Category: News

Affiliated faculty elected NEFAC President
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Affiliated faculty elected NEFAC President

Karen Bordeleau plans to extend the organization into more classrooms to educate the public on their First Amendment rights as president of New England First Amendment Coalition. The regional nonprofit elected Karen Bordeleau, affiliated faculty member at Emerson College, to be their president in January. Within the first two weeks of Bordeleau becoming President, NEFAC...

Uncommon Update: New projections support immigrants
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Uncommon Update: New projections support immigrants

The Uncommon Project entered its second stage when the 15 story white sheet covering the Little Building was cut in half, and a new cycle of artwork began.   The large-scale projection displays illustrations, photographs, animations, and video onto Little Building’s tarp. The artwork will continue as long as the image maintains a proportionate width...

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College raises tuition for next academic year

The college increased overall tuition by 4.5 percent, and room and board by 4.1 percent, making individual annual charges $46,016 for tuition and $17,690 for a double room with board. Vice President and Dean for Campus Life James Hoppe informed the Emerson community of the increase in an email sent over the winter break. Hoppe...

Students hired to improve writing resource at castle
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Students hired to improve writing resource at castle

Three students hired by the Lacerte Family Writing and Academic Resource Center will serve as writing consultants at Kasteel Well this semester as part of a pilot program primarily intended to help international students who do not speak English as their first language. “We have recognized there is a need for academic support at the...

Title IX office searches for new lead investigator
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Title IX office searches for new lead investigator

The Office of Title IX Equity and Access is looking to replace the college’s lead Title IX Investigator, Pamela Ring, who left the college to pursue private practice in early January. “During the two years that Pam spent with Title IX Equity & Access, she was instrumental in the development of Title IX investigatory procedures...

New assistant dean for campus life hired
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New assistant dean for campus life hired

The college hired Elizabeth Ching-Bush to fill the new role of assistant dean for campus life. Ching-Bush, who started working on Jan. 8, is tasked with leading a restructured community standards and conduct division. She will also serve as the primary liaison to the Title IX Equity and Access office and assist in the sanctions...

Emerson declares planned deficit
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Emerson declares planned deficit

Emerson College intends to spend more money than it earns until 2019 as part of an economic plan to raise funds for construction, a college official said. Vice President of Administration and Finance Maureen Murphy said the college declared a “planned deficit” for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. A planned deficit is an economic strategy...

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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. 8 The Emerson College Police Department responded to a report of water damage on the floor of the Media Art Gallery. Several water pockets...

Journalism curriculum refocuses on student skills
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Journalism curriculum refocuses on student skills

The journalism department tested out a new curriculum focused on student needs and industry expectations this semester. This year’s freshman follow different steps to receive a Bachelor of Science in journalism while returning students will fulfill the previous degree track with new and improved classes. Only students enrolled in the college for Fall 2017 or later will...

Search for assistant dean of campus life nears end
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Search for assistant dean of campus life nears end

The search for an assistant dean for campus life has been narrowed to three candidates, with a final decision expected from Associate Dean for Campus Life Erik Muurisepp this week. The newly-created position is intended to lead a restructured community standards and conduct division. Additionally, the position will serve as one of the primary liaisons...