Category: News

Noise rattles Colonial residents
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Noise rattles Colonial residents

Jackhammers and construction noise wake up students living in Colonial Residence Hall instead of their alarm clocks. Residents said they are struggling with the commotion from Little Building and Colonial Theater despite the college’s attempts to find a solution.   “It’s so loud and it feels like the windows don’t do anything to keep the...

New Canvas course prepares sophomores for internship
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New Canvas course prepares sophomores for internship

Career Services rolled out a new Canvas course called Internship Ready, designed to prepare underclassmen for applying to internships.    The six-week pilot program launched on Feb. 5. It includes six modules and features tutorials on skills like interviewing, writing cover letters, and building resumes. The program is designed specifically for sophomores, since students become...

SGA grant appeals to EIV, Sigma
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SGA grant appeals to EIV, Sigma

The Student Government Association granted appeal requests to Emerson Independent Video and Sigma Phi Theta on Feb. 13. EIV approached the Financial Advisory Board with an original appeal of $11,825 to fund the purchase of new technical equipment, including a Sony A7S camera, and a reporting trip to the Oscars in early March. After deciding...

Incident Journal
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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, Feb. 5 A student reported receiving packages from Amazon they did not order. Emerson College Police Department advised the student to contact the company, return...

Walker maintenance prompts scaffolding installation
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Walker maintenance prompts scaffolding installation

Subcontractors removed pieces of Walker Building’s exterior this past weekend in preparation for future maintenance. Director of Construction Management Michael Faia wrote in an email the subcontractors placed scaffolding around sections of the building to protect passersby, and the structure should be removed by this weekend. Faia also wrote the removed pieces of the exterior...

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College expands overnight multicultural program

The Office of Admissions is expanding its effort to attract more students from different cultures to campus through the Multicultural Perspective Overnight program, now in its second year. M-POP is an opportunity for accepted early action and regular decision multicultural students to visit and become better acquainted with Emerson. Last year, 30 students participated in...

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Pelton featured in Boston Fox25 Black History Month series

Boston Fox25 interviewed President M. Lee Pelton about his path to becoming the first black president of the college for a Black History Month profile series that aired this month. Boston’s first black police chief William Gross, and Framingham’s first mayor Yvonne Spicer are among the others profiled in this series. The article chronicled Pelton’s dedication to academia...

Yearbook deactivated due to low membership
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Yearbook deactivated due to low membership

The Emersonian did not recruit enough members for the 2017-2018 academic year, which means the class of 2018 will be the first senior class without a yearbook. This year, a third-party service will take the five-dollar senior portraits, and the photos will be marketed for personal and professional use, former editor-in-chief of the student-run yearbook...

New Chinatown library welcomes Emerson students
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New Chinatown library welcomes Emerson students

The head of the Boston Public Library branch in Chinatown said he encourages Emerson students to use the new space and resources just as much as neighborhood residents. Housed on the ground floor of the Chinatown Trade Center at 2 Boylston St, the branch is a four-minute walk from campus—and the neighborhood’s first library in...

Registrar and Academic Advising relocate to Ansin Building
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Registrar and Academic Advising relocate to Ansin Building

The Academic Advising Center and Office of the Registrar will move from the Union Bank Building to the fourth floor of Ansin Building, which is aimed to reduce student traffic and make communication between the offices run smoothly. At the start of every semester, the offices are congested with students trying to sort out schedules...