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College evaluates mental health policies
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College evaluates mental health policies

Emerson applied to JED Campus, a program created by the national nonprofit The Jed Foundation, in an attempt to improve mental health policies and resources on campus. The Healthy Minds Study, a yearly online survey, and JED Campus are partnered organizations working to evaluate emotional health and prevent suicide among teens. The college is administering the...

Kevin Bright ’76 premieres new production company
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Kevin Bright ’76 premieres new production company

After executive-producing Friends for ten years, Kevin Bright ‘76 is telling stories in a whole new way. Leaving Central Park and the sitcom world behind, Bright recently launched an LA-based documentary-production company aiming to help young documentarians bring their stories to reality. Bright described the unnamed enterprise as a starting point for filmmakers who want...

VMA department offers free film for photo students
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VMA department offers free film for photo students

Students enrolled in photography classes received free film rolls at the start of this semester to help offset costs for assignments. The visual and media arts department began providing six photo-film rolls to every student in one of the nine photo classes, including Introduction to Photography and Darkroom Photography. The type of photo film provided varies depending...

Sophomore libero quarterbacks men’s volleyball
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Sophomore libero quarterbacks men’s volleyball

Carl D’Aguiar can’t roll out of bed, throw on a pair of boardshorts, and kick-start the day with a game of volleyball on the beach during Boston winters. Hardwood or sand, the sophomore libero knows how to lead his team on and off the court.  “[D’Aguiar’s] been doing a great job for us this year,”...

LGBTQ Column: Winning hearts and gold medals
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LGBTQ Column: Winning hearts and gold medals

This year, the world watched the first openly-gay Team USA athletes compete in the Winter Olympics. Many people in the LGBTQ community are celebrating figure skater Adam Rippon and skier Gus Kenworthy for their courage and shameless self-expression in the athletic spotlight, where the queer community has been historically limited. The LGBTQ community has always struggled...

Student band enters the Boston DIY scene
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Student band enters the Boston DIY scene

“Fruit punk”—a more lighthearted offshoot of punk music—is band Squitch’s genre of choice. Freshman Emma Spooner started Squitch her senior year of high school, and now the trio is working on their second album, playing shows, and planning a tour for this May. Freshman business of creative enterprises major Emma Spooner fronts Squitch as lead...

Robert Colby selected as Performing Arts Chair fall 2018
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Robert Colby selected as Performing Arts Chair fall 2018

The performing arts committee selected Robert Colby to strengthen communication between students and faculty as Performing Arts Chair starting fall semester of 2018.   Colby started at the college’s Department of Performing Arts 41 years ago as an instructor in theater education and then transitioned to a full-time professor. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in...

Women’s basketball to face Babson in quarterfinals
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Women’s basketball to face Babson in quarterfinals

Emerson’s women’s basketball team will face off against No. 3 seed Babson College in the quarterfinals of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference playoffs on Wednesday, Feb. 21. The Lions finished their season with an 8-8 conference record, which places them sixth in the NEWMAC standings. Emerson closed out its season on Saturday against...

Renovations give old Little Building exterior new life
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Renovations give old Little Building exterior new life

The college commissioned highly detailed, three-dimensional scans of Little Building as part of a measure to fully restore the building’s original exterior and commemorate a lively past. The college hired Canadian company Béton Préfabriqué du Lac Inc to scan the building. Each scan analyzes the curves of the exterior, feeds information to a computer, then produces...