The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Former VP of enrollment starts new job at NYU

Emerson’s former vice president of enrollment, MJ Knoll-Finn, said goodbye to the college this month when she left to take a similar position at New York University.

Emerson Police hiring detective

The Emerson College Police Department seeks to hire a detective specializing in investigating crimes and assisting students with domestic and dating violence and harassment prevention, according to a job posting on Emerson’s website.

Campus Crime Log

Wednesday, November 12: A student was harassed while walking down Avery Street to Paramount Center.

SGA discusses financial state of college

Emerson received about 96 percent of its revenue from tuition in the 2014 fiscal year.

Students team up with EdTech Times

Since the beginning of this school year, students have been conducting market research, analyzing the company, and creating a list of recommendations.

Emerson introduces new minor in digital media and culture

Discussions about the minor started in 2011, and professors say it will help students gain a greater understanding of the digital world and its influence on society,


College construction to renovate Little Building, expand into Boylston Place

The Boylston Place dorm is meant to house students who would otherwise have lived in Little Building while the 97-year-old structure undergoes long-needed renovations. Combined, the projects could cost $175 million total.


Polling Society crowdfunds for operating costs

Using the higher education crowdfunding site Useed, the organization hopes to raise $5,000 by the end of November. As of press time, the group had raised $4,189.


Ebola forum debunks health myths, criticizes media

Emerson journalism professor Roger House organized and introduced the event to quell student fears about the virus and present facts.

Campus Crime Log, 11/13

Little Building staff from the Office of Housing and Residence Life turned over two grinders, a pipe, and a small plastic baggie, all containing marijuana, to the Emerson College Police Department.

Boston faculty to move West

Two faculty members from Boston will teach at the Los Angeles campus every semester with a new program, according to President M. Lee Pelton’s annual State of the College address emailed on Oct. 31.

Israeli Stage honors Pelton, Cutler

As the theater company Israeli Stage began its fourth year, it held its inaugural Sabra Award Benefit to honor Emerson President M. Lee Pelton and philanthropist Ted Cutler for their contributions to the arts in Boston.

Administration responds to vandalism

Little Building residents received an email on Nov. 12 about two instances of swastika graffiti in the past two weeks.

College to offer online creative writing master's program

The Writing, Literature, and Publishing department plans to offer an online master’s program in Popular Writing in Publishing by 2016. It will be the country’s first fully online master of fine arts degree that focuses on creative writing, according to President M. Lee Pelton’s State of the College letter.

BU student newspaper fundraises out of debt 

The Daily Free Press, Boston University’s independent student-run newspaper, was recently in jeopardy of having its print edition fold after its printer gave the organization an end-of-year deadline to pay off its debt of nearly $70,000.