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The college, POWER representatives, and undergraduate orientation leaders selected the online course DiversityEdu to provide cultural competency training to first-time students.

Cultural competency training required for incoming students

By Stefania Lugli
September 24, 2018

The college required incoming students to complete a cultural competency online training course known as DiversityEdu after a year of student-led protest claiming the college remains complacent in discrimination...

Pictured above, Performing Arts Department Chair Bob Colby.

Permanent cultural committee addresses diversity and bias

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
April 8, 2018

Members of the Educational Equity and Justice Committee have focused on the bias response program and worked with the Social Justice Center to construct a new staff position since becoming a permanent...

Adding a new course objective and a textbook chapter on ethics, or including a few token readings by diverse authors and speakers, is not enough. Photo Illustration by Cassandra Martinez / Beacon Staff

College needs to add cultural competency to the curriculum

By Lucie Pereira
March 14, 2018

There is only one course that all Emerson undergraduate students must take before they graduate. It’s not research writing or history or world culture—it’s Fundamentals of Speech Communication, or...

Faculty assembly votes for permanent cultural competency committee

By Max Reyes
January 24, 2018

Faculty assembly voted to form a permanent committee dedicated to educating staff and students on cultural competency and making the curriculum more inclusive on Tuesday. The proposal faculty voted...

Pelton addresses colleges diversity shortcomings in letter

Pelton addresses college’s diversity shortcomings in letter

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
November 30, 2017

President M. Lee Pelton wrote in his annual State of the College letter that the college’s failure to live up to its diversity, inclusion, and social justice promise was unacceptable. Members of...

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