The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson seeks dismissal of former student's lawsuit

Lawyers for Emerson College and four school administrators moved to dismiss the federal lawsuit filed by a former student who claims the school mishandled her sexual assault case. A 20-page memorandum submitted with the motion on Monday states that even if the lawsuit’s allegations were true, they “do not establish that the Defendants violated any law.”
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Feature

Travels with Benoit: Promos and production prompt crisscrossing summer

A bestselling nonfiction writer, Denizet-Lewis’ honest and inquisitive pieces about weighty issues like identity, religion, and addiction have recently propelled him to national renown.
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Arts

Wandering Wild

Paul Turano was at the site of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, when the Emerson professor noticed something that would inspire a seven-year long project: a pile of rocks. On the rocks were inspirational quotes and comments inspired by Thoreau’s ideas.
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Lifestyle

Art of impermanence: Student makes evanescent Expo works

"I think the fact that it can't and won't last makes it special." -Ben Patterson, sophomore writing, literature, and publishing
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Sports

Coyne shines on offense for Lady Lions

Over the summer, Mollie Coyne’s mother asked her what her goals were for the upcoming school year. “I told her I wanted to score 20 goals,” said Coyne,
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Opinion

Emerson bites off less than it can chew

Emerson’s dining hall options expose the college’s fundamental misunderstanding of the food needs of its students.

News

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Students concerned about Tap and Go
A month after Emerson’s new security procedure Tap and Go became permanent, some off-campus students are concerned about its safety and practicality.

Arts

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With new campus, Emerson LA film festival expands
For 13 years, Emerson’s Los Angeles program has offered students a chance to show their work at an annual showcase. This year, however, organizers hope to reinvent the film screening experience with the first-ever Emerson LA Film Festival.

Opinion

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Emerson ought to smoke out the competition
Emerson should be an institutional leader, accepting the medical marijuana cards of its students, not rejecting social progress.

Lifestyle

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After 51 years of teaching, Hollingworth feels ‘wiser than ever’
"I'm terribly paternalistic and I love my students and live through them vicariously." -J.E. "Ted" Hollingworth, communcations professor