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Robert Colby selected as Performing Arts Chair fall 2018
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Robert Colby selected as Performing Arts Chair fall 2018

The performing arts committee selected Robert Colby to strengthen communication between students and faculty as Performing Arts Chair starting fall semester of 2018.   Colby started at the college’s Department of Performing Arts 41 years ago as an instructor in theater education and then transitioned to a full-time professor. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in...

ITG hosts workshops for new video-streaming program ‘Panopto’
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ITG hosts workshops for new video-streaming program ‘Panopto’

On Jan. 16, ITG sent out an email stating Emerson’s former video streaming program, Median, will expire June of 2018, encouraging students to save their old median content as the college transitions into a new program called Panopto. The Instructional Technology Group is hosting a series of faculty training sessions for preexisting video streaming service, Panopto, from...

Admissions interns work toward undergraduate inclusivity
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Admissions interns work toward undergraduate inclusivity

The Undergraduate Admission Office’s new Diversity Outreach Interns worked on recruiting more students of color to the college through outreach to local and national communities this semester. Emerson admissions created the internship for students to work under an admission counselor to increase the amount of students of color in the incoming freshman population.  These students are juniors and...

Student veterans talk inclusion at panel event
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Student veterans talk inclusion at panel event

Student veteran Jonathon House said he didn’t feel any culture shock when he returned to the United States in 2016 from his military base in Iwakuni, Japan, but rather when he began attending Emerson a month later. “I won’t say I am a vet in class because I know certain people are going to assume...

2 Boylston elevators stall, raise accessibility concerns
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2 Boylston elevators stall, raise accessibility concerns

Campus Services and Facilities received five reports of elevator-related incidents in the 2 Boylston Place residence hall in October. Reports included student entrapments, delays, and internal malfunctions. The first reported entrapment happened on Oct. 2, and lasted 30 minutes after a door controller malfunctioned. The second entrapment was on Oct. 5 and lasted only five...

Petition preserves music behind the counter
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Petition preserves music behind the counter

An unidentified student posted a petition titled “Keep the Music Behind the Counter” in the dining center near the sandwich station. Within a couple of days, the petition gathered a surplus of signatures, prompting a second sheet for students to sign.  The petition was posted on Oct. 1 in response to General Manager of the...

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Journalism department expands alongside VMA downsize

Emerson journalism department enrollment increased by 6 percent since last year. Of 687 applicants accepted into the journalism department, 128 enrolled in the college, said Director of Admissions Michael Lynch. This is the highest number of students to be enrolled in the program in the past three years, Lynch said. Journalism department chair Janet Kolodzy...