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Novelist to speak at graduation

Award-winning fiction author Dennis Lehane—known for Mystic River and Shutter Island, now feature films—is set to address the class of 2017 at this year’s commencement.  “[Lehane] and his fellow honorary degree recipients this year … are widely recognized for achievements in their individual fields and their contributions to society through their work,” Carole McFall, associate vice president of...

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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...

Solomon reflects on SGA presidency
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Solomon reflects on SGA presidency

Emily Solomon accidentally became executive president of the Student Government Association. The two top vote-getters for the position turned it down, and then-freshman Solomon’s name was the next highest on the list with 12 votes—though she had not been running. Solomon accepted the role in spring 2014, and has since been re-elected twice since then.  In...

Depa delegates executive treasury duties
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Depa delegates executive treasury duties

A student came into the Student Life office last year, apparently frustrated that John Depa had not answered her email in a timely fashion. Andrew Donahue, the office’s assistant director, remembers informing her that Depa was not in the office because he was in class, and the student seemed surprised. She assumed Depa worked there...

Inaccessible infrastructure limits students with disabilities
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Inaccessible infrastructure limits students with disabilities

Song Park said he knew Boston wasn’t the most accessible city before coming to Emerson. A Palo Alto native, he said he wanted to get out of California. But since moving to the east coast campus, he realized Emerson is less accessible than he expected.  Park, a junior sports communications major, has cerebral palsy. He...

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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...

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Students in the dark on tuition hike specifics

Emerson’s Board of Trustees has approved another tuition increase for the next academic year. If you didn’t know this already, it’s no fault of your own. The college never directly notified students. “Typically something like this we would send to students and parents at their home addresses,” said Carole McFall, spokesperson for the college, about...

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...

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Patriots parade crowds campus

New England Patriots fans filled the streets Tuesday for the Super Bowl victory parade, which passed right in front of Emerson’s campus during class hours. The entire Patriots team toured the parade route in the famous Boston duck boats. Players waved and interacted with hundreds of thousands of fans, according to ABC News, and their fans reciprocated...