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Cuba Global Pathway cancelled
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Cuba Global Pathway cancelled

The Education Abroad and Domestic Programs office canceled the Cuba Global Pathway study abroad program for the summer of 2018. Visualizing Cuba is a three-week immersive course exploring the influence of the island-country’s politics on Cuban art. Previous programs have focused on topics like politics, identity, and cultural production. Associate Vice President of International and Global...

Diversity and Inclusion renamed, to focus on equity
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Diversity and Inclusion renamed, to focus on equity

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s change to the Social Justice Center reflects an ideological shift within the office, a college official said. “The social justice orientation really builds on diversity and inclusion … but pushes us all to look more thoughtfully at why we’re doing what we’re doing,” Spears said.   The name change...

Title IX office searches for new lead investigator
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Title IX office searches for new lead investigator

The Office of Title IX Equity and Access is looking to replace the college’s lead Title IX Investigator, Pamela Ring, who left the college to pursue private practice in early January. “During the two years that Pam spent with Title IX Equity & Access, she was instrumental in the development of Title IX investigatory procedures...

Student surge to Eastie raised gentrification concerns
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Student surge to Eastie raised gentrification concerns

An influx of students, from Emerson and elsewhere, are moving to East Boston as renin other neighborhoods continues to rise and on-campus housing remains scarce and expensive, leading some community members to voice concerns about gentrification. East Boston is the second most popular neighborhood for Emerson off-campus and transfer students. In a private study conducted...

Hundreds protest against racism, present demands
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Hundreds protest against racism, present demands

Over 300 Emerson students marched into the college’s monthly faculty assembly meeting Tuesday, protesting college complacency toward discrimination against students of color. About 80 full-time faculty members looked on from below as students poured into Paramount Theatre’s second floor balcony chanting, “No more oppression, no microaggressions.” A group of nine student speakers and protest organizers...

Emerson Prison Initiative launch pushes for “democratization of education” for prisoners
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Emerson Prison Initiative launch pushes for “democratization of education” for prisoners

Across the country, states are spending over a million dollars a year on incarceration fees—and sometimes, that’s just for the inmates living within one single census block. This, Craig Steven Wilder explained, is the “million-dollar block” phenomenon that demonstrates the disproportionate number of inmates coming from impoverished African-American and Latino neighborhoods. Wilder, professor of history...