A New England professional services firm that focuses on school safety will review the college’s compliance with the federal anti-discrimination law Title IX and the Clery Act, a statute that requires disclosure of campus crimes, according to President M. Lee Pelton. This decision came after three students filed a federal complaint against the college with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights last month, claiming Emerson mishandled their sexual assault cases.
Candidates from the upcoming Student Government Association’s special elections spoke at a Press Night on Nov. 13 about their goals and experience. There are nine open positions. Those who are elected will officially begin their positions next semester.
Emerson plans to expand its online course offerings, according to Michaele Whelan, vice president for academic affairs.
Even though Larry David is the creator of one of the most highly acclaimed television series of all time, he still shows up for most important events with dirty sneakers, tube socks, and a self-deprecating sense of humor.
Emerson’s reaccreditation process will come to a conclusion after more than two years of work, once the college receives its final letter of affirmation within the next few weeks. Moving forward, the college will work to fix two main problems identified by the accreditation body — a lack of culture of assessment through college-wide standards and difficulty in incorporating the liberal arts curriculum across the college — according to Donna Heiland, vice president and special assistant to the president.
Emerson’s School of Communication received a $200,000 grant in July for undergraduate programs, which it plans to allocate to faculty projects and an upcoming school-wide restructuring, according to Phillip Glenn, the interim dean of the school of communication.
Internships, mentorships, and in-the-field experience: things Emerson students desire. Now, the college is working to enhance a program that offers all of these opportunities together.
The Student Government Association approved an appeal by the Musical Theatre Society during its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The group requested funds for the 13th annual installment of its Emerson Fights AIDS Week.
The Student Government Association approved the first appeal of the semester during its meeting on Tuesday Oct. 29. Brothers of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon requested funds for an upcoming monthlong men’s health campaign called Movember.
Josephine Cooper, a sophomore performing arts major, stood in the kitchen of the Will & Grace set in Emerson’s Iwasaki Library and, as she pretended to use the sink, flashed a smile for a photo.
Suzi Pietroluongo, a senior performing arts major, said she saw a counselor through Emerson’s Counseling and Psychological Services last spring after going through a traumatic experience, but found herself dissatisfied with the result. She said that while the counselor himself was supportive, she needed more time with him than was available.
Staff from the Media Services Center, which provides audiovisual equipment and technical assistance to the college, and the Emerson Channel, a student-run television station, will change locations within the Ansin Building during winter break, according to Bret Kulakovich, Emerson’s director of user services. The move will create more storage space, aid in equipment updates by getting rid of the outdated and allowing room for the new, and provide more classroom space for both organizations, he said.
Sarita Nadkarni, an Emerson junior, revealed on Tuesday she filed a federal complaint against the college with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The document, submitted earlier this month, said the college violated Title IX, a federal anti-discrimination law, while dealing with students’ sexual assault cases, said Nadkarni.
During a faculty assembly meeting on Oct. 22, professors collectively put out a statement expressing their concern with recent allegations made public by three students who say the college mishandled their reports of sexual assault. The letter also applauds President M. Lee Pelton for seeking a Sexual Assault Advocate, and asks the college to hold accountable whoever erred in the alleged mishandling of the cases.
Tuesday, October 15 At 4:00 p.m., a student’s wallet was taken from his or her backpack on or near campus. The investigation is ongoing.