The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, November 19, 2017

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College looks to expand campus in response to construction

When the Little Building closes this summer, the college will lose 748 beds and a dining hall that have been used by students for years. To fill those needs, Emerson is creating and renting new spaces.

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Emerson community loses Professor Emeritus Walter Littlefield

"He was my mentor." —Gregory Payne, chair of the communication studies department

College remembers former professor

“He was a great professor, beloved by many students and faculty,” said Pelton, who began at Emerson after Crannell had already retired but got to know him at alumni events. “He had kind of a heroic stature among faculty.”

Staff offices migrate

“They’ve got much more space now,” he said. “It’s better organized. They’ve got more flow space. Their new space gives them a better venue for orienting people to the equipment that they use.”

New ELA director chosen

“I did a lot of community engagement work, I did a lot of work with young and emerging artists, and I’ve worked in job development and fundraising,” Sampson said. “[Emerson] felt like the logical next step.”

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Gender inclusive restrooms added

"—You have to understand the story that’s bigger than just the changing restrooms.”

Cutler Majestic to host Forbes Under 30 Summit stage this fall

“[The Under 30 Summit] is going to give students a window into the world of entrepreneurial endeavors that they wish to go into,” Duffy said.

Community mourns VMA student, fraternity brother

“Please keep Jack’s family and friends in your thoughts during this very difficult time,” said Pelton in the email.

Emerson cybersecurity breached by phishing attack

The high volume of spam coming from Emerson users led to some spam filtering companies blacklisting addresses, causing some authentic emails from Emerson addresses to fail to deliver.

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Emerson releases new visual identity amid controversy

Emerson College introduced its new logo and graphic identity for the school in a meeting last Tuesday.

New VP for development and alumni relations named

Dr. Ronald Korvas has been named vice president of development and alumni relations, according to the Emerson website.

College announces Commencement speakers

Novelist Alice Sebold will give the undergraduate address at this year’s commencement ceremony.

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Year in review: Cultural competency, college-wide

After students flooded a monthly faculty assembly meeting last spring with demands for cultural competency, President M. Lee Pelton promised change would be made.

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Students walk for Fight for $15 campaign

About 10 Emerson students, organized by the college’s Progressives and Radicals In Defense of Employees (PRIDE), joined thousands last Thursday on Boston Common to walk for the “Fight for $15” national and annual day of action for low-wage workers.

Emerson staff vote to unionize

Emerson’s clerical, technical, and professional staff in academic affairs voted last Thursday to form a union with Service Employees International Union Local 888.