No immediate changes to come from Title IX working group

The working group assembled by President M. Lee Pelton to review the college’s Title IX procedures will not be making any concrete policy changes, according to a member of the committee. Co-chair and Associate Professor of Visual and…

Emerson students help organize panel on Venezuelan crisis

Freshman Diana Mucchiut felt scared when she could not reach her mother on the phone during the first of many major power outages that started occurring in Venezuela since March 7. “I was used to not talking to my mom for two days…

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Fitness center opening delayed to fall 2021

The college delayed the construction of a new fitness center in Piano Row’s Max Mutchnick Campus Center to fall 2021 instead of the initial spring 2020 start date, so student organizations can move out of the space and into the 172 Tremont…

Watch: East Boston fire destroys family-owned business

The Boston Fire Department ordered evacuations in an East Boston neighborhood on March 15 after a massive fire broke out from a family-owned casket company on 1411 Bennington St. at about 3:30 p.m. The BFD said residents could come back to…

Emerson to work with MBTA for a cheaper semester pass

The college plans to work with the MBTA to create an exclusive, discounted semester pass for fall 2019 following a proposed fare increase on Jan. 21 for public transportation in Massachusetts Bay, according to a college official.…

College to revamp Eco-Reps program

The college plans to reinstate Eco-Reps, students who promote on-campus sustainability, in fall 2019, a college official said. The Eco-Reps program went inactive after spring 2018, when the students involved left the program for various…

What happens when a student files a Title IX report?

The Beacon spoke with Pamela White, Emerson’s Title IX coordinator, and examined the Title IX sexual misconduct policy on Emerson’s website pertaining to reports against students. The college’s current Title IX policy is based on law…