The Emerson360 Climate Survey was presented to the Student Government Association by Robert Amelio, director of diversity and inclusive excellence on Tuesday. The survey assess if work environments promote healthy and supportive conditions. This is the second time since 2014 that Emerson is offering the survey to students, staff, and faculty.
A federal judge in the District of Massachusetts ruled in favor of the college in the 2014 “Jillian Doherty v. Emerson College” Title IX lawsuit on Tuesday, in which Doherty claimed the college was negligent in the investigation of her claims of sexual assault.
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This year, instead of settling into a seat at a computer lab, freshmen journalism students pulled out their dazzling new top-of-the-line MacBooks. They’ll learn how to use video editing program Final Cut Pro X, which has been loaded onto their laptops along with the rest of their CreativityKit software. And then, they have the opportunity to continue playing with the software at 3 a.m. from their dorm rooms.
Two candidates gave campaign speeches at the Student Government Association’s Press Night which reached only the eight-person audience in attendance, which included current SGA members and the press.
The number of on-campus alcohol violation referrals increased slightly in 2016, according to the Clery Compliance Report. Associate Dean and Director of Housing and Residence Life Erik Muurisepp said this change was not connected to the Good Samaritan Policy implemented last fall, which exempts students who request medical assistance due to drug or alcohol abuse for themselves or others from the usual disciplinary action.
With two policy reviews pending, recent federal action from the U.S. Education Department, two possibly concluding lawsuits against the college, and heavy criticism from a former student, much of the future of Title IX at Emerson is unclear.
Michael Holland was appointed as the first associate director of Internationalization Initiatives this past month. The position was created when the Office of Internationalization and Global Engagement felt it lacked the man-power to expand its global initiatives.
The Emerson C-Store offers a wide variety of snacks options for students—from potato chips to sushi—at its new location in the Max Mutchnick Campus Center.
The Student Government Association set a special election for Oct. 11 to fill six empty seats within the organization.
Emerson’s Equipment Distribution Center is rolling out a new website for reserving video production gear.
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Sylvia Spears challenged the way the Emerson community looks at inclusivity during Student Government Association Tuesday meeting.
Professors raised questions about Emerson’s emergency preparedness at Tuesday’s faculty assembly. In light of a lockdown earlier this month, professors and other faculty expressed concerns about a lack of knowledge of standard practices for future incidents.
Unbeknownst to students who applied in the spring to live in the Piano Row residence hall, in-suite living rooms in the dorm were recently converted into additional bedrooms—replacing common space with additional suitemates.