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Ironworkers celebrate Little Building’s final beam

About a hundred construction workers and college officials gathered on the first floor of Little Building to celebrate the placement of the building's last iron beam. Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

By Stephanie Purifoy

October 1, 2018

The college hosted a topping off ceremony to celebrate the placement of the Little Building’s final iron beam on Friday, Sept. 28. About a hundred construction workers and college officials gathered on the first floor of Little Building.  The workers and attendees signed their names on the last ...

Sen. Flake panel continued despite silent protests

Morgan Payne (left), a senior at Texas Southern University, joined in on the silent protest at Sen. Jeff Flake's panel discussion. Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

By Stephanie Purifoy

October 1, 2018

Senator Jeff Flake spoke to about 300 people at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit while 20 attendees silently protested in City Hall Plaza Monday. Flake was originally slated to speak on a panel with Governor of Ohio John Kasich at Emerson’s Colonial Theatre at 11:30 a.m. However, due to security co...

Little Building construction on schedule despite delays

An electrical fire at the at the Quebec-facility which manufactures the concrete exterior of the building setback production by about a month. Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

By Stephanie Purifoy

September 25, 2018

The Little Building will still open August 2019 despite delays setting the project back several weeks, according to college officials. An electrical fire at the Quebec facility that manufactures the concrete exterior of the building setback production by about a month, according to Arthur Mombourquette, senior associate vice president for real estate. Mombourquette said the manufac...

Alumna rallies support for survivors of sexual violence

Emerson alumna Tori Bilcik organized a rally in support for sexual violence survivors. Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

By Stephanie Purifoy

September 25, 2018

About 250 people gathered at City Hall Plaza Monday evening to demonstrate support for survivors of sexual violence. Emerson alumna Tori Bilcik, ‘17 and Northeastern alumna Delia Harrington ‘12 organized the vigil specifically to show solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez. Bot...

College grieves loss of world renowned artistic director and professor

Joseph D. Ketner II passed away after a year-long battle with bile duct cancer. Courtesy of President M. Lee Pelton's office.

By Stephanie Purifoy

September 20, 2018

Sydney Manning ‘13 remembers sitting in the first day of “Europe After the Rain”—a class about European art post World War ll—with late professor Joseph D. Ketner ll standing in front of her and cracking a few jokes to loosen up the class. While most students appeared amused, a couple remai...

Director of Emerson Urban Arts dead at 62

Joseph D. Ketner was the Director of Emerson Urban arts and curated projects such as the Uncommon Project. 
Photo from Emerson College

By Stephanie Purifoy

September 16, 2018

President M. Lee Pelton announced the death of Joseph D. Ketner II, director of Emerson Urban Arts, in an email to students on Sept. 16. Pelton wrote Ketner, 62, passed away after a battle with cancer. Ketner started working at Emerson in 2008 as the Henry and Lois Foster Chair in Contempora...

New local security companies hired to reflect college’s values

Northeast is affiliated with the Service Employees International Union, an organization for the rights of workers. 
Abigail Noyes // Beacon Staff

By Stephanie Purifoy

September 13, 2018

The college invited community members to an upcoming meet and greet with representatives of the two new security companies on campus, WesCon Protective Services and Northeast Security. Emerson College Police Department, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Student Government Association will host ...

PepsiCo funds electronic recycling signs

Amy Elvidge, sustainability coordinator, surveyed the community to understand their environmental habits. Photo: Cullen Granzen

By Stephanie Purifoy

April 19, 2018

Emerson received $6,000 after winning a partnership with PepsiCo to create educational signs about recycling around campus in a new, digital format. Amy Elvidge, sustainability coordinator, and Diana Potter, associate director for grant proposal and research, assembled the proposal for the money ...

New building acquisition costs $7 million

Emerson acquired another building on Boylston Street. This building has three apartment complexes and the Griddler’s restaurant.  Photo: Rida Ashraf / Berkeley Beacon

By Stephanie Purifoy

April 14, 2018

The college expects to complete the acquisition of 134-36 Boylston St. for $7 million by May 31. According to an email sent to the student body by President M. Lee Pelton on April 12, the money will come from the school’s capital reserves, a fund devoted to the physical aspects of campus, like ...

SGA talks recruitment and admissions, request more efforts towards diversity

SGA talks recruitment and admissions, request more efforts towards diversity

By Stephanie Purifoy

April 12, 2018

Class of 2020 President Christopher Henderson-West said Emerson should put forth a greater effort to diversify recruitment at the Student Government Association's meeting on April 10. SGA hosted Director of Financial Aid Angela Grant and Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Data and A...

Permanent cultural committee addresses diversity and bias

Performing Arts Chair Robert Colby said the college is working to eliminate fees for voice lessons for the musical theatre students. Beacon Archives

By Stephanie Purifoy

April 9, 2018

Members of the Educational Equity and Justice Committee have focused on the bias response program and worked with the Social Justice Center to construct a new staff position since becoming a permanent part of faculty assembly on Jan. 23. Tim Riley, interim faculty assembly chair, said faculty formed ...

New SJC position to handle faculty diversity training

Vice President for the Social Justice Center Sylvia Spears formed a research group to find data on representation of different demographics at the college. Photo: Beacon Archives

By Stephanie Purifoy

April 4, 2018

The Social Justice Center and Academic Affairs are recruiting applicants for a new position aimed at helping faculty create a more inclusive classroom environment. The associate director for faculty development and diversity will be responsible for designing workshops and providing support and consu...