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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 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 ...

Financial Equity Board in limbo after weeks of delay

Financial Equity Board in limbo after weeks of delay

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

February 13, 2020

The future of Student Government Association Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple’s proposed Financial Equity Board appears uncertain after several votes on the proposal encountered roadblocks in past weeks. Before last Wednesday, the proposal, which initially surfaced at the beginning of the se...

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...

Berkeley Beacon News Hour: NEWMAC contenders, FEB Vote, Marlboro ski program

Berkeley Beacon News Hour: NEWMAC contenders, FEB Vote, Marlboro ski program

By Ryan Ribeiro, Radio Host

February 12, 2020

Host Ryan Ribeiro is joined by Sports Editor Ethan McDowell to break down Emerson's basketball doubleheader on Wednesday, with the men's team clinching a playoff spot and the women's team still in the NEWMAC playoff picture. Then, senior SGA reporter Andrew Brinker joins the show again to talk about...

Joint Session members approve over $55,000 in appeals

Joint Session members approve over $55,000 in appeals

By Charlie Mckenna, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously approved two appeals totaling over $55,000 from the Emerson Recognition and Achievement Awards and The Berkeley Beacon at their weekly joint session meeting Tuesday.The ERA Awards appealed for $41,799—$25,565 of which will go toward the purchase of a new ...

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 ...

FAB approves appeal requests totaling over $55,000

By Charlie Mckenna, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

The Student Government Association's Financial Advisory Board unanimously approved two organization appeal requests totaling over $55,000 at their weekly meeting Thursday.The Emerson Recognition and Achievement Awards submitted a $41,798.87 request that included a $25,564.89 lighting rig to be used f...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: SGA Treasurer discusses eligibility

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: SGA Treasurer discusses eligibility

By Ryan Ribeiro, Radio Host

February 10, 2020

Host Ryan Ribeiro and SGA reporter Andrew Brinker are joined by SGA Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple to talk about eligibility questions raised in the past week and how it affects the future of the proposed Financial Equity Board. Later on in the show, Stephanie Purifoy joins Ribeiro to talk about...

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...

Marlboro College proposed merger with Emerson College on “expedited” track

Marlboro College proposed merger with Emerson College on “expedited” track

By Melissa Rosales, Podcast Producer

February 9, 2020

MARLBORO, VT—On this week’s episode of The Beacon, producer Melissa Rosales and audio engineer Connor Gallant travel to Marlboro College to cover the latest updates on the proposed Emerson-Marlboro merger. The Board of Trustees Meeting Saturday revolved around expediting the proposed merger deal, studio art spaces on Emerson College's campus, tensions between the alumni and the Board, a...

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