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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The results of a comprehensive survey of Emerson’s faculty and staff showcased their opinions on themes throughout the college, including notable dissatisfaction on questions about fair pay and adequate personnel.
The student component of Emerson’s first climate survey shows that greatest sources of dissatisfaction are the college’s sexual assault and harassment education programs and a sense of belonging among students of various races.
The survey, developed by Emerson’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the survey firm ModernThink, polled students chiefly on sexual assault awareness and prevention at the college, but also included questions about diversity, faculty and administration participation, and general well-being.
Several students expressed anger online this week after a student rapper gained attention on social media for lyrics some listeners found offensive.
On Tuesday, the college’s adjunct professors voted 184-3 to make a new contract official, which includes an increase in pay, professional development funding, and better job security, according to the contract’s press release.
After students and alumni spoke out about campus radio station WERS reducing resources for news coverage, journalism professors met with station management to discuss giving undergraduates more reporting opportunities.
Emerson’s rebranding initiative has hit one milestone: Administrators are finished collecting research involving focus groups and interviews.
The Emerson College Police Department and facilities management investigated a carbon monoxide alarm coming from the roof of the Little Building. The cause of the alarm was a malfunctioning carbon dioxide detector.
The Student Government Association met with the chair of the performing arts department at its weekly meeting on April 14 as part of its larger academic initiative and discussed the issue of diversity in casting.