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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The Title IX office has been located within the Social Justice Center since 2014 after an external group of lawyers examined the colleges Title IX policies and practices.

Sonia Jurado announced as Emerson’s new Title IX coordinator

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 5, 2022

Sonia Jurado will become Emerson’s new associate vice president for access and equity and Title IX coordinator on May 9, as announced by a campus-wide email correspondence from the Office of the Dean...

Katie Redefer is a senior journalism major and the Editor-in-Chief of The Berkeley Beacon.

Letter from the Editor: Reflecting on a year of the pandemic

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
March 19, 2021

The past 12 months may have been the most unprecedented year of our lifetime. The first pandemic of the 21st century transformed life as we knew it in more ways than I can name, forcing us to confront...

Presidential Working Group sends final report to Pelton

Presidential Working Group sends final report to Pelton

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
February 25, 2021

President M. Lee Pelton accepted the Presidential Working Group’s final draft of recommendations for Emerson’s Title IX processes on Tuesday—a draft that is notably similar to earlier versions that...

Activists Relieved to Get Campus Assault Bill to Baker

Activists Relieved to Get Campus Assault Bill to Baker

College students would be anonymously surveyed about their experiences with sexual misconduct on campus and would have access to new, confidential resources in the event of sexual assault, under a bill...

Title IX working group takes questions before finalizing recommendations

Title IX working group takes questions before finalizing recommendations

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
December 9, 2020

The Presidential Working Group addressed questions from the Emerson community about its revised draft of findings about the college’s Title IX processes and additional sexual misconduct policy concerns...

The outside of the Title IX office in the Massachusetts Transportation Building.

Title IX working group presents minimal changes in second draft of recommendations

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
December 2, 2020

The Presidential Working Group that is responsible for reviewing Emerson’s sexual misconduct policy made minimal changes to its initial suggestions in a second draft of findings released ahead of Thanksgiving...

The Title IX office has been located within the Social Justice Center since 2014 after an external group of lawyers examined the colleges Title IX policies and practices.

Everything you need to know about the updated Title IX policy

By Diti Kohli, Katie Redefer, and Parker Purifoy
August 31, 2020

A college committee of administrators, faculty, and students released an updated Title IX policy establishing the college’s altered process for handling allegations of sexual misconduct and violence,...

The Title IX working group has been investigating the sexual misconduct policy and process at Emerson for over nine months. They plan to turn their final report into President Pelton during the fall 2020 semester.

Title IX working group restarts meetings early after harsh rebuke from some admin, students

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
July 18, 2020

The Title IX working group will continue to meet through the summer after its initial draft of recommended changes to college Title IX policy drew more than 40 public comments that may substantially influence...

The college vowed to hold themselves accountable when addressing issues of sexual assault on campus in a letter Friday.

College officials apologize for earlier statement on sexual misconduct, lay out steps for further accountability

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
July 3, 2020

College officials apologized for a previous statement on sexual misconduct allegations after students and alums heavily criticized it and vowed to hold themselves accountable when addressing issues of...

Emersons Title IX office.

Emerson Title IX Steering Committee adapting policy to new federal regulations

By Diti Kohli and Parker Purifoy
June 28, 2020

A college committee is debating if Emerson will continue to investigate sexual misconduct incidents beyond what is covered by new federal Title IX regulations, according to a college official.  The...

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy joined a group of state attorneys Thursday in suing the U.S. Department of Education over  proposed Title IX regulations.

Massachusetts Attorney General joins fight against new Title IX regulations

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
June 6, 2020

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy joined 17 other state attorneys to sue the U.S. Department of Education Thursday over new federal Title IX regulations she says unfairly weaken protections for...

Emersons Title IX office.

Temporary Title IX committee to bring college into compliance with new federal regulations

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
June 5, 2020

The college has created a temporary Steering Committee to amend Emerson’s sexual misconduct policy to comply with new federal Title IX regulations which go into effect August 14, the Social Justice Center...

Emersons Title IX office.

College needs outside experts to make desired change to Title IX policy

By Editorial Board
May 12, 2020

Last week, the school released its presidential working group draft findings, which sought to detail the sexual misconduct climate at the college through a year of review by 10 members of the Emerson community. In...

Impacts of new federal Title IX regulations on Emerson are unknown, administrator says

Impacts of new federal Title IX regulations on Emerson are unknown, administrator says

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
May 7, 2020

College staff members are reviewing new federal Title IX regulations released on Wednesday with one administrator calling the timing of the release "shocking" and that the extent of the regulations' impact...

The college vowed to hold themselves accountable when addressing issues of sexual assault on campus in a letter Friday.

DeVos releases new federal Title IX regulations amid internal review at Emerson

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
May 6, 2020

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveiled sweeping new Title IX regulations Wednesday that narrow the definition of sexual harassment and will require Emerson—and colleges across the country—to completely...

Letter: Rejecting the idea of us versus them

Letter: Rejecting the idea of us versus them

By Kerry Ferrell, Contributing Writer
May 6, 2020

Kerry Ferrell is an Emerson College class of 2020 graduate. I wholeheartedly reject the idea of an “Us versus Them” mentality at Emerson in regards to the handling of sexual assault on campus. Rather,...

Letter: It is Us Versus Them

Letter: It is Us Versus Them

By Claire Rodenbush, Assistant Opinion Editor
May 6, 2020

Claire Rodenbush is a rising junior at Emerson College who was recently elected as SGA's executive president for the 2020-2021 academic year. My initial reaction to the opinion piece “Us Versus Them”...

Us versus Them: Reaching across the aisle to our administrators

Us versus Them: Reaching across the aisle to our administrators

By Kaitlyn Bryson, Contributing Writer
May 5, 2020

Kaitlyn Bryson is a senior at Emerson College and serves as a student representative on the Title IX working group created by President M. Lee Pelton in the summer of 2019. She is also a contributing Op-Ed...

Student activists reject changes recommended by Title IX working group

Student activists reject changes recommended by Title IX working group

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
May 3, 2020

Students who originally led the charge to get the college to review its Title IX policies are speaking out against a report containing recommendations released Wednesday by the Title IX working group,...

Title IX working group recommendations draft

Title IX working group recommendations draft

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
May 1, 2020

The working group assembled by President M. Lee Pelton to review the college’s Title IX policies released a draft of their findings and recommendations Wednesday. The working group, composed of staff,...

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