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Bachelor in Fine Arts reels in photography

Junior and senior visual and media arts majors can begin the Bachelor of Fine Arts program with a photography focus for the first time starting fall 2018. These changes are all under the Media Arts Production BFA, a degree that requires more credits from major classes, rather than electives, than the Bachelor of Arts. While...

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Consultant examines college-student communication

The college hired an independent consultant on a one-time contract to analyze communications between students and the administration in the wake of the #ThisIsEmerson protest. Consultant Kristina Smith conducted research on the school’s methods of communicating information to the students during a week-long visit to Emerson. She said she spoke to students, faculty, the Council...

Affiliated faculty elected NEFAC President
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Affiliated faculty elected NEFAC President

Karen Bordeleau plans to extend the organization into more classrooms to educate the public on their First Amendment rights as president of New England First Amendment Coalition. The regional nonprofit elected Karen Bordeleau, affiliated faculty member at Emerson College, to be their president in January. Within the first two weeks of Bordeleau becoming President, NEFAC...

Chase Ybarra finds funds to finish final semester
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Chase Ybarra finds funds to finish final semester

Senior visual and media arts major Chase Ybarra, 44, has 20 credits to complete before he can graduate. But when he ran into financial trouble, he questioned whether he would reach the finish line he worked so hard for. Siobhan Dolan, a senior and fellow member of the film fraternity Delta Kappa Alpha,  started a fundraising...

Colonial Theatre to reopen with Moulin Rouge!
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Colonial Theatre to reopen with Moulin Rouge!

Emerson and Ambassador Theatre Group announced the Colonial Theatre is expected to open Moulin Rouge! The Musical in June 2018 after closing in October 2015. The musical is based on the 2001 film directed by Baz Luhrman. “We couldn’t be more excited for the pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! to help us reopen this landmark...

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Campus resources distinguished by disclosure

Emerson provides two kinds of support to students: private and confidential resources. Emerson’s confidential support systems are bound by federal and Massachusetts state law to keep any information shared with them private unless an individual gives permission to share them or is a danger to themselves or others. In comparison, private support systems are not...

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Spotlight journalist discusses future of the field

“It’s sort of unimaginable that an institution that is supposed to care for children would let this kind of abuse go on,” said decorated journalist Walter Robinson in an event hosted in the Semel Theatre on October 3. Robinson is most widely known for leading the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team during their investigation of the...

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Low student turnout at SGA Press Night

Two candidates gave campaign speeches at the Student Government Association’s Press Night which reached only the eight-person audience in attendance, which included current SGA members and the press. Matthew Enriquez Manrique is running for the position of Class of 2020 Vice President and Gregory Massimino-Garcia is running for Class of 2018 President. The two are...