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Social spaces should cover the bases

It’s a typical Monday morning and I’m getting work done in the CoLab before my class in a couple hours. With coffee in hand, a fully charged laptop, and a lengthy study playlist, I’m ready to get to work. Suddenly, I’m interrupted by a Facebook Messenger notification—but it’s not on my computer. It comes from...

Op-Ed: Streaming beyond the mainstream
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Op-Ed: Streaming beyond the mainstream

Polyamory is having a moment in pop culture right now. And by that, I mean that a moderately popular animated Netflix show had a sub-character with eight polyamorous gay dads as the butt of the joke a few times over the course of 12 episodes of its most recent season. That same program, Bojack Horseman, also...

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Emergency procedures outlined at faculty assembly

Professors raised questions about Emerson’s emergency preparedness at Tuesday’s faculty assembly. In light of a lockdown earlier this month, professors and other faculty expressed concerns about a lack of knowledge of standard practices for future incidents.  Director of Emergency Management Chris Beaurpere presented Emerson’s standard protocol for disaster preparedness and opened the floor for questions...

Alum Gaby Dunn returns to Boston for YA book tour
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Alum Gaby Dunn returns to Boston for YA book tour

Gaby Dunn frequently walked by the Wilbur Theatre during her time at Emerson and saw the faces of her comedy heroes flashing on the billboard that hung above the building. This Thursday, she is returning to Boston as an Emerson alumna and as a performer at The Wilbur with her comedy partner and co-author Allison...