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Expected opening for The Commons at 172 Tremont St. pushed to May

By Anissa Gardizy
February 22, 2019

The Commons at 172 Tremont St. will not open for use this semester contrary to the initial projection from college officials that the building would open for students by spring 2019. The college initially...


Vice president for real estate to leave in March

By Anissa Gardizy
February 20, 2019

Arthur Mombourquette, the college’s senior associate vice president for real estate, plans to leave the college on March 1. This will be the ninth director-level vacancy at the college. Mombourquette...

The colleges greenhouse gas emissions saw an uptick after the reopening of the Little Building.

College hopes to earn LEED certification for Little Building

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
February 7, 2019

The college hopes to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council to make the Little Building environmentally friendly, according to a college...

The college bought 134-136 Boylston St. on May 28, 2018, for $7 million. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

College looks for healthier restaurant after Griddler’s closing

By Anissa Gardizy
January 22, 2019

Editor's Note: This article was updated on 1/23/18 to include the revenue for 134-136 Boylston St.  The college contacted various retail brokers to help find another eatery to fill the space Griddler’s...


Vice president of administration and finance position still vacant

By Anissa Gardizy
January 21, 2019

The vice president of administration and finance position remains vacant after the former vice president, Maureen Murphy, passed on Dec. 12. President M. Lee Pelton said in an interview that the college...

Senior Associate Vice President for Real Estate Arthur Mombourquette said businesses on the first floor of the Little Building will most likely accept ECCash to attract students. Photo by Tom Bloxham / Beacon Staff

College hires retail broker to bring businesses to Little Building

By Hanna Marchesseault
January 17, 2019

The college hired The Dartmouth Company, a retail broker, to raise interest for five to six available business spaces on the first floor of the Little Building, according to a college official.   While...

Interior renovations to 172 Tremont St. will cost the college approximately $3.1 million.  Maia Sperber / Beacon Correspondent

Public records detail $1.1 million increase for 172 Tremont project

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
January 13, 2019

Interior renovations to The Commons at 172 Tremont St. tacked on $1.1 million more than the college initially anticipated, according to City of Boston public records. The college expected to spend...

Cassandra Martinez / Beacon Staff

12 Hemenway to return to original owner in Fall 2019

By Yiwen Yu
December 2, 2018

The college’s two-year lease on the 12 Hemenway residence hall will end fall 2019 as the college reopens the Little Building following a two-year renovation. 12 Hemenway will return to its original...

The expanded sidewalk will  include greenery, benches and bike racks.

College could extend Boylston sidewalk, expanding campus space

By Anissa Gardizy
November 29, 2018

The college aims to expand the Boylston Street sidewalk from Little Building to the M. Steinert & Sons Pianos building to improve pedestrian traffic flow and the appearance of the Boston campus, according...

Retail space reserved in Little Building

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
October 12, 2017

The first floor of the Little Building is set to be converted to a commercial retail space as renovations to the building continue said Arthur Mombourquette, senior associate vice president of real estate....

Emergency procedures outlined at faculty assembly

By Kam Burns
September 28, 2017

Professors raised questions about Emerson’s emergency preparedness at Tuesday’s faculty assembly. In light of a lockdown earlier this month, professors and other faculty expressed concerns about a...

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