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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...

A look at the state of the Marlboro merger

A look at the state of the Marlboro merger

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

February 3, 2020

Three months after the Emerson-Marlboro merger was announced, The Beacon is examining how we got here, what's been done, and the questions that remain unanswered. On Nov. 6, 2019, Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley stood in the Vermont college's Dining Hall—a renovated cattle barn—and delivered...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Hand Off, SGA Structural Changes

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Hand Off, SGA Structural Changes

By Ryan Ribeiro, Radio Host

February 3, 2020

Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB.fm with the latest episode of The Berkeley Beacon News Hour—an afternoon radio program dedicated to discussing both campus and city news with a splice of music in between. The show airs on WECB Mondays at 2 p.m. and Thursday at noon and is hosted by The...

Performing Arts Chair Robert Colby talks about kindness

Performing Arts Chair Robert Colby talks about kindness

By Melissa Rosales, Podcast Producer

February 3, 2020

In this week’s episode of The Beacon, we talk about kindness with producer Melissa Rosales and Performing Arts Chair Robert Colby. The Spirit of Emerson Committee’s 2020 kindness award was named after him last Monday, Jan. 27. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michaele Whelan and Colby’s...

FAB appoints new member, prepares for upcoming FEB vote

By Charlie Mckenna, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously voted to appoint Marketing Communications Senator Talia Aiges to the board in their weekly meeting Thursday.Prior to Aiges confirmation, there was some confusion surrounding whether or not she could be appointed to the role of Vice Treasurer and keep her senat...

College identifies two student suspects in LB vandalism incident

College identifies two student suspects in LB vandalism incident

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 30, 2020

Emerson Police identified two students connected to derogatory vandalism found in Little Building on Jan. 26, according to a community-wide email sent Thursday. The students, who were not revealed to the public, will be brought before the college’s disciplinary process in a timely manner. According...

SGA appoints four executive cabinet members in wide-ranging meeting

SGA appoints four executive cabinet members in wide-ranging meeting

By Charlie Mckenna, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously voted to appoint the first four members of the newly established Executive Cabinet along with two new commissioners at their second Joint Session on Tuesday.The executive cabinet is new to SGA, after being officially formed at their first joint session m...

Office of Housing and Residential Education welcomes three new faculty members

By Elena Naze

January 29, 2020

The college’s Office of Housing and Residential Education fully restaffed for the spring semester following over a year of consistent overturn.OHRE hired two new Residence Directors, Ashley Gravina for 2 Boylston Place and Cristina Flores for Paramount Center. The department also hired an Associ...

Structural changes reshaping student government following rocky semester

Structural changes reshaping student government following rocky semester

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

January 29, 2020

Following a somewhat tumultuous semester at the college, the Student Government Association is proceeding with unprecedented adaptations to the organization’s fundamental executive structure, which are likely to have immediate impacts on the group’s day-to-day function. On Jan. 16, SGA&#...

Incident Journal: Offensive graffiti found in Piano Row and Little Building

Incident Journal: Offensive graffiti found in Piano Row and Little Building

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

January 29, 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. 20 ECPD and Boston Fire responded to a broken sprinkler pipe inside the Piano Row residence hall. The cause of the a...

College plans to phase out “ozone-depleting” refrigerant over next ten years

College plans to phase out “ozone-depleting” refrigerant over next ten years

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 28, 2020

The college plans to stop using ozone-depleting refrigerant chemicals over the next 10 years as part of a nationwide phase-out of the substance that started in 2010, according to college officials.The college will replace its current refrigerant chemical gas, R-22, with one that is more environmentally friendly,...

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...