The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Plagiarism does not deserve discourse

Although public discourse is essential in sharing ideas and opinions, it’s hard to ignore how this screening presented France with yet another platform to defend himself.

Let's agree to be mean

When students can coast through workshops with shoddy writing, or get through four years without taking a single class on the practicalities of publishing, the whole major suffers.

Letter to the Editor: Faculty Council responds to Lowrie memo and student protests

We re-commit ourselves to fair and inclusive education

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Black and brown and not read all over

The United States loves to call itself a nation of immigrants but often fails to truly promote diversity or allow itself to be represented as more than white. College literature classes are just a microcosm of this same phenomenon.

Staff salaries are more important than real estate

The priorities of the administration should not be buildings, but the people they house.

The fraught intersection of mental health and queer identity

Many health care providers—players in a $3 trillion dollar industry—often fail to provide adequate and informed care for LGBTQ individuals.

Letter to the Editor: Ad-Hoc Committee on Cultural Competency response to student protest and Lowrie memo

Your protest and your vision for what this college might yet be reminds us why we love Emerson as well.

Letter to the Editor: concerned faculty response to Lowrie memo

We the under-signed full-time faculty state that the Assembly Chair does not speak for us or represent our views. 

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#Insta-sad: romanticization of mental health on social media

Mental health issues are often distorted into something “aesthetically pleasing.”

The quest for racial validity

In my efforts to respect issues of racial inequality typically considered more pressing, I have lost spaces where I can express my own painful experiences related to racial identity.

Anthony Lowrie memo misses the mark

The fact that he has made such egregious accusations and employed such inflammatory rhetoric in his memo, and that no faculty or administration has refuted his claims, is troubling.

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Cultivating a culture of biracial inclusion

The way we categorize each other is, for lack of a better term, very black and white, with very little room for shades of gray.

Listen this time

At issue: Student protest for inclusive excellence Our take: Ignoring the problem is not a solution

A Generation of Gentrification

I find myself simultaneously an agent and victim of gentrification; I am the reason rent prices skyrocket, but also the person forced out when large companies set up shop to meet student demand.

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Short term rental, long term damage

Boston should put the needs of residents first, and take more of an active role in regulation of short-term rentals.