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Alexander C. Kaufman


Alexander C. Kaufman is the editor-in-chief of The Berkeley Beacon, succeeding Taylor S. Gearhart in May 2011. He is a junior political communication major.

Previously, he served as news editor and spearheaded coverage of tumultuous resignations in the Student Government Association, a high-profile Massachusetts gubernatorial debate, and the expansion of the college's satellite program in Los Angeles.

Kaufman began his career in journalism at 15 when he began writing for The Long-Islander newspapers in New York. He currently works as a metro desk correspondent at The Boston Globe, where he covers crime and breaking news, and is producing a documentary on food nutrition in Boston's public schools. He also blogs about German and European Union politics at

Kaufman can be reached at


An Empire State of mind for Emerson

The college should establish an external program, similar to those in Los Angeles and Washington, in Manhattan, allowing prospective New Yorkers to intern and study for a semester, while living in Emerson-administered dorms or apartments.

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Local businesses anticipate influx of Emerson students

As excavators dig the three-story deep foundation for Emerson’s satellite campus in downtown Hollywood, businesses in the surrounding area are anticipating the influx of student customers when the first class enters in 2014.

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College breaks ground on Los Angeles campus

Nearly a decade after Emerson officials began planning a permanent satellite location here in the heart of Hollywood, more than 100 gathered Thursday beside the three-story deep ditch out of which will rise the college’s West Coast campus.

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Quirky error message briefly replaces Emerson homepage

The homepage appeared to be hacked this evening, displaying nothing but an all-white page with the message "uhhh oh hai."

Journalism department should change with industry

<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Three weeks ago I left the jour...

Film student remembered for passion, work ethic

<p></p><p><strong>Heidi Moeller, Beacon Staff</...

PA senator announces bid for presidency

<p></p><p>Performing Arts Senator Jeffrey Rizzi...

Housing continues to frustrate students

<p></p><p>When sophomore Jessup Deane found out...