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Uncommon Update: New projections support immigrants
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Uncommon Update: New projections support immigrants

The Uncommon Project entered its second stage when the 15 story white sheet covering the Little Building was cut in half, and a new cycle of artwork began.   The large-scale projection displays illustrations, photographs, animations, and video onto Little Building’s tarp. The artwork will continue as long as the image maintains a proportionate width...

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College raises tuition for next academic year

The college increased overall tuition by 4.5 percent, and room and board by 4.1 percent, making individual annual charges $46,016 for tuition and $17,690 for a double room with board. Vice President and Dean for Campus Life James Hoppe informed the Emerson community of the increase in an email sent over the winter break. Hoppe...

New assistant dean for campus life hired
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New assistant dean for campus life hired

The college hired Elizabeth Ching-Bush to fill the new role of assistant dean for campus life. Ching-Bush, who started working on Jan. 8, is tasked with leading a restructured community standards and conduct division. She will also serve as the primary liaison to the Title IX Equity and Access office and assist in the sanctions...

Search for assistant dean of campus life nears end
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Search for assistant dean of campus life nears end

The search for an assistant dean for campus life has been narrowed to three candidates, with a final decision expected from Associate Dean for Campus Life Erik Muurisepp this week. The newly-created position is intended to lead a restructured community standards and conduct division. Additionally, the position will serve as one of the primary liaisons...

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Projections transform Little Building into a work of art

    Eerie music, a growing crowd, a mysterious countdown projected onto the Little Building—it was almost a dystopian scene on Boston Common Friday night. When the countdown ended, an amplified voice introduced President M. Lee Pelton, who walked across one of LB’s higher floors in the form of a tiny animated silhouette. “Welcome to...

Pelton addresses college’s diversity shortcomings in letter
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Pelton addresses college’s diversity shortcomings in letter

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 the Student Government Association expressed concerns that the college is not focusing on day-to-day reality and needs of students on Tuesday. “All of...

SGA seeks to better Emerson’s mobile app
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SGA seeks to better Emerson’s mobile app

The Student Government Association discussed ways to make the Emerson mobile app more relevant to students’ daily activities at their Tuesday meeting. The conversation came after receiving an email from Emerson’s mobile app strategist asking how the app could meet students needs. Several ideas were shared, such as streamlining the entire app and redesigning the...

Emerson alumnus wins Virginia House seat
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Emerson alumnus wins Virginia House seat

Emerson alumnus and Democrat Chris Hurst won Virginia’s 12th House District delegate position on Tuesday, beating incumbent Republican Joseph Yost, who has held the position since 2011. Hurst won 54% of the vote and little over 2,000 more votes than his opponent, according to Virginia Public Access Project. His win came alongside Democrat Lt. Gov Ralph Northam’s victory in a...

Student Government Association discusses response to faculty chair’s memo
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Student Government Association discusses response to faculty chair’s memo

The Student Government Association discussed the recent memo by Faculty Assembly Chair Anthony Lowrie at their Tuesday meeting. They resolved to respond to the memo in a way that will be heard by the Emerson community. Multiple members said they were unsurprised by Lowrie’s accusations. The memo addressed the Oct. 24 protest in which students disrupted a faculty assembly...