The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Professor applies Engagement Lab skills to local school system

Paul Mihailidis, an assistant professor of marketing communication, is leading a wave of social action protesting the elimination of several administrative positions in the Chelmsford Public School District – a move that left his mother suddenly without her job.

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Emerson boosts sustainability efforts

Emerson’s sustainability program got an update this year that will make it simpler for the college to be environmentally friendly, according to Jay Phillips, the associate vice president for facilities and campus services.

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Three causes rewarded through Emerson UnCommon

The civic engagement game, Community PlanIt: Emerson Uncommon, came to an end on Monday, earning prize money for three on-campus initiatives, an immigration reform education program, an interactive project featuring Emerson history, and stress-relieving dogs to end the semester.

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Emerson STANDS seeks student leaders

At open meetings for a new administration-led program to combat sexual assault and abuse, attendees discussed ways to get the wider college community involved in preventing acts of violence.

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Emerson community loses first-year student

Freshman Jocelyn Amelia Straus, a political communication major, died in her dorm room Tuesday night, President M. Lee Pelton announced in an email to the Emerson community Wednesday morning.

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Sodexo employees gain union recognition

"It feels like a victory," said Donna Papastavrou, who said she has worked in the dining hall bakery for the past five years.

Bookstore stops selling JanSport

After popular apparel company JanSport failed to sign a workers rights agreement by April, Emerson followed through on its ultimatum and stopped selling its products in the college bookstore.

Professor helps open Boston's Literary District

Associate Emerson Professor Megan Marshall joined Boston city officials and other literary lovers on October 5th to celebrate the creation of the Literary District, according to Emerson’s website. In a first-of-its-kind move, Boston has created a list of ten iconic sites in the Downtown area that represent the city’s literary past, the site said.

Company offers free domain names for students

Students across Boston can now take advantage of free domain names provided by NameCheap for Education to promote their online presence and take charge of their personal brand, according to a report by the Daily Free Press.

Emailed death threats to Harvard students retracted

Emailed death threats against hundreds of past and current Harvard University students of Asian descent have been retracted by their alleged author, according to the Boston Globe.

Campus Crime Log, 10/9

Monday, September 29 A student’s cell phone was stolen while walking back from South Station.

Emerson Enhancement Fund kicks off second semester

The college announced on Oct. 3 that the Emerson Enhancement Fund, which provides grants for students to work on projects outside of classes, is open for a second semester of applications.

Student government election results announced

Newly elected members appeared at Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting and were announced at roll call.

SGA discusses course evaluations

Two top administrators discussed a Student Government Association initiative to improve academic policies during the group’s meeting on Tuesday.

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Clery results marked by increase of sexual violence reports

Emerson reported 10 cases of sexual violence in its Boston campus for 2013, a sharp increase from the three reported in the previous year, according to Emerson’s latest Clery Compliance Report, released Oct. 1.