The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, December 19, 2014

Boston faculty to move West

Two faculty members from Boston will teach at the Los Angeles campus every semester with a new program, according to President M. Lee Pelton’s annual State of the College address emailed on Oct. 31.

Israeli Stage honors Pelton, Cutler

As the theater company Israeli Stage began its fourth year, it held its inaugural Sabra Award Benefit to honor Emerson President M. Lee Pelton and philanthropist Ted Cutler for their contributions to the arts in Boston.

Administration responds to vandalism

Little Building residents received an email on Nov. 12 about two instances of swastika graffiti in the past two weeks.

College to offer online creative writing master's program

The Writing, Literature, and Publishing department plans to offer an online master’s program in Popular Writing in Publishing by 2016. It will be the country’s first fully online master of fine arts degree that focuses on creative writing, according to President M. Lee Pelton’s State of the College letter.

BU student newspaper fundraises out of debt 

The Daily Free Press, Boston University’s independent student-run newspaper, was recently in jeopardy of having its print edition fold after its printer gave the organization an end-of-year deadline to pay off its debt of nearly $70,000.

Leadership changing in Office of the Arts

Four senior administrators in the Office of the Arts will change positions or leave Emerson by next year, according to recent emails sent to the Emerson community.

College further argues for lawsuit dismissal

Lawyers for Emerson College and four administrators named in a civil lawsuit restated their arguments against the validity of the plaintiff’s case in a Nov. 10 filing.

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Emerson Uncommon ceremony celebrates game winners

Faculty, staff, and students joined members of the Emerson Engagement Lab on Thursday in the Beard Room to review the results of the online game Emerson Uncommon.

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Menino remembered as friend of Emerson

Thomas Michael Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, left behind a legacy that has helped make Emerson the campus students recognize today. His death on Oct. 30, which came after a year of battling cancer, gave members of the Emerson community, past and present, a chance to reflect on all he did for the school.

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Community honors Straus with memorial

At Emerson’s memorial for Jocelyn Amelia Straus, student and faculty speakers recounted experiences they shared with her at Emerson. The event, held on Nov. 7 at the Bill Bordy Theater, was meant to remember and celebrate Straus, a freshman who took her own life last month.

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Dining hall petition addresses sanitation, food quality

Sophomore Brigitte Bakalar created an online petition on Oct. 30 to create a conversation about having better food, cleaner cooking and eating facilities, and healthier choices at the school.

Active Minds offers dinner with President Pelton

For every $10 students donate to Active Minds through the fundraiser, participants will be entered to win two tickets for dinner at Pelton’s house.

SGA grants Atlas appeal

After much deliberation, the council decided that it would grant an additional $2,347 to the group just for this semester’s budget.

Violence Prevention and Response visits SGA

President Emily Solomon asked Matson to meet with SGA after members of the association expressed their interest in meeting with her at the beginning of the semester.

VMA department eliminates specializations and PIN registration

As of this semester, visual and media arts students on the production track do not choose specializations, according to Brooke Knight, the head of the department.