Lauren Vislocky, a senior communication sciences and disorders major, said she has struggled with nutrition ever since she left her home in New Jersey to attend Emerson.
A Chilean flag and pumpkin carved with the words “change agent” sat at the center of a conference table on the sixth floor of the Walker Building. A Chilean student asked a group of Emerson students what they associate most with Chile: football, food, or the rugged, beautiful terrain. “Soccer,” they said in near unison, and laughed.
Emerson faculty members voted to begin searches for permanent chairs for academic departments in a faculty assembly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22. This decision will be passed on to the administrative academic affairs board for final review, according to Michaele Whelan, the vice president of academic affairs.
The Student Government Association met in a closed meeting Tuesday to appoint a member to the Inclusive Excellence Committee. This committee was formed as a part of the Inclusive Excellence Initiative announced during President M. Lee Pelton’s 2012 inaugural address. The group, made up of Emerson faculty, staff members, and a select group of student representatives, will advise Pelton on issues of diversity and inclusion. It is a new committee, created this semester that will meet three times this year, according to SGA President Paul Almeida.
When Kevin Bright arrived at 99 Summer St., an Emerson office space, workers in the quiet area were well-aware of who had walked through the doors. With his dramatic rustlings of his long gray hair, and his loud, raspy voice, Bright livened up the place.
On Monday afternoon, the Cutler Majestic Theatre’s ground floor section was nearly filled to its 300-seat capacity as students, faculty, and staff sat before the purple-lit stage.
The set of popular sitcom Will & Grace will move from its current location in the Iwasaki Library to the college’s new Los Angeles center this semester, according to Kevin Bright, the center’s founding director.
On this week's Beacon Beat: A look at the college's continued efforts to revise sexual assualt response policies, a recap of this year's Dragtoberfest, a feature on why liberal arts professors come to Emerson, and a recap of the women's volleyball win.
Although Eric Van Vlandren, the college’s new campus sustainability coordinator, graduated in 1990 with a degree in political communications, he never lost touch with his Emerson roots.
A robocall seems like an idea out of a 1970s sci-fi film—dated and easily dismissed—but according to research by Spencer Kimball, a scholar-in-residence at Emerson, these prerecorded phone messages for political campaigns have the public’s attention.
After taking a year on sabbatical and coming back this semester to begin his fourth year at Emerson, former journalism department chair Ted Gup had some new insights to offer.
Last Tuesday, students walking by the Office Campus Student Lounge in Piano Row were greeted with an unusual sight. Passersby could find President M. Lee Pelton frantically doodling on a standing whiteboard for a crowd of students. A closer look would reveal the president was not writing notes—but rather drawing a fence, a house, and other items found in the game of Pictionary.
Emerson administrators reviewed current sexual assault policies and expressed their optimism about upcoming changes to the procedure in an exclusive interview with the Beacon Wednesday. This was the first time school officials other than President M. Lee Pelton publicly spoke after students reportedly filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, saying the college’s response to alleged sexual assaults violates Title IX, a federal anti-discrimination law.
On this week's Beacon Beat: An informational session about MDMA, a freshman's nonprofit to raise cultural awareness about Kenya, a performance by The Girlie Project, a feature on Elma Lewis, and a roundup of this week's sports games.