The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, August 28, 2016


Kasteel Well program celebrates 30 years

Emerson’s Kasteel Well study abroad program turned 30 this year. On Tuesday, the Limburg, Netherlands, campus hosted a banquet at De Bunn, a recreational center in the town, to commemorate the anniversary.


Course evaluation survey revised for this semester

Alterations to the course evaluation survey will now ask students to reflect on their teacher’s performance, and their own. The college has not reviewed the evaluation since 2006, according to Amy Ansell, dean of liberal arts and head of the revision committee.


New comm dean hopes to bring fresh perspective

Dr. Raul Reis was hired as the new dean of the School of Communication at Emerson last week, and said that the college has the potential to be a leader in communication education.

Emerson's academic staff files petition to unionize

Members of Emerson’s academic staff filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board this Tuesday for a union election. Organizers are working to form a chapter of Service Employees International Union Local 888.

College updates its website to strive for mobile-friendliness

Emerson made its website more mobile-friendly to appeal to prospective students, who are more likely to access the site on their phones than on desktops, according to Jason Beals, director of web services.

SGA grants funds to magazine and sorority

The Student Government Association granted appeals Tuesday to Atlas Magazine and the sorority Kappa Gamma Chi.

Pelton signs document in support of immigration reform

Emerson President M. Lee Pelton signed an amicus brief in support of President Barack Obama’s two executive actions on immigration reform. The document is filed in the Supreme Court case United States v. Texas, in which Texas and 25 other states will challenge the policy this April.

Diversity in Departments: Comm science aims to remove bias from treatment

Students in the communication sciences and disorders department need to understand the cultural and ethnic backgrounds of their patients, according to Amit Bajaj, an associate professor and undergraduate program director.

New dean appointed for School of Communication

The college has appointed Raul Reis as the new dean of the School of Communication, according to an email sent to the Emerson community by Michaele Whelan, chief academic officer.

Campus email will move to cloud server

The Emerson Information Technology Department expects to move towards cloud-based services, especially for the email accounts of students and faculty.


College announces plans for new dining facility

Emerson College will have a new permanent dining hall and student social space by fall 2017, President M. Lee Pelton announced in a campus-wide email on Thursday. It’s scheduled to open simultaneously with the new 2 Boylston Pl. residence hall.

Emerson loses sophomore student

Ishmael Carlos Rosas, a 20-year-old sophomore visual and media arts student, passed away on Feb. 29.