The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, October 5, 2015

9/10 Crime Log

This week's crime log.

New associate chair in visual and media arts department

Cristina Kotz Cornejo, a professor in the department of visual and media arts, took over for Robert Todd as associate chair of production for the visual and media arts department on Aug. 31.

College continues to request dismissal of Title IX lawsuit

The college continues to request the dismissal of an amended complaint in a lawsuit filed by a former student Jillian Doherty, who alleges Emerson mishandled her rape case. The college filed its reply brief, a document in support of the motion to dismiss the lawsuit, on Aug 31.

Demolition continues on Boylston Place dorm

The new 1-3 Boylston Place residence hall is in the demolition phase of construction, a process that started early this summer and is scheduled to be completed in August 2017.


College to reevaluate use of Colonial Theatre

The future of the Emerson Colonial Theatre  is unclear, according to President M. Lee Pelton.


Counseling center aims to improve services

Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services, or ECAPS, has implemented a 24-hour counseling hotline available to all students, as well as a new protocol for dealing with life-threatening mental illness.

College delays next phase of rebranding initiative

A survey to collect data for the next phase of Emerson’s rebranding initiative, originally expected to launch on Sept. 2, has been delayed until later in the semester.

College hires first full-time Title IX coordinator

Emerson has named Pamela White as the college’s first full-time Associate Vice President for Title IX and Clery Act Coordinator, according to an email sent on Sept. 2 by Sylvia Spears, vice president for diversity and inclusion.


VMA television studios to broadcast in high definition

Emerson’s two television studios now have the technology to broadcast in high definition (HD), according to Brooke Knight, chair of the visual and media arts department.