The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, November 28, 2014

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Community honors Straus with Dia de los Muertos

Three artists from Mexico and about 20 students and faculty joined together to decorate the space with tissue paper flowers, photos of Straus and food offerings of Diet Coke, fruit, and sparkling cider.

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New Little Building fire alarm system decreasing evacuations

With Emerson’s new system, only the floor on which a fire alarm sounds and its two neighboring floors will be evacuated.

Fisher College building haunted, report says

The Fisher College brownstone located at 118 Beacon St. doesn’t need decorations to be considered a haunted house this Halloween, according to CBS Boston.

Kevin Bright honored by Hollywood Caucus

The Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors hosted an event on Oct. 22 in honor of Kevin Bright, who graduated from Emerson in 1976 and is now the Los Angeles center’s founding director.

Campus Crime Log, 10/30

An Emerson College police officer saw a non-Emerson affiliated person get hit by a car at 3:25 a.m. at the Boylston and Tremont intersection. Boston Police and Boston Emergency Medical Services were called. The person refused transport to the hospital.

SGA discusses mental health, housing

The Student Government Association discussed mental health and housing at Tuesday’s meeting.

Former student opposes motion to dismiss lawsuit

The lawyer representing a former student suing Emerson for mishandling her rape case has filed an opposition to the school’s motion to dismiss her lawsuit, according to court documents submitted Oct. 24.

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Board of Overseers shares innovation insights

Members of the Board of Overseers visited campus to speak to students about their working experience in the communication industry through a series of panels, workshops, and class visits on Oct. 27 and 28.

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Emerson introduces comedy minor

Emerson has something new to laugh about: The School of the Arts will offer a five-course interdisciplinary minor in comedy performance and writing next semester.

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Ansin to house science labs

Emerson College is not only seeking innovation in communication and the arts, but now in the science department. The college is currently planning to build a fully-equipped science lab, expected to open by late February 2015.

Emerson alumnus Doug Herzog inducted into hall of fame

Doug Herzog, president of Viacom Entertainment Group and an Emerson alumnus, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame on Oct. 20. Herzog graduated from Emerson in 1981 with a degree in mass communications.

Jay Leno awarded national prize for humor

Emerson alum and comedian Jay Leno was awarded a major national prize for humorists earlier this month.

SGA appoints PR chair

The Student Government Association voted unanimously to name junior Capri DeBiccari as the new Public Relations Chair. This seat has been vacant since the beginning of the semester.

With set gone, business class works to rebrand the library

A business class is looking to rebrand the area of the Iwasaki Library that was once home to the set of Will & Grace, and now serves as a study space many students find “off-putting,” according to polls conducted by the class.