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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 a...

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...

Incident Journal: More graffiti, clothes stolen

Incident Journal: More graffiti, clothes stolen

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

February 12, 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, Jan. 27 A student reported having their backpack stolen while inside Boston Common. Tuesday, Jan. 28 A stu...

New series launches as a response to recent hate graffiti on campus

New series launches as a response to recent hate graffiti on campus

By Ann E. Matica, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

President M. Lee Pelton called for defeating bigotry and racism in a speech Wednesday at the college's first Creative Expression Against Hate series in the Lion's Den.Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Michaele Whelan organized the event along with members from other college departments to ...

Growing concern for the coronavirus places study abroad programs on hold

By Elena Naze

February 10, 2020

The college halted its study abroad programs in the Asia-Pacific region following the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus as a global health emergency on Jan. 30, according to college officials. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'prK2Gu3dQeF...

What does the SGA executive treasurer do?

What does the SGA executive treasurer do?

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2020

The Student Government Association is the cornerstone of organizational structure for student groups at the college—they decide the policies and funding for most organizations on campus.With the recent revelation that SGA Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple was found to potentially violate at least two artic...

New housing portal aims to increase transparency with students

New housing portal aims to increase transparency with students

By Charlie Mckenna, Staff Writer

February 8, 2020

The college plans to improve communication and transparency with students in this year's upcoming housing selection process with a redesigned housing portal that will feature graphics to better explain the specifics of the process to students, according to college officials. Kendra Stokes, associate...

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...

Celebrating 73 years of The Berkeley Beacon

Celebrating 73 years of The Berkeley Beacon

By Domenic Conte and Dana Gerber

February 6, 2020

Seventy-three years and four days ago, The Berkeley Beacon launched its first print product under Editor-In-Chief Paul Mundt. Below the flag—which we’ve recreated for this week’s edition—was a message from then-president Boylston Green: “I have little doubt as to the bright future of The Berkeley...

Three IDIP working groups to help to transition Marlboro College students

Three IDIP working groups to help to transition Marlboro College students

By Ashley Onnembo and Carlee Bronkema

February 6, 2020

The college introduced three working groups this academic year which will transform the Individually Designed Interdisciplinary Program to accommodate and recruit current Marlboro College students, according to a college official.The three working groups—the Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee, the ...

Title IX fills investigator and coordinator position after a two-year vacancy

Title IX fills investigator and coordinator position after a two-year vacancy

By Faith Bugenhagen

February 5, 2020

Ryan Milligan was not actively seeking a position when Title IX Access and Equity reached out to him with an opening for the investigator and coordinator position, but Milligan said Emerson’s culture, student body, and location drew him in. “I wanted to return to an urban space, a creative space;...

Security cameras installed in Max over security concerns

Security cameras installed in Max over security concerns

By Ann E. Matica, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

The college's Facilities Management Department installed three new security cameras at the Max due to security concerns and an increase in missing products, according to college officials. Facilities Management staff installed the security cameras on Jan. 9 after Bon Appétit—the company that manages...