

This is not news: The world is shrinking. Last Thanksgiving I flew from Boston to Eugene, Ore. in...

Desir: A multitalented devotee

Since coming to Emerson, I have always wanted to take one of Pierre Desir's classes. I wanted to...

Students, bring justice to House

A couple of years ago, Emerson Peace and Social Justice elected Professor Roger House our new...

House would be sorely missed

During my four years at Emerson, I have taken most of my classes with a small handful of...

Looking ahead to next year

This year, we've brought issues of college affordability and student rights to the forefront. We...

With learning, grades fail

How does Emerson, and virtually every academic institution, measure education? Grades. Upon...

Headphones: Give #039;em a rest

The birds on the Common have been chirp-chirping now for weeks. But I sure haven't heard them....

Susan Boyle: No cover girl, but a beauty nonetheless

On April 11, she stood before Simon Cowell, one of the tougher judges on iAmerican Idol/i and...

A Quiverfull of liberals

We, liberals, feminists, torch-bearers of the freedom of choice and the sanctity of an...

Christians and Lions

This bumper sticker, slapped onto an LB dorm room door, was my disturbing introduction to Emerson...

The state of soy: The fraught ethics of a troublesome bean

Emerson students, if summed up in one word, are best described as "alternative." We pursue...

Do it for the kids

Eight-year-old Carlos sat upright in his chair. He raised his hand and began to jump up and down....

The value of Liberal Arts: Looking past the quot;gen ed checklistquot;

Emerson is not a liberal arts college in the traditional sense. Emerson's liberal arts commitment...