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New org promotes food justice and sustainability
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New org promotes food justice and sustainability

Senior Chala Tyson-Tshitundu said they felt inspired to start a Slow Food chapter at Emerson after hours of watching Chef’s Table—an award-winning documentary series on Netflix that profiles a world-renowned chef every episode. Slow Food Emerson, a new organization on campus, is trying to change the way students think about food. “Writing is what I...

Tenure applications reach record high
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Tenure applications reach record high

Twelve candidates are currently being reviewed for tenure or promotion at Emerson, a record high for a committee that usually oversees fewer than 10 cases a year. In the next few years, there will be more than 20 annual applicants. Mark Leccese, an associate journalism professor and the chair of the faculty status committee, said...

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Union considers incorporating distinguished faculty

Emerson’s faculty without tenure joined a college union previously reserved for professors with or seeking tenure, and the distinguished faculty may do the same. Faculty without tenure—known as term faculty—are professors who teach under contracts with set time limits. Distinguished faculty are well-established professionals in their respective fields who teach under similar contracts. On Oct....

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Real Talk creates conversations, supports students

It’s time to put the phone away—and talk for real. REAL Talk is a new support group on campus intended to teach students how to communicate with each other in a personal environment through active listening. The “REAL” in REAL Talk stands for everything the that the group wishes to teach students: resilience, engagement, awareness,...