The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, September 4, 2015

College delays next phase of rebranding initiative

A survey to collect data for the next phase of Emerson’s rebranding initiative, originally expected to launch on Sept. 2, has been delayed until later in the semester.

College hires first full-time Title IX coordinator

Emerson has named Pamela White as the college’s first full-time Associate Vice President for Title IX and Clery Act Coordinator, according to an email sent on Sept. 2 by Sylvia Spears, vice president for diversity and inclusion.


VMA television studios to broadcast in high definition

Emerson’s two television studios now have the technology to broadcast in high definition (HD), according to Brooke Knight, chair of the visual and media arts department.

Emerson tops Princeton Review list of LGBTQ-friendly colleges

Emerson has been named the most LGBTQ-friendly institution for higher education by The Princeton Review, reclaiming the position after falling to third on the list in Fall 2014.

Pelton removed as defendant from student Title IX lawsuit

After a hearing on July 8, the federal court decided the lawsuit filed by a former student who alleges the college mishandled her rape case will continue to trial.

Fraternity suspension lifted early after appeal

Emerson’s chapter Sigma Alpha Epsilon will return to campus Fall 2015 from a semester-long suspension.


New managing director settles in at Engagement Lab

Emerson’s Engagement Lab named Mariko Davidson the new managing director, according to the department's newsletter.

Former student defends claim of mishandled rape case following college’s request to dismiss lawsuit

A former student, who is suing Emerson for what she alleges was a mishandling of her rape case, is maintaining her claims in response to the college’s request that the court dismiss her lawsuit.

College responds to Dateline episode featuring former students

In an email to the Emerson community, President M. Lee Pelton responded to the NBC Dateline episode on campus sexual assault that featured the stories of two former Emerson students.

NBC's Dateline features former students in episode on sexual assault

Two former Emerson students will be featured on an episode of NBC’s Dateline regarding sexual assault on college campuses.

After dismissal, former student resubmits Title IX complaint

A former student who sued Emerson for mishandling her rape case filed an amended complaint to her lawsuit on May 27.