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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...

College advises awareness of Coronavirus symptoms

College advises awareness of Coronavirus symptoms

By Chris Van Buskirk and Stephanie Purifoy

January 25, 2020

In a statement released Friday, the college urged students to be vigilant in recognizing Coronavirus symptoms following two confirmed cases of the disease in the United States.

Emerson College Police Department app aims to increase safety

Emerson College Police Department app aims to increase safety

By Carlee Bronkema, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Emerson police plan to launch a new safety app called LiveSafe in the coming weeks designed to increase overall student safety on and off campus. The app, a joint project of ECPD and the Department of Emergency Management, will provide safety resources and information to the Emerson community in a...

Swastikas found in Piano Row stairwell prompt ECPD investigation

Swastikas found in Piano Row stairwell prompt ECPD investigation

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

Emerson police are investigating the source of four swastikas "scrawled" in Piano Row after a student reported the graffiti early Wednesday morning, according to college officials. The discriminatory, anti-Semitic graffiti was located between the 10th and 11th floors of the residence hall and it remains...

Swastikas found in Piano Row stairwell

Swastikas found in Piano Row stairwell

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

Emerson police are investigating the incident. Read the latest updates here.  The college found four swastikas "scrawled" in Piano Row stairwells Wednesday morning, according to college officials. In an email to the College community, President M. Lee Pelton said the incident is under investigation and...

Incident Journal: Vandalism in LB, outside of Union Bank

Incident Journal: Vandalism in LB, outside of Union Bank

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

January 22, 2020

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Wednesday, Jan. 15 A student reported vandalism on a white board in the Little Building. Thursday, Jan. 16 A R...

Sidewalk expansion project to finish on schedule despite delays

Sidewalk expansion project to finish on schedule despite delays

By Charlie Mckenna

January 21, 2020

The college’s sidewalk expansion project experienced unanticipated delays in December but is still projected to finish on schedule in mid-September, according to a college official. The delays resulted from what Assistant Vice President of Facilities and Campus Services Duncan Pollock labeled as...

Broken sprinkler causes flooding in Piano Row

Broken sprinkler causes flooding in Piano Row

By Belen Dumont, News Editor

January 20, 2020

Several floors in Piano Row flooded Monday night when a student on the fifth floor attempted to hang something off of a sprinkler head in their suite, causing it to activate, Manager of Facilities Duncan Pollock wrote in an email to The Beacon. The student had to relocate to a vacant room due to water d...

Faculty Council reaffirms commitment to shared governance

Faculty Council reaffirms commitment to shared governance

By Stephanie Purifoy, Managing Editor: Digital

January 20, 2020

Faculty Council voted unanimously to move a resolution reaffirming their commitment to shared governance to the full Faculty Assembly during their Jan. 16 meeting.The proposal states that college faculty wish to recommit to the implementation of shared governance in all faculty matters including resea...

Union representatives join President’s Council for duration of Marlboro negotiations

Union representatives join President’s Council for duration of Marlboro negotiations

By Stephanie Purifoy, Managing Editor: Digital

January 20, 2020

President M. Lee Pelton added two faculty union leaders to the President’s Council in December for the duration of the Marlboro merger negotiations following a tense exchange earlier in the month with the union leaders in a faculty council meeting. Pelton added both Barry Marshall, president of...

Paramount Lags Behind Other Residence Halls in Sustainability

Paramount Lags Behind Other Residence Halls in Sustainability

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 16, 2020

Of all of Boston’s residence halls, The Paramount Center produces the most greenhouse gas emissions compared to its size, according to data gathered in 2018 and published in September 2019 by the City of Boston. In 2018, Paramount produced 13 kilograms of carbon dioxide per square foot, totaling near...

Winter break Incident Journal: Suspicious packages and a foot chase

Winter break Incident Journal: Suspicious packages and a foot chase

January 15, 2020

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 A student reported to the ECPD that a stranger followed and harassed them while walking near the 300 Bl...