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Will Van Gelder

Will Van Gelder

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

May 10, 2020

I was in my dorm room, at ELA, sitting at my desk. I knew it was gonna happen like an hour or two before because my girlfriend is friends with an RA. When they moved classes online in Boston, I knew that would happen in LA. And also, I was like, ‘This dorm is like a petri dish for this thing. They’re...

Daysia Tolentino

Daysia Tolentino

By Belen Dumont, News Editor

May 10, 2020

I was at my desk finishing work for one of my internships because we had just been ordered to start working remotely that day for that internship. I checked my email and saw the email from President Pelton and I heard my roommates react and I was like ‘oh no.’ So I walked to their room and it was...

Gina York

Gina York

By Belen Dumont, News Editor

May 10, 2020

The Friday we found out in Los Angeles that we would all have to leave, everyone was like ‘Okay, senior week starts now, it’s this weekend.’ Everyone was kind of going around like ‘We’ve been friends since freshman year, I can’t believe this is it.’ So suddenly, you had to say everything...

Almost four hundred students elect 13 SGA candidates for next fall

A Joint Session meeting at the beginning of the academic year.

By Charlie McKenna, Deputy News Editor

May 8, 2020

The Student Government Association released its spring general election results Monday, revealing an extremely close race for the organization’s executive presidency with self-described LGBTQ+ activist Claire Rodenbush, who promised to bring radical change to SGA, winning the position with just under ha...

DeVos releases new federal Title IX regulations amid internal review at Emerson

The college vowed to hold themselves accountable when addressing issues of sexual assault on campus in a letter Friday.

By Stephanie Purifoy

May 6, 2020

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveiled sweeping new Title IX regulations Wednesday that narrow the definition of sexual harassment and will require Emerson—and colleges across the country—to completely overhaul how they investigate reports of sexual assault. The new federal regulations, which have been...

Letter: Rejecting the idea of us versus them

Letter: Rejecting the idea of us versus them

By Kerry Ferrell, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2020

Kerry Ferrell is an Emerson College class of 2020 graduate. I wholeheartedly reject the idea of an “Us versus Them” mentality at Emerson in regards to the handling of sexual assault on campus. Rather, I see it as “Those Compassionately Aligned With the Victims versus Those Standing in the Way of Healing....

Letter: It is Us Versus Them

Letter: It is Us Versus Them

By Claire Rodenbush, SGA President-Elect

May 6, 2020

Claire Rodenbush is a rising junior at Emerson College who was recently elected as SGA's executive president for the 2020-2021 academic year. My initial reaction to the opinion piece “Us Versus Them” was one of disgust. Telling survivors of sexual assault not to criticize the administration that absolves their abusers of guilt is a privileged take. The administration can...

Summer Global Pathways Programs canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

“[Global Pathways] is something I think Emerson is really proud of. It’s something that I think is unique to us,

By Elena Naze

May 5, 2020

The college notified all 200 individuals registered for the summer Global Pathway programs—which send students around the world for four to six weeks—in early April that it would be canceling all 18 programs due to the current public health crisis, according to a college official.  Internationaliza...

College extends deposit deadline by a month for incoming students

The Admissions Office decided mid-March to extend the deposit deadline, VP of Enrollment Ruthanne Madsen said.

By Diana Bravo, Assistant News Editor

May 5, 2020

The Admissions Office has received positive feedback from prospective students and their parents, along with alumni, about its decision in early March to extend the first tuition deadline for accepted students—which would solidify their decision to attend Emerson—by a month, according to a college...

Emerson Polling survey on COVID-19 to help decide fate of fall semester

“With everything going on, we want to make sure that we know how our community is feeling,” Emerson Polling Director Spencer Kimball said.

By Dana Gerber, Deputy News Editor

May 3, 2020

Emerson Polling plans to launch a survey on Monday to gather data on community concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, which will help guide decisions for the fate of the fall semester, Emerson Polling Director Spencer Kimball said. “With everything going on, we want to make sure that we know how our community is...

New honors program class offers dedicated thesis preparation time

“The point and hope is that [the class] will help prepare students to write any thesis they want,” Honors College Director Wendy Walters said.

By Karina Sanchez

May 3, 2020

The Honors Program will offer a Thesis Preparation Seminar in spring 2021, which will give students the opportunity to craft their thesis with the support of a classroom setting, according to a college official. Honors College Director Wendy Walters thought of implementing this new course after s...

New courses to revitalize The Independent Magazine

The Independent magazine was established in 1976 and turned into its own non-profit organization in 2007.

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor

May 1, 2020

Five Emerson departments are collaborating to offer two courses in fall 2020 that will take over the production of The Independent, an indie online film news magazine created in 2007, according to college officials. John Rodzvilla, director of the publishing and writing graduates program, said senior...