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College evaluates mental health policies
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College evaluates mental health policies

Emerson applied to JED Campus, a program created by the national nonprofit The Jed Foundation, in an attempt to improve mental health policies and resources on campus. The Healthy Minds Study, a yearly online survey, and JED Campus are partnered organizations working to evaluate emotional health and prevent suicide among teens. The college is administering the...

SGA grant appeals to EIV, Sigma
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SGA grant appeals to EIV, Sigma

The Student Government Association granted appeal requests to Emerson Independent Video and Sigma Phi Theta on Feb. 13. EIV approached the Financial Advisory Board with an original appeal of $11,825 to fund the purchase of new technical equipment, including a Sony A7S camera, and a reporting trip to the Oscars in early March. After deciding...

Yearbook deactivated due to low membership
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Yearbook deactivated due to low membership

The Emersonian did not recruit enough members for the 2017-2018 academic year, which means the class of 2018 will be the first senior class without a yearbook. This year, a third-party service will take the five-dollar senior portraits, and the photos will be marketed for personal and professional use, former editor-in-chief of the student-run yearbook...

SGA discusses plan for Board of Trustee meeting
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SGA discusses plan for Board of Trustee meeting

The Student Government Association’s Board of Trustee representative wanted to know if SGA members had seen any change in their respective programs in response to the  #ThisIsEmerson protest on Tuesday. SGA Board of Trustees Representative Raz Moayed plans to deliver a presentation based on student concerns to the Board of Trustees on March 9.  ...

SGA approves election timeline, grants appeals
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SGA approves election timeline, grants appeals

The Student Government Association approved an election timeline for spring 2018 on Tuesday. Elections this spring will determine SGA officials for the fall 2018 semester. In recent years, most candidates ran unopposed, although SGA encourages multiple applicants. Executive Treasurer Ian Mandt also presented two financial appeal requests from Emerson’s Black Organization with Natural Interest and...

Phishers target eCommon direct deposit page
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Phishers target eCommon direct deposit page

The college took down eCommon’s direct deposit page until further notice after two email attacks affected faculty accounts on Friday, Jan.19. A phish, or fraudulent email, from tud51253@temple.edu tried to obtain personal information from faculty and students by directing recipients to a fake website identical to eCommon, Systems Administrator Dennis Levine and Director of Information...

SGA aims to increase visibility with new projects
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SGA aims to increase visibility with new projects

The Student Government Association Executive Board faced a slew of issues in their first semester, which began with a student protest and ended with the Faculty Assembly voting out their chair, Marketing Communications Professor Anthony Lowrie, after he compared student protesters to Senator Joseph McCarthy. Executive President Annie Makielski said SGA didn’t respond to the...

SGA appoints new chief justice, commissioners
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SGA appoints new chief justice, commissioners

The Student Government Association appointed a new chief justice, honors commissioner, and accessibility commissioner on Tuesday, Jan. 23. SGA unanimously approved junior Lizzie Northey for chief justice. Chief justice is on the SGA Executive Board and is responsible for interpreting and implementing the constitution, overseeing elections, presiding over impeachment hearings, and hearing all student and...

Incident Journal
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Incident Journal

The Incident Journal is provided to the Beacon weekly by the Emerson College Police Department. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity, but not for content. Wednesday, Jan. 17 A student reported their missing laptop to the Emerson College Police Department. While an officer filed the report, the student’s friend called and said...

Minor fire in Center Stage, no injuries
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Minor fire in Center Stage, no injuries

Center Stage faced minor water damage after a fire started in Whiskey Saigon and transferred to the cafe. The nightclub also sustained minor damage to it’s exterior walls. The Dining Center will reopen on time tomorrow morning for breakfast and no injuries were reported.  The fire was reported to Emerson College Police Department at 6:35...