The Student Government Association discussed proposed revisions for both the United States and global diversity perspective classes on Tuesday.
Sylvia Spears, vice president for diversity and inclusion, and Robert Amelio, director of diversity and inclusive excellence, presented on Emerson’s Bias Response Program at a faculty assembly on Tuesday. Sharon Duffy also presented with Emerson’s Care, Assessment, Response and Engagement team.
The writing, literature, and publishing department continues to advance cultural competency efforts as a result of the Faculty Assembly’s ad hoc Cultural Competency Task Force. According to Maria Koundoura, the department chair, the movement to make the curriculum more diverse has been in the process for a while.
Emerson has entered a lease on about 20,000 square feet of office space in the 20 Park Plaza building in preparation for the 2017-2019 closure of the Little Building for renovation.
An Emerson sophomore created a Facebook group entitled “Emerson WiFi: We Insist Faster Internet” to advocate for better wireless on Emerson’s campus.
Dr. James Hoppe, who will begin working as Emerson’s vice president and dean of campus life in July, said he hopes to connect with students in his new role at the college.
President M. Lee Pelton sent an email to the Emerson community on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day outlining the college’s goals to continue diversity efforts.
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The Student Government Association elected two students to commissioner positions on Tuesday.
This week, Emerson is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. through a film screening, a day of service, a summit on race and difference, and multiple department-hosted conversations on the topic across campus.
A writing, literature, and publishing class partnered with online magazine The Culture-ist this semester and will create content for the site while learning about digital publishing.
Amanda Turnley, former senior associate director of housing and residence life, took on the newly-created position of Director of Assessment, Care and Case Management at the beginning of the month.
The Alcohol and Other Drugs task force held its first meeting on Wednesday to consider changing the communication surrounding Emerson’s AOD practices, particularly surrounding medical amnesty.
Dr. James Hoppe will be the new Vice President and Dean for Campus Life, effective July 2016, according to an email from President M. Lee Pelton on Tuesday.
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