The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, November 30, 2015

Rebranding survey released

A survey for Emerson’s rebranding initiative was released on Nov. 12 for students, staff, faculty, and alumni to include their voices in Emerson’s new narrative identity, including a new logo and website.

LA adjuncts faculty await election to determine union

The National Labor Relations Board has scheduled an election to determine whether Emerson’s adjunct faculty in Los Angeles will be represented by a union. Organizers within the LA part­-time faculty have been actively campaigning since September for representation under the American Association of University Professors.

SGA holds press night

The Student Government Association held its press night on Nov. 17 for the recent election, which began Tuesday at midnight and was open for 24 hours.

SGA discusses Colonial task force

The Board of Trustees ad hoc Task Force that will decide the new purpose of Emerson’s Colonial Theatre was discussed extensively during Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting.

Crime Log 11/19

This week's crime log.

Three new trustees appointed to board

Emerson appointed three new members to the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, according to a press release on the college’s website by Andrew Tiedemann, vice president of communications and marketing.

New executive director hired for professional studies

Lesley Nichols will start as the executive director of professional studies and special programs on Dec. 7, according to an email from Jan Roberts-Breslin, interim dean of graduate students.

Engagement Lab received grant to mobilize civic game

The Engagement Lab, an applied research facility at Emerson, received $35,000 on Nov. 3 from the Knight Foundation to develop a mobile application for @Stake, a table-top debate card game created almost two years ago.


Taylor Swift lip dub creates controversy on campus

A lip dub that sparked controversy among campus organizations is no longer being used as a promotional video for the college, as of Nov. 10. The performance featured songs by popular artist Taylor Swift, and many multicultural organizations said they chose not to participate in the project due to Swift’s history of racial insensitivity.


Emerson and 16 Boston universities walk out in solidarity with Mizzou

Emerson students joined participants from 16 other Boston-area universities in a protest on Monday to stand in solidarity with students of color at University of Missouri, Yale University, and Howard University and to pursue justice for students of color in Massachusetts schools.


Students partner with national anti-piracy organization

Two Emerson students have started the first campus group to partner with CreativeFuture, a national group aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of piracy and illegal downloading.


Committee formed to make decisions on Colonial

An ad hoc task force within the Board of Trustees will review several options for the future of Emerson’s Colonial Theatre and the relocation of the dining hall during the renovation of the Little Building. A final decision is expected to be made on both issues by March 2016.

SGA addresses concerns with potential college promotional video

Members of the Student Government Association discussed concerns with diversity and inclusion in a Taylor Swift lip dub video that was produced as a promotional video for the college on Tuesday.