The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, May 25, 2015

Faculty responds to students’ call for cultural competency education

A motion to create a committee to address concerns about cultural competency at Emerson was unanimously approved at a special Faculty Assembly meeting on May 5.

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Class of 2015 graduates with laughter and words of wisdom

Over 900 students from the class of 2015 graduated from Emerson College on May 18 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Court dismisses lawsuit alleging Emerson mishandled rape case

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against Emerson filed by Jillian Doherty, a former student who alleges the college mishandled her rape case, and gave her until May 28 to refile her complaint.

Emerson students seen as offbeat and ambitious, research says

Research conducted for the college’s rebranding initiative found that Emerson students are “quirky and driven” and that some alumni are unimpressed by the popular “Emerson Mafia” moniker.

SGA urges college to implement cultural competency classes

The Student Government Association said it “fully supports” initiatives calling for cultural competency and sensitivity courses introduced at a demonstration earlier in the week.

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Consulting firm for businesswomen wins student entrepreneurship competition

18 student ideas generated in the yearlong Emerson Experience in Entrepreneurship program were showcased at the annual E3 Expo.

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Robin Roberts, “Good Morning America” co-host, to deliver commencement speech

In two weeks, Robin Roberts will say “good morning” not to America—but to Emerson.

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Christopher remembered for individualism, humor, and compassion

Lilly Kate Christopher died on April 6 in the hospital with family by her side. Kevin Christopher, her father, requested that the circumstances of his daughter’s death be kept private.

Board of Overseers and Board of Trustees undergo changes

President M. Lee Pelton and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Jeff Greenhawt announced new appointments to both the Board of Trustees and the Board of Overseers in a press release on April 22, effective May 1.

Crime Log 4/30

A student reported having their jacket stolen while eating at P.F. Chang’s, a restaurant at 8 Park Plaza.

Year in review: Where's the money?

Between new construction, facility upgrades, and increased employee salaries, Emerson—which has historically been heavily reliant on tuition for revenue—must find ways to finance the expensive initiatives that it has announced this year.

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In passionate rally, students demand cultural competency training

Several hundred students demanded campuswide cultural competency and sensitivity classes in an impassioned rally that culminated in a faculty meeting at the Bill Bordy Theater.

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Boylston Place dorm construction to start this summer

Construction on the upcoming residence hall in Boylston Place will start this summer, but the existing structure won't get any taller until late in the winter or early next spring.

SGA hears updates from Violence Prevention and Response, grants appeals to campus orgs

The Student Government Association met on Tuesday with staff members from Violence Prevention and Response to discuss progress they said they made over the last semester and address student concerns.

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Special Section: Surveying Emerson's Climate

Explore the results from Emerson's first comprehensive climate survey, which found that many students felt sexual assault prevention training was lacking, and that there were strong racial divides in their sense of belonging.