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Financial Advisory Board delays vote on “unnecessary spending” items

Financial Advisory Board delays vote on “unnecessary spending” items

By Ashley Onnembo, Correspondent

January 17, 2020

Ice sculptures are set to become "unnecessary spending" under new FAB treasury policy.

SGA establishes executive cabinet, appoints VP

SGA establishes executive cabinet, appoints VP

January 16, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously approved a sweeping change to the organization’s executive structure and appointed a new executive vice president Tuesday at the first joint session meeting of the semester. Executive President Will Palauskas’ first major act was to introduce a proposa...

SGA Executive Treasurer to introduce new financial advocacy board

SGA Executive Treasurer to introduce new financial advocacy board

By Tomas Gonzalez, Deputy News Enterprise Editor

January 16, 2020

Student Government Association Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple is poised to unveil the new Financial Equity Board at Tuesday’s joint session meeting on Jan. 21.  Semple told The Beacon that the new board will act as an advocacy group, with 8–12 members who would hear students’ financial issues...

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...

On-campus food establishments receive violations following management switch

On-campus food establishments receive violations following management switch

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 15, 2020

The Backstage Café and the Dining Center received four violations during the most recent Oct. 21, 2019 inspection, following a string of violations since Bon Appétit took over dining services in summer 2018, according to public records. Throughout Bon Appétit’s management, issues with cleanlines...

College begins annual Kasteel Well alumni trip after initial success

College begins annual Kasteel Well alumni trip after initial success

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 15, 2020

The college plans to introduce an annual alumni trip to the Kasteel Well Emerson campus in August following the success of a previous four-day trip, according to a college official.   Dulcia Meijers, the Kasteel Well executive director, said eleven individuals attended last year’s four-day trip...

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...

Campus Center could close early due to minimal usage after midnight

Campus Center could close early due to minimal usage after midnight

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 15, 2020

Operating hours of the 172 Tremont St. campus center remain in question after the college observed minimal student access past midnight.  Director for Campus Centers Josh Hamlin said in a phone interview the college analyzed tap records and space booking records to determine when students most freq...

Tatte and three other restaurants coming to campus in 2020

Tatte and three other restaurants coming to campus in 2020

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 10, 2020

The college announced four new restaurants coming to campus in 2020 and said they expected to finalize leases for two more in coming weeks, in an email to the community Friday.  Tatte Bakery and Café and El Jefe’s Taqueria will both be located in Little Building. Garbanzo, a Mediterranean grill, will replace Griddlers at 134 Boylston in March and French Quarter, a New Orleans-style French re...

Emerson committed to mental wellness in new four-year plan

Emerson committed to mental wellness in new four-year plan

By Max Carter

January 4, 2020

Emerson enacted a four-year plan in the fall semester in collaboration with the JED Foundation aimed at bolstering mental health resources and services at the school after officials found a high percentage of depression, anxiety, and self-harm among students after completing a survey in June.   Accor...

Taqueria sets spring opening for Little Building location

Taqueria sets spring opening for Little Building location

By Stephanie Purifoy, Managing Editor: Digital

January 1, 2020

Maria's Taqueria and Chipotle have a new rival in the Boylston-Tremont area: El Jefe's Taqueria.

Top Ten Stories 2019: Everything from NBA team stuck in elevator to Marlboro merger

Top Ten Stories 2019: Everything from NBA team stuck in elevator to Marlboro merger

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

December 31, 2019

his year saw everything from the acquisition of a new college to a professional NBA team getting stuck in an elevator. With 2019 drawing to end in a few hours, senior editors at The Beacon compiled a list of their top ten stories of the year. All the lists were then averaged out to create the one here.