Dear members of the Emerson community,
I am writing today as we head into the weekend before what many consider to be the most consequential election of our lifetime—one that is weighing heavily on our collective consciousness in a time of great division. Many of you have already cast your vote; others are preparing to head to the polling places on November 3. Voting is essential to democracy, and I know Emersonians will make their voices heard.
The impact of this election will be felt by everyone in the Emerson community. I am keenly aware that there may be those who may protest the outcome, or celebrate it, within the streets of downtown Boston and across the nation. I realize that these events may erupt and affect our campus. Our location, in the heart of downtown Boston, frequently places us at the center of activity. The College is monitoring the situation, receiving communications from the City of Boston, making preparations, and doing everything we can to ensure the safety of everyone in our community.
Please expect to receive a number of messages in the coming days from the College outlining our campus preparations and responses during this election week. As always, our highest priority is our community’s safety and wellbeing.