The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, December 22, 2014

Five Cent Sound and Kappa Gamma Chi granted additional funds

Five Cent Sound, a student music magazine, and the sorority Kappa Gamma Chi requested additional funds at a Student Government Association meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Emerson to launch major fundraising campaign

Emerson plans to launch the first schoolwide, multiyear fundraising campaign in its history, which will seek to support the college’s multimillion-dollar construction projects, according to Jeffrey Schoenherr, the vice president for development and alumni relations.

College to refresh Emerson brand

In 2015, Emerson’s New Year’s resolution will be to change its public image. By next fall, the college hopes to develop several options for a new brand, including a new logo, according to Andrew Tiedemann, vice president for communications and marketing.

Emerson to introduce mobile app

Emerson plans to expand its reach across mobile platforms by introducing a new smartphone app in the spring.

Mozzarella stick portion increases after student complaint

The portion size of mozzarella sticks in Piano Row’s Max Cafe has increased, thanks to efforts by sophomore Jackson Davis.

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Students stage walkout in solidarity with nationwide protests

Over 100 Emerson students walked out of their classes Thursday afternoon and marched through downtown, holding signs with messages like “We Can’t Breathe” and “Black Lives Matter."

Sodexo nixes plastic bags

Sodexo has stopped providing plastic bags at the C-Store or the Max Cafe as of Dec. 1, according to an email from Earth Emerson, the on-campus sustainability advocacy group.

Emerson students produce award-winning commercial

A group of Emerson students received an advertising award at the 54th Annual Hatch Awards, an event for creative branding and marketing in the New England area.

Participation in campus climate survey announced

Nearly a third of students completed Emerson’s first collegewide survey on campus culture and sexual assault response and prevention policies, according an email to the college from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Emerson students, local teens connect through civic engagement project

Boston-area teens working with a group of Emerson seniors and a local tech company came to the college on Dec. 1 to present the websites they learned how to design.

Freshman candidates pitch platforms at press night

Three freshman Student Government Association hopefuls gave speeches at Press Night on Monday, all focusing on how their prior experience would help if elected. Two freshman class positions remain open, with no balloted candidates.

Campus Crime Log 12/4

Staff at the Cutler Majestic Theater requested ECPD assistance with disruptive patrons but were able to calm them before ECPD arrived.

Emerson mourns dining hall worker

Westley Johnson, who was remembered by students and colleagues as funny, charming, and enthusiastic, was found dead in his apartment. "He made my day easier, every day," said a coworker.

Counseling center planning changes after complaints

Prompted by a new round of student concerns about counseling center shortages, administrators are considering several potential improvements to the center, including hiring more staff, extending its hours, and better publicizing its resources.

Students allowed building access at all hours

As of Dec. 2, all students, whether they live on or off campus, can access the public parts of residence halls at all times.