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Emerson Los Angeles faculty union ratifies new bargaining agreement

Emerson Los Angeles faculty union ratifies new bargaining agreement

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Content Managing Editor
March 31, 2022

The Emerson Los Angeles part-time faculty union ratified its second contract in a unanimous vote last Tuesday. The union had previously reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement on Feb. 4,...

Faculty and staff unions make headway in contract negotiations

Faculty and staff unions make headway in contract negotiations

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Content Managing Editor
February 17, 2022

On both coasts, unions at the college are making progress in their respective contract negotiations. The Emerson Los Angeles part-time faculty union secured an agreement with the college Feb. 4—ending...

Emerson Los Angeles COVID-19 numbers reach new heights

Emerson Los Angeles COVID-19 numbers reach new heights

By Adri Pray, News Editor
February 17, 2022

Emerson’s Los Angeles campus is recovering from the surge of COVID-19 cases it experienced at the onset of the spring semester, which eclipsed all of the college’s cases last fall. The campus, which...

Jennifer Vandever

Letter: ELA faculty call for fair wages, benefits in contract negotiations

By Jennifer Vandever, President of ELAF-AAUP
January 20, 2022

Every semester Emerson College students move from Boston to Los Angeles to take part in the Emerson LA program. As graduating seniors, most are understandably anxious about finding work in a landscape...

The Emerson Los Angeles campus.

Emerson Los Angeles boasts a successful summer semester

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
August 31, 2021

After over a year of vacant halls, classrooms, and dorms, Emerson Los Angeles finally opened its doors to a small group of students for the 2021 summer semester.  The summer semester marked the first...

An in-person class taking place at Emerson.

Emerson changes course, pivots to fully in-person fall semester

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 21, 2021

In a shift from previous plans, Emerson will transition to a fully in-person academic semester on all campuses this fall for students, who will now be mandated to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the boldest...

Emersons Los Angeles campus.

Emerson Los Angeles on track to reopen, according to county health officials

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
March 12, 2021

Provided that COVID-19 metrics continue to trend as expected, the in-person summer program at Emerson Los Angeles should go ahead as planned, local public health officials said in a call with Emerson officials...

Emerson tentatively plans new Los Angeles summer program

Emerson tentatively plans new Los Angeles summer program

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
January 6, 2021

The college is planning a new summer program at Emerson Los Angeles, contingent on COVID-19 regulations and interest from students, officials announced in an email sent Monday afternoon.  The hybrid...

The Emerson Los Angeles campus.

ELA campus fully shuttered once more, classes to start remotely as planned

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
January 3, 2021

Emerson’s Los Angeles program will begin remotely on Jan. 21 amid escalating COVID-19 cases and a failure to acquire permission from L.A. County to reopen residence halls. The program’s spring semester...

Emersons Los Angeles campus.

ELA classes to go virtual again in spring

By Charlie McKenna
November 14, 2020

Emerson’s Los Angeles program will hold classes entirely online in the spring semester, an extension of fall semester protocols, administrators announced in an email to students, faculty, and staff set...

Emersons Los Angeles campus.

Future of ELA spring semester still unclear amid dipping LA coronavirus cases

By Hailey Johnson
October 25, 2020

The fate of Emerson’s Los Angeles program for the spring semester remains in flux, as LA County officials have yet to approve the college’s plan to reopen the Hollywood campus.  Since March, LA...

Senior Max Tedford said the Los Angeles program was 60 percent of the reason he decided to attend Emerson in the first place.

ELA students mourn missed opportunities as program shifts online

By Katie Redefer, Domenic Conte, and Diti Kohli
September 10, 2020

Pasadena native Max Tedford felt enamored by the ELA campus as a high school senior. He loved the futuristic-looking building, set in the middle of a beloved city he visited regularly in his youth. In...

Emersons Los Angeles campus.

ELA campus won’t reopen in the fall, classes to remain online

By Charlie McKenna
September 4, 2020

Emerson’s Los Angeles campus will not reopen for in-person classes in the fall semester in light of new COVID-19 guidance from LA county officials. The program will continue online instruction through...

The Emerson Los Angeles campus.

Los Angeles program forced to begin online amid coronavirus spike

By Charlie McKenna
July 26, 2020

Los Angeles County officials have not given the college’s LA campus clearance to reopen in late August as originally scheduled, forcing administrators to shift at least the beginning of the semester...

Emersons Los Angeles campus.

ELA program in flux amid soaring case numbers in LA County

By Charlie McKenna
July 10, 2020

The Emerson Los Angeles program may begin the fall semester online and later transition to in-person classes, according to an email sent to ELA students Friday afternoon.  Allison Sampson, vice president...

A student moving out of their dorm building.

Students devastated after college decides to send them home

By Aaron J. Miller and Tomas Gonzalez
March 13, 2020

Junior Joe Davidi said he will submit a request to stay on Emerson’s Boston campus despite the college asking students to leave because of fears of him going back to his family, who are quarantined with...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 10/30: Remembering lost community members and tracking NEWMAC playoff races

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 10/30: Remembering lost community members and tracking NEWMAC playoff races

October 30, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 10/30: Remembering lost community members and tracking NEWMAC playoff races" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB Wednesday with the...

The Getty Fire broke out approximately 16 miles away from the Emerson LA campus on Monday. Photo courtesy of Timothy Chang.

ELA campus safe as Getty Fire moves west

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
October 28, 2019

The Getty Fire, the latest in a recent string of blazes to tear through California, broke out this morning approximately 16 miles from Emerson’s Los Angeles campus. Operations at ELA remain normal...

SGA appoints 5 officials and approves budget appeals

SGA appoints 5 officials and approves budget appeals

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
February 25, 2019

The Student Government Association appointed five new officials and allocated $22,052 to two organizations at a special meeting on Feb. 21. Following snow cancellations on Feb. 12 and an observed...

Tim Chang took over as associate dean of campus life and administration after a two-month search involving 110 applicants. Photo courtesy of Tim Chang

ELA welcomes new associate dean of student life

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
February 13, 2019

Emerson Los Angeles appointed Tim Chang as the new campus associate dean of student life and administration after a two-month search. ELA Vice President and Executive Director Allison Sampson announced...

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