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ECSU organizes phone bank to protest proposed tuition increase

ECSU organizes phone bank to protest proposed tuition increase

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

February 19, 2020

Approximately eight students called seven Emerson Board of Trustees members Tuesday night at an Emerson College Student Union phone bank event to express their disapproval of tuition increases for the 2020-2021 school year. Students filtered in and out of the multipurpose room in the basement of 172...

Staff Union seeks new members at Valentine’s Day meet and greet

Staff Union seeks new members at Valentine’s Day meet and greet

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

February 16, 2020

The Emerson College Staff Union hosted a Valentine’s Day meet-and-greet at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery on Stuart Street Friday to chat with prospective members over lunch about joining the union before contract renegotiations begin next spring. “The people who we expected to come all...

FAB allocated two appeals worth $30,000

FAB allocated two appeals worth $30,000

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

February 13, 2020

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously approved two appeals requests and one budget request totaling over $30,000 in their meeting Thursday afternoon.If both requests are officially approved by Joint Session this coming Tuesday, approximately $88,000 will remain in the appeals account for the rest ...

New student union helps fill disability activism void on campus

New student union helps fill disability activism void on campus

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

February 12, 2020

Sitting around bags of Hershey's chocolate in one of the fourth-floor rooms of 172 Tremont, members of the new student organization Access Student Disability Union—a space for Emerson students with disabilities and allies on campus—decided that they were all either Ravenclaws or Hufflepuffs. Coupled...

Emerson Staff Union begins first targeted organizing effort

Emerson Staff Union begins first targeted organizing effort

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

February 8, 2020

The Emerson Staff Union passed out nearly 60 handwritten invitations to a Valentine’s Day meet-and-greet event to staff members in non-unionized departments on Friday in an effort to recruit more members. The event on Feb. 14 at Rock Bottom restaurant is being held before renegotiation talks beg...

SGA delays Financial Equity Board vote for third time

SGA delays Financial Equity Board vote for third time

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

February 6, 2020

The Student Government Association held an “auxiliary” Joint Session meeting late Wednesday night in a last-minute effort to push Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple’s Financial Equity Board proposal into practice, but no vote took place.The proposal, which would effectively create a ...

College identifies two student suspects in LB vandalism incident

College identifies two student suspects in LB vandalism incident

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 30, 2020

Emerson Police identified two students connected to derogatory vandalism found in Little Building on Jan. 26, according to a community-wide email sent Thursday. The students, who were not revealed to the public, will be brought before the college’s disciplinary process in a timely manner. According...

How TV brought me closer to my brother

How TV brought me closer to my brother

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 29, 2020

In my household, the TV remote often feels like a fifth family member. My mother unwinds with reality shows, and my father weeps to black-and-white films. I’ve always been partial to trashy sitcoms, while my brother rarely diverges from his steady diet of Sunday Night Football. Once in a blue mo...

College plans to phase out “ozone-depleting” refrigerant over next ten years

College plans to phase out “ozone-depleting” refrigerant over next ten years

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 28, 2020

The college plans to stop using ozone-depleting refrigerant chemicals over the next 10 years as part of a nationwide phase-out of the substance that started in 2010, according to college officials.The college will replace its current refrigerant chemical gas, R-22, with one that is more environmentally friendly,...

Derogatory graffiti found in Little Building, second incident this week

Derogatory graffiti found in Little Building, second incident this week

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 26, 2020

Derogatory vandalism was found on multiple room doors in the Little Building Friday, according to an email from President M. Lee Pelton, the second incident of hate graffiti in residence halls this week. According to the email, staff found the graffiti, which was then reported to ECPD and removed. Th...

FAB votes to restrict organization’s access to ice sculptures

FAB votes to restrict organization’s access to ice sculptures

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 24, 2020

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously voted to require “advanced permission” for student organizations to purchase ice sculptures at their Thursday meeting. The advanced permission designation means ice sculptures will require special approval from the Student Government Association's Executive...

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