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Listen this time

At issue: Student protest for inclusive excellence Our take: Ignoring the problem is not a solution The day to day bustle of campus life was interrupted on Tuesday when over 300 students marched into the college’s monthly faculty assembly meeting to protest complacency toward discrimination against students of color. The #ThisisEmerson protest followed quickly on the heels...

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No time to slack on student safety

At issue: Promptness of Emerson emergency alert system Our take: Time is not on our side On Sept. 12, a man unaffiliated with the college was shot on Boston Common by an active shooter. Students were warned of the attack at 6:59 p.m. via text messages and phone calls powered by Rave Alert, the official emergency communication...

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Editorial: Don’t bite the hand that feeds you

At issue: Attitude towards Sodexo workers Our take: Treat service workers with dignity A new school year, a new dining hall—fine, Dining Center—petition. From mice to food quality, Emerson students have drafted countless Change.org petitions and napkin notes, detailing their myriad grievances with the school’s dining services. And yet, while complaints about Sodexo are no...

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Editorial: Underwhelmed by overcommitment

At issue: Emerson’s culture of overcommitment Our take: Failure is an essential learning experience Orientation leaders have, at the direction of orientation core staff, encouraged incoming students this fall to avoid overcommitment, advocating for students to focus on social development and downplaying extracurriculars—a stark contrast to past orientations which have encouraged students to try as much...

Climate survey underscores need for diversity education
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Climate survey underscores need for diversity education

At issue: Results of Emerson’s climate survey are released. Our take: There is a disconnect on issues of diversity that administrators ought to address. Emerson’s first collegewide survey of the campus climate presents many significant results. Some are laudable, like the finding that nearly all students and employees feel diversity is an important personal value. Others, however,...