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Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Emerson Prison Initiative launch pushes for "democratization of education" for prisoners

“We know what works in education. And it’s because we know what works in education that we can commoditize it and sell it,” Wilder said. “So we shouldn’t pretend that after we turn something into a market, sell it, make it scarce and sell it to the wealthiest among us, we shouldn’t pretend to be shocked that there’s somebody who will never receive it.”

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Motion for summary judgment granted in Title IX suit against college

A federal judge in the District of Massachusetts granted Emerson's motion for summary judgment Tuesday in the 2014 "Jane Doe v. Emerson College" Title IX lawsuit, in which Doe claimed the school was "deliberately indifferent" to her 2012-2013 reports of alleged sexual assault and harassment.

CreativityKit costs climb

“It cut into the money I had saved up for college,” freshman journalism major Jakob Menendez said. “I’m a Windows guy. I could have gotten the best Windows laptop for just as much money, or a Windows laptop of the same quality for about $1,200.”

SGA selects Board of Trustees representative

The Student Government Association moved Tuesday to appoint new commissioners in various divisions of student life and the SGA representative to the Board of Trustees.

Journalism department expands alongside VMA downsize

Emerson journalism department enrollment increased by 6 percent since last year.

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Students voice concerns about 2 Boylston Place interior

Some residents of 2 Boylston Place have said they are disappointed with structural problems they’re experiencing in Emerson’s newest residence hall.

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Pelton promises DACA students support

President M. Lee Pelton is pledging that the college will continue to support and protect undocumented students, regardless of the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

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Emerson brings education to prison

The Emerson Prison Initiative launched at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Concord this semester, making an Emerson liberal arts education accessible to those behind bars.

New fund to assist low income students with expenses

“We are not talking about tuition, or room and board, or things that would show up on the Emerson bill,” Daly said. “We are talking about books, film equipment, external hard drives, the costs of printing and copying, or personal items like a coat. These things really add up.”

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