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Students and administrators meet for Colonial noise

Students and administrators discussed construction noise issues that have dogged the Colonial Building across two semesters at a forum on Thursday night. Colonial residents and administrators gathered for the community meeting on the eighth floor of the residence hall. There were 13 students and at least eight administrators. Several students told the administrators in attendance...

Walker maintenance prompts scaffolding installation
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Walker maintenance prompts scaffolding installation

Subcontractors removed pieces of Walker Building’s exterior this past weekend in preparation for future maintenance. Director of Construction Management Michael Faia wrote in an email the subcontractors placed scaffolding around sections of the building to protect passersby, and the structure should be removed by this weekend. Faia also wrote the removed pieces of the exterior...

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Faculty assembly votes for permanent cultural competency committee

Faculty assembly voted to form a permanent committee dedicated to educating staff and students on cultural competency and making the curriculum more inclusive on Tuesday. The proposal faculty voted on said the Educational Equity and Justice Committee is “tasked with ensuring that Emerson College fulfills its commitment to educational equality and social justice.” Members will...

Students hired to improve writing resource at castle
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Students hired to improve writing resource at castle

Three students hired by the Lacerte Family Writing and Academic Resource Center will serve as writing consultants at Kasteel Well this semester as part of a pilot program primarily intended to help international students who do not speak English as their first language. “We have recognized there is a need for academic support at the...

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Incident Journal

The Incident Journal is provided to the Beacon weekly by the Emerson College Police Department. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity, but not for content. Monday, Nov. 27 The Emerson College Police Department and the Boston Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Hemenway Street Residence Hall. Overcooked food...

Union staff claims college stalling negotiations
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Union staff claims college stalling negotiations

Between 40 and 50 college staff union members waited in the cramped hallways outside of the union’s office in 145 Tremont St. to greet Emerson administrative officials participating in the union’s collective bargaining negotiation on Tuesday. It was intended as a show of solidarity with the union’s collective bargaining committee. “We wanted a show of...

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Incident Journal

The Incident Journal is provided to the Beacon weekly by the Emerson College Police Department. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity, but not for content.   Monday, Nov. 13 A student reported harassment. The incident is under investigation.   Thursday, Nov. 16 The Office of Housing and Residence Life turned over...

No tuition money spent on new building
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No tuition money spent on new building

A college official said tuition money did not go toward the college’s purchase of the building at 171 Tremont St. Vice President for Administration and Finance Maureen Murphy said the funding for the purchase came from the college’s cash reserves, not from tuition. Money in the cash reserves comes from unspent money allocated in the budget. Murphy...

Union members struggle on college wages
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Union members struggle on college wages

John-Albert Moseley makes less than $50,000 a year. He used to live in Dorchester, but he and his husband were forced to move to Providence, Rhode Island because they could no longer afford to remain in Boston. Moseley’s husband receives disability payments, and this month, the two qualified for food stamps. Moseley is the program...

New building costs $24 million
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New building costs $24 million

The college bought the property across from Boston Common on 171 Tremont St. for $24 million this week, but plans for the space are still uncertain. President M. Lee Pelton announced the purchase to the community in an email Wednesday. He said the college acquired the building from Panoramic Properties and plans to renovate the...