Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

2011SAGA

Letter to the Editor from a former Beacon editor-in-chief

By Cyra Master
December 11, 2011

To the editor: I am writing to join the growing chorus of voices disappointed with this week’s decision to dramatically change the SGA constitution and removed the guarantee of funding for The Berkeley...

An Open Letter to President Pelton from an Ohio University journalism student

By Ugonna Okpalaoka, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University
December 11, 2011

Dear President M. Lee Pelton, It's been brought to my attention that Emerson College is now the first school in Boston to give its student government control of the school's newspaper funding. As a...

Letter to the editor from the editor-in-chief of The Suffolk Journal

By Jeff Fish, Suffolk Journal Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2011

Dear Editor, I was alarmed to hear about the recent amendment that your SGA passed regarding you’re your newspaper’s budget. As the Editor-in-Chief of The Suffolk Journal, I understand well the challenges...

An open letter to President Pelton from an Emerson alumna

By Channah Barkhordari
December 9, 2011

Dear President Pelton, I'm writing to you as an Emerson alumna and a former staff member and editor of The Berkeley Beacon. I was disappointed to learn that recently, the annual funding that goes to the...

An Open Letter to President Pelton from a former Washington Post photographer

By Daniel Sircar, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
December 9, 2011

Mr. Pelton, My name is Daniel Sircar, and I'm a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I've also been a photojournalist for The Washington Post and The Daily Tar Heel, and I run...

Editorial: SGA amendment a blight on Emerson’s core values

December 8, 2011

At issue: Student body votes to remove the eight percent clause, which safeguarded freedom of the press at Emerson. Our take:  This is a dark day for our communications college. ________________________________________________________ Last...

Letter to the Editor from Chris Girard

December 8, 2011

Dear Editor, The amendment passed by a two to one margin, a landslide, from which we can conclude that us-versus-them arguments are extremely powerful. In the campaign, the Beacon, and its fixed eight...

Amendment passes

By Xakota Espinoza
December 8, 2011

Over 700 students voted this week to approve the amended Student Government Association Constitution—which alters approximately 40 percent of the text in the document—resulting in the removal of the...

Letter to the editor from Lauren MacLeod

December 8, 2011

Dear SGA, I am writing as an alumna (WLP, '07) to express my extreme disappointment with the new constitution, particularly in regards to the funding structure for The Berkeley Beacon. For a college...

Letter to the Editor from former Beacon editors

To readers of the Beacon: It’s with heavy hearts that we learned of the end of student press freedom at our alma mater, following the approval of a new constitution that will essentially allow student...

Letter to the Editor from Rosalind Fraser

December 6, 2011

Two years ago, I graduated when SGA was debating the Beacon's funding. I am incredibly disappointed to hear the debate is still raging. I know everyone who sits in those meetings cares. During my tenure,...

Polls open; 11 positions and constitutional amendment up for vote

Polls open; 11 positions and constitutional amendment up for vote

December 5, 2011

When polls open tonight at midnight, students will vote to fill 11 Student Government Association positions and choose whether to ratify proposed changes to the constitution that alter roughly 40 percent...

Letter to the Editor from Scott Douglas Fisher

December 5, 2011

This week, you will be asked to approve or reject more than 75 changes to the Student Government Association constitution by casting a single vote. As a former three-term SGA President, I am highly disappointed...

Proposed Changes to the SGA Constitution

December 3, 2011

Old New Changes Preamble Preamble We, the undergraduate students of Emerson College, in order to establish an effective student government, represent student interests, establish...

Beacon funds left to student vote

By Xakota Espinoza
December 1, 2011

Next week, students will vote on the newly revised Student Government Association constitution, which will alter Article IV, Section Four pertaining to budget allocations for student organizations, eliminating...

An open letter from the editor

By Taylor S. Gearhart
March 30, 2011

Dear Emerson College Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators, Today at 2 p.m. the Student Government Association plans to vote on whether it should propose a constitutional amendment that will...

Starbuck becomes SGA executive treasurer

February 9, 2011

Members of the Student Government Association voted unanimously to confirm Corey Starbuck as treasurer at last Thursday’s joint session meeting. Starbuck accepted the position and will now take on...

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