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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Student Government Association granted appeals Tuesday to Atlas Magazine and the sorority Kappa Gamma Chi.
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.
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.
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.
The Emerson Information Technology Department expects to move towards cloud-based services, especially for the email accounts of students and faculty.
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.
Ishmael Carlos Rosas, a 20-year-old sophomore visual and media arts student, passed away on Feb. 29.