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Black Rainbow Ball funds Sodexo worker’s legal status

The Black Rainbow Ball raised enough money to fund a Salvadoran Sodexo worker’s Temporary Protective Status, which allows this employee and thousands of others to live and work in the country legally. The charity dance raised about $600, according to Aliyah Browne, president of Emerson’s Black Organization With Natural Interest. The money will go towards a...

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EBONI’s event raises funds for undocumented Emerson staff

Funds from a semi-formal gala to celebrate Black History Month will go towards renewing Temporary Protected Status, for undocumented Emerson service workers. The second annual Black Rainbow Ball on Saturday, Feb. 17 is hosted by the cultural organization Emerson’s Black Organization With Natural Interest, according to its Facebook event page. The fundraising idea came from 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, Jan. 8 The Emerson College Police Department responded to a report of water damage on the floor of the Media Art Gallery. Several water pockets...

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Kasteel Well staff advises students against travel to Spain

WELL, the Netherlands—The Office of Student Affairs is strongly advising students at the Kasteel Well Program to not go to Spain because of the political challenges and violence in the country. Last Monday, Tikesha Morgan, senior advisor for student affairs at Kasteel Well, sent out an email to all the students strongly requesting them to...

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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, April 3 A student reported that their wallet was stolen in the Ansin Building. Two visitors in the Ansin Building reported a broken elevator. Facilities...

SGA presents plans for academic improvement
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SGA presents plans for academic improvement

The Student Government Association approved an initiative that calls for improvements in the college’s academic departments and changes across the campus that would help the students.  SGA compiles an academic initiative every year that it sends to department chairs and other faculty members, Gregory Massimino-Garcia, communication disorders and sciences senator, said in an interview. The...

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SGA constitution amends funding requirements

A new amendment to the Student Government Association constitution will allow organizations with restrictive memberships to file for SGA recognition and funding as long as they maintain the college’s mission of Inclusive Excellence. SGA recognized Flawless Brown, an art collective for women of color, last fall but did not grant the group funding, said Gabriela...

SGA: An unrecognized organization
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SGA: An unrecognized organization

Kenzy Peach started her write-in Student Government Association campaign after she learned no one is on the ballot for the class of 2018 president. Anne Makielski, who currently holds the position and is running for SGA executive president, emailed the class on Monday to inform students that the ballot for class of 2018 president and...

Cultural orgs join refugee ban protest
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Cultural orgs join refugee ban protest

Emerson multicultural organizations rescheduled a retreat Sunday to join a protest for immigration and Muslim rights in Copley Square. About 25 leaders of multicultural organizations, including Flawless Brown and Emerson’s Black Organization with Natural Interests, had scheduled the retreat to talk about how they can have a positive impact on different cultural communities, Tamia Jordan,...

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UNITE petitions for sanctuary campus

An Emerson organization created a petition requesting President M. Lee Pelton and the the college to declare Emerson as a sanctuary campus Emerson Understanding National Immigration Through Education (UNITE) wants the campus to begin taking action to protect and support undocumented students and staff, which includes declaring the college a Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors...