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Scheduling solutions for overworked students
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Scheduling solutions for overworked students

I once typed a four page paper on my phone from the break room of a Downtown Crossing retail shop over the course of a nine hour shift. I’ve copy-pasted long, important class readings into the Notes app on my iPhone, and hit “Select All” so Siri could read the text to me in her...

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First is the worst

There is nothing more refreshing than spending long hours hunched over a keyboard or a pad of paper to pry an idea out of the recesses of your mind and translate it into beautiful and carefully crafted language——only for someone to read it, crumple it up, toss it in the dumpster, and tell you, “Try again.”...

Undergrad Outlook: challenging curriculum is the ideal machine
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Undergrad Outlook: challenging curriculum is the ideal machine

This year, instead of settling into a seat at a computer lab, freshmen journalism students pulled out their dazzling new top-of-the-line MacBooks. They’ll learn how to use video editing program Final Cut Pro X, which has been loaded onto their laptops along with the rest of their CreativityKit software. And then, they have the opportunity...

Solomon reflects on SGA presidency
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Solomon reflects on SGA presidency

Emily Solomon accidentally became executive president of the Student Government Association. The two top vote-getters for the position turned it down, and then-freshman Solomon’s name was the next highest on the list with 12 votes—though she had not been running. Solomon accepted the role in spring 2014, and has since been re-elected twice since then.  In...

Depa delegates executive treasury duties
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Depa delegates executive treasury duties

A student came into the Student Life office last year, apparently frustrated that John Depa had not answered her email in a timely fashion. Andrew Donahue, the office’s assistant director, remembers informing her that Depa was not in the office because he was in class, and the student seemed surprised. She assumed Depa worked there...

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Demolition continues on Boylston Place dorm

The new 1-3 Boylston Place residence hall is in the demolition phase of construction, a process that started early this summer and is scheduled to be completed in August 2017. According to Michael Faia, Emerson’s director of construction management, the college is currently doing interior demolition of the site, which previously housed Sweetwater Tavern and the nightclub...

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Sexual assault prevention programs improving, but sense of belonging mixed

The student component of Emerson’s first climate survey, which polled 1,485 undergraduates and graduates, shows that greatest sources of dissatisfaction are the college’s sexual assault and harassment education programs and a sense of belonging among students of various races. Less than half of all students who took the survey said they felt the college has...