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SGA discusses plan for Board of Trustee meeting
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SGA discusses plan for Board of Trustee meeting

The Student Government Association’s Board of Trustee representative wanted to know if SGA members had seen any change in their respective programs in response to the  #ThisIsEmerson protest on Tuesday. SGA Board of Trustees Representative Raz Moayed plans to deliver a presentation based on student concerns to the Board of Trustees on March 9.  ...

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. Thursday, Feb. 1 Emerson College Police Department responded to an activated smoke alarm in Walker Building. Facilities Management and Boston Fire Department responded and determined a faulty...

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Consultant examines college-student communication

The college hired an independent consultant on a one-time contract to analyze communications between students and the administration in the wake of the #ThisIsEmerson protest. Consultant Kristina Smith conducted research on the school’s methods of communicating information to the students during a week-long visit to Emerson. She said she spoke to students, faculty, the Council...

College hosts tours of new building, students look at building before construction
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College hosts tours of new building, students look at building before construction

The college may dedicate its newest 172 Tremont St. building to student spaces. The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership led student tours and discussed how to best utilize the $24 million building, nicknamed the Skinny Building. “A final decision has not been made yet and [student] involvement will be essential as the college makes...

Library databases cut, replaced with alternatives
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Library databases cut, replaced with alternatives

The Iwasaki Library cut five databases from their collection at the beginning of the academic year due to the availability of cheaper alternatives and lower student usage than previous years. Ad$pender, Baseline, Nielsen Film Industry Data, Nielsen Music Industry Data, and Nielsen Answers were removed from the 128 offered databases in 2017, Daniel Crocker, electronic...

New org promotes food justice and sustainability
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New org promotes food justice and sustainability

Senior Chala Tyson-Tshitundu said they felt inspired to start a Slow Food chapter at Emerson after hours of watching Chef’s Table—an award-winning documentary series on Netflix that profiles a world-renowned chef every episode. Slow Food Emerson, a new organization on campus, is trying to change the way students think about food. “Writing is what I...

SGA approves election timeline, grants appeals
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SGA approves election timeline, grants appeals

The Student Government Association approved an election timeline for spring 2018 on Tuesday. Elections this spring will determine SGA officials for the fall 2018 semester. In recent years, most candidates ran unopposed, although SGA encourages multiple applicants. Executive Treasurer Ian Mandt also presented two financial appeal requests from Emerson’s Black Organization with Natural Interest and...

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Mass Green Summit brings environmental action to Emerson

The college will host the third annual Mass Green Summit—a series of panels advocating for grassroots environmental action—as part of its seven-year promise to lower the college’s environmental impact. The event will be in the Semel Theater in Tufte on Feb. 3. Mass Green Network, the organization behind the summit, will discuss issues such as...

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, Jan. 22 The Emerson College Police Department responded to a report of a burning smell inside Center Stage. Facilities Management and the Boston Fire Department...

‘Emerson Lions’ to be phased off of merchandise
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‘Emerson Lions’ to be phased off of merchandise

The “Emerson Lions” phrase will not appear on the new merchandise sold in Barnes & Noble at Emerson as a result of the company’s decision, an assistant store manager said. The lionshead will still be used on Emerson apparel, according to Jennifer Bonner, the assistant store manager. Associate Vice President of Marketing Michael Sarra—who played...