Many students interested in magazine writing have to make a major choice before they even arrive at Emerson: whether to join the journalism or writing, literature, and publishing department.
Fewer prospective students are choosing to come to Emerson, and because of this, the admissions office has begun to accept more students, according to annual data published by the college.
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, a professor in the department of performing arts, received a Grammy Award nomination in December for his composition “Vecd.”
The members of the advisory group for Emerson’s rebranding initiative were announced on Feb. 6 in an email from President M. Lee Pelton. The group, which includes students, professors, and administrators, will meet and provide updates throughout the year, the email said.
Christina Zamon, Emerson’s head of archives and special collections, was selected to be a participant in the 2015 Archives Leadership Institute, a program that provides advanced training for 25 archival leaders.
Emerson’s Office of the Arts, which oversees the college’s theaters and ArtsEmerson, has recently completed a leadership transition that instated a new three-person team of co-directors.
The Emerson chapter of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon will be evaluated in May after receiving a two-semester suspension from the Conduct Board in November.
Emerson is introducing five new faculty-led international programs this year in France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Greece, and Mexico, creating the largest number of international opportunities for students ever offered at Emerson.
At Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting, President Emily Solomon led a discussion about the organization’s plans for the semester and ongoing issues at the college.
ECPD and BPD responded to a fistfight that occurred in front of Piano Row. ECPD officers were able to separate the two involved, who were leaving a local nightclub. One of the two was arrested after he bit a person’s finger, causing it to bleed profusely. ECPD gave first aid at the scene.
Emerson has never had a full-time, dedicated coordinator for the federal gender equity law Title IX, but is conducting an ongoing search that the administration predicts will soon come to a close, according to Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Sylvia Spears.
The EVVY Awards, an annual show recognizing student work, will honor actress Jennifer Coolidge with its annual Alumni Award of Distinction at this year’s event in May.
President M. Lee Pelton presented the college’s inaugural President’s Award for Civic Leadership to pastors Dr. Gloria White-Hammond and Ray Hammond at a Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Leaders Breakfast event in the Bill Bordy Theater on Feb. 4.
Emerson students celebrated the New England Patriots’ 2015 Super Bowl win on Sunday night when they joined fans on the Boston Common and again on Wednesday as a parade passed the college.
Suffolk University, Emerson’s neighbor, is selling two of its buildings on Beacon Hill.