The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Polling society releases results on sports, politics

The Emerson College Polling Society published the results of their most recent national poll, which show that the country is split on “deflategate,” the national football scandal involving the New England Patriots. They also show that Ben Carson has risen in popularity among the GOP presidential hopefuls.


Journalism class to cover NH primaries

Students will be working with The Boston Globe to cover the New Hampshire primary election in Associate Journalism Professor Jerry Lanson’s course, Road to the White House. Students will also be working with political reporter James Pindell “Ground Games,” a Globe newsletter dedicated to reporting on presidential primaries.


Theater workers look ahead to future without Colonial

Mark McLaughlin has been working as a stagehand at Emerson’s Colonial Theatre since he was 15. The 47-year-old works in the Colonial ‘fly room,’ a small space about 30 feet above the stage filled with ropes and counterweights used to change scenery during performances.


Emerson begins search for Vice President and Dean position

Instead of a traditional Dean of Students, Emerson will soon hire a Vice President and Dean of Campus Life. A forum was held on Wednesday afternoon to get student feedback on the new position.

Sodexo food workers receive union benefits

Since Sodexo food service workers finished negotiating terms for their first union contract on April 29, the employees have been granted wage raises and better benefits.

Emerson ranked 10th best school in region

Emerson College was ranked the 10th best regional school in the North by the U.S. News and World Report on Sept. 8, and also received high rankings from Forbes and The Princeton Review.

Emerson gets ballsy

Although the nearest Chuck E. Cheese is in Everett, students don’t need to hop on the T to enjoy a good ol’ ball pit.

9/17 Campus Crime Log

This week's crime log.

SGA discusses plans for cultural competency in departments

Sylvia Spears, vice president for diversity and inclusion, and Robert Amelio, director for diversity and inclusive excellence, spoke at the Student Government Association’s weekly meeting on Sept. 15 to address last spring’s student demonstration for cultural competency and to explain the faculty and administrative response over the summer.

Emerson professor faces traffic citation and discrimination

On June 22, writing, literature and publishing Associate Professor Jabari Asim was cited for a traffic violation he did not commit. On Sept. 8, the charge was cleared at a hearing at the Newton District Court, but Asim, 53, said his experience reflects racial biases in the criminal justice system.


Little Building Tremont doors closed to students

The Little Building doors on Tremont Street, closest to the Emerson College Police Department, are no longer accessible to students as of this semester. Student ID access to these doors have been revoked, and a sign was posted stating that students should go to the Boylston Street doors to gain entrance.


New clothing store opens in Downtown Crossing

European clothing store Primark opened its first-ever United States location in Downtown Crossing on Sept. 10. The store carries affordable clothing and accessories for men, women, and children, as well as cosmetics and home goods. Primark started in Dublin, Ireland in 1969 and has since spread to nine countries with 270 stores.


Professor receives Knight Grant for data journalism class

Catherine D’Ignazio, an assistant journalism professor, received a $35,000 grant on Aug. 1 from the Knight Foundation to develop a suite of data visualization tools.

Violent crimes take place near Emerson campus

After an unrelated stabbing and a robbery took place near the Emerson campus on Sept. 3, the Emerson College Police Department sent out multiple campus-wide email alerts notifying the Emerson community of both events.

SGA appoints new leaders, handles appeals

The first Student Government Association joint session meeting of the semester was held on Sept. 8. The organization appointed five members to positions, four of whom were returning members.