The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Alum donates $2.5 million to LA program

Emerson alumnus Bill Bordy recently donated $2.5 million to Emerson Los Angeles, the largest donation in the college’s history.

LB elevators break, students wait

Three elevators in the Little Building broke down on March 1, according to an email sent to Little Building residents from Erik Muurisepp, associate dean and director of Housing and Residence Life.

Campus Crime Log, 3/5

ECPD and facilities management investigated a report of a burning smell in the Paramount Center. ECPD and facilities management were able to smell a faint odor of something that may have burnt or melted inside an elevator, and thought the smell may have come from the elevator’s circuit board. The elevator was monitored for some time but the odor never returned.

Twice as many online summer classes to be offered for students

The classes are all four credits each, and they have all have been taught in person at Emerson at some point in the past.

Rebranding initiative holds student focus group

The nine participants at the focus group discussed their thoughts on Emerson, how students feel about the school, daily life for students, and how others might perceive Emerson.

Outcome unclear for two sexual assault lawsuits

The legal questions that the two lawsuits against Emerson raise, legal experts said, require stringent evidence to establish liability, and represent actively evolving fields of law.

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Linda Moore, former VP of academic affairs, is remembered

During her 10 years at the college, Linda Moore, the former vice president of academic affairs, became an integral part of the Emerson community, from drafting the faculty handbook to faithfully remembering her colleagues’ birthdays.

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Adjunct professors write to Pelton for higher pay

Over 30 professors wrote to President M. Lee Pelton calling for more institutional support for part-time faculty members as part of a campaign that culminated on Feb. 25.

Campus Crime Log: Feb. 26

Wednesday, Feb. 18: A male student got stuck inside of an elevator on the seventh floor of the Little Building.

National survey looks to gather student experiences

The survey lets college administrators know if students at Emerson are challenged, engaged in their learning, and critically thinking about a wide range of perspectives.

Institute panel discusses ISIS ideology

Two professors aimed to help students better understand the rapid ascendance of ISIS since last summer and to clear up the misconceptions that many still have about the group.

SGA learns about badges for acquired skills, grants appeals

Robert Sabal, the interim dean of the School of The Arts, discussed digital badges, or awards given to students for obtaining skills that can be displayed on online profiles.

Alum remembered as talented comedian and giving mentor

Emerson alumnus Harris Wittels, a comedian beloved by his colleagues and admired by Emerson students, was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Feb. 19.

College requests more time to respond to second lawsuit

Lawyers for Emerson College and six administrators have asked for additional time to answer a second lawsuit filed by a student who alleges the school mishandled her rape case.