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ITG hosts workshops for new video-streaming program ‘Panopto’
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ITG hosts workshops for new video-streaming program ‘Panopto’

On Jan. 16, ITG sent out an email stating Emerson’s former video streaming program, Median, will expire June of 2018, encouraging students to save their old median content as the college transitions into a new program called Panopto. The Instructional Technology Group is hosting a series of faculty training sessions for preexisting video streaming service, Panopto, from...

Phishers target eCommon direct deposit page
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Phishers target eCommon direct deposit page

The college took down eCommon’s direct deposit page until further notice after two email attacks affected faculty accounts on Friday, Jan.19. A phish, or fraudulent email, from tud51253@temple.edu tried to obtain personal information from faculty and students by directing recipients to a fake website identical to eCommon, Systems Administrator Dennis Levine and Director of Information...

Diversity and Inclusion renamed, to focus on equity
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Diversity and Inclusion renamed, to focus on equity

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s change to the Social Justice Center reflects an ideological shift within the office, a college official said. “The social justice orientation really builds on diversity and inclusion … but pushes us all to look more thoughtfully at why we’re doing what we’re doing,” Spears said.   The name change...

SGA aims to increase visibility with new projects
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SGA aims to increase visibility with new projects

The Student Government Association Executive Board faced a slew of issues in their first semester, which began with a student protest and ended with the Faculty Assembly voting out their chair, Marketing Communications Professor Anthony Lowrie, after he compared student protesters to Senator Joseph McCarthy. Executive President Annie Makielski said SGA didn’t respond to the...

LA campus adds gender-neutral restroom signs
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LA campus adds gender-neutral restroom signs

Emerson’s Los Angeles campus received a shipment of eight new stickers from the Boston campus that state: “Gender diversity is welcome here. Please use the restroom that best fits your identity.” These stickers were placed this month on the doors of all men’s and women’s rooms with multiple stalls, ELA Vice President and Executive Director...

Kasteel Well to designate new gender-neutral bathrooms
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Kasteel Well to designate new gender-neutral bathrooms

  The Kasteel Well campus in the Netherlands will soon install gender-inclusive restroom signs, similar to the signage on the Boston campus. Bathrooms at Kasteel Well are gender-neutral, but both male and female signs can be seen on the door. Kasteel Well Executive Director Dulcia Meijers said she recently ordered inclusive signs with a triangular...

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Faculty assembly votes for permanent cultural competency committee

Faculty assembly voted to form a permanent committee dedicated to educating staff and students on cultural competency and making the curriculum more inclusive on Tuesday. The proposal faculty voted on said the Educational Equity and Justice Committee is “tasked with ensuring that Emerson College fulfills its commitment to educational equality and social justice.” Members will...

SGA appoints new chief justice, commissioners
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SGA appoints new chief justice, commissioners

The Student Government Association appointed a new chief justice, honors commissioner, and accessibility commissioner on Tuesday, Jan. 23. SGA unanimously approved junior Lizzie Northey for chief justice. Chief justice is on the SGA Executive Board and is responsible for interpreting and implementing the constitution, overseeing elections, presiding over impeachment hearings, and hearing all student and...

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. Wednesday, Jan. 17 A student reported their missing laptop to the Emerson College Police Department. While an officer filed the report, the student’s friend called and said...

Minor fire in Center Stage, no injuries
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Minor fire in Center Stage, no injuries

Center Stage faced minor water damage after a fire started in Whiskey Saigon and transferred to the cafe. The nightclub also sustained minor damage to it’s exterior walls. The Dining Center will reopen on time tomorrow morning for breakfast and no injuries were reported.  The fire was reported to Emerson College Police Department at 6:35...