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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...

Community Impact: Students distant from neighbors in Chinatown
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Community Impact: Students distant from neighbors in Chinatown

This is an ongoing series dedicated to exploring the college’s impact on neighboring communities. Sophomore Stacey Wong grew up going to Chinatown for dim sum every Saturday and advocated for the Asian community in high school. At Emerson, she said students still don’t see the neighborhood as a place where people live, work, and play,...

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...

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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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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. Sunday, Feb. 12 Emerson College Police Department received a lost wallet containing a fraudulent ID card. Monday, Feb. 13 2 Boylston Place Residence Life staff requested...

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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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...