Category: News

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...

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...

SGA backs new sanctuary campus petition
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SGA backs new sanctuary campus petition

Student Government Association voted to unanimously support a new petition requesting Emerson to publicly declare itself a sanctuary campus to assist undocumented students. The new petition asks Emerson to broadcast the college as a safe place for these students. Laura Londoño, a student in Emerson Understanding National Immigration Through Education, presented the petition for Emerson...

Trip to DC protest funded by college offices
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Trip to DC protest funded by college offices

Students watching coverage of the Women’s March on Washington this Saturday may see some familiar faces. With support from the college, 48 students and two faculty members will attend the protest, not to mention students attending independently. The college offered financial support for a bus rental with money from from college offices and organizations, including...