The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Students inducted into Purple Key Leadership Society

On Dec. 11, 27 seniors were inducted into Emerson College’s Purple Key Leadership Society, recognizing leadership, civic engagement, and academic achievement.

Rebranding survey results to be released at end of month

The survey from the rebranding initiative has been closed and Simpson and Scarborough, a research consultant group hired by the school, is currently collecting and analyzing the data from the survey, according to Andrew Tiedemann, vice president of marketing and communication.

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Engagement Lab to offer new graduate program

Next fall, the Engagement Lab will welcome 10 students and begin its graduate program in Civic Media, Art & Practice, the first full academic degree offered by the lab.

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With new policy, hoverboards not in Emerson's future

A ban on “hover-boards, self-propelled scooters, or similar devices” from being used or stored on any of Emerson’s campuses was announced in an email sent to the student body on Jan. 4.

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Taking the "Greek" out of fraternities and sororities

Formerly called Greek Life, Emerson’s Fraternity and Sorority Life is going through a rebranding process in order to distance themselves from negative stereotypes.

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Los Angeles adjunct faculty vote to unionize

Adjunct faculty at Emerson Los Angeles voted to form a union through the American Association of University Professors in mid-­December. Of the 22 eligible, 16 members of the part­-time faculty participated in the election under the National Labor Relations Board all voting in favor of the union.

Castle students discuss travel risks

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, students and professors at Emerson’s Kasteel Well campus in the Netherlands gathered to discuss how fear of terrorist attacks like those perpetrated on Nov. 13 in Paris affect student travel.

New creative business major announced

A major designed to let students mix their creative instincts with a business education is available starting in fall 2016, according to a press release from the Office of Communications and Marketing.

Two VP and Dean candidates hold open forums

Forums were held on Dec. 1 and 2 for Emerson community members to meet two candidates for the new Vice President and Dean of Campus Life position.

Crime Log 12/3

This week's crime log.

SGA election results announced

The classes of 2018 and 2019 both elected presidents in the fall 2015 Student Government Association elections, according to James Rowland SGA election chair. Several department senators were also voted in.

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Bias reporting system allows anonymity

The Bias Response Program, launched in September in response to complaints regarding a lack of cultural competency on campus, recently began offering an anonymous reporting system.

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More students requesting accommodations from Disability Services Office

The number of requests seeking aid from the Disability Services Office has more than doubled in the last three years, making up 10 percent of the student body, according to the most recent DSO year end report.

Rebranding survey released

A survey for Emerson’s rebranding initiative was released on Nov. 12 for students, staff, faculty, and alumni to include their voices in Emerson’s new narrative identity, including a new logo and website.

LA adjuncts faculty await election to determine union

The National Labor Relations Board has scheduled an election to determine whether Emerson’s adjunct faculty in Los Angeles will be represented by a union. Organizers within the LA part­-time faculty have been actively campaigning since September for representation under the American Association of University Professors.