The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Pelton sets ultimatum for college apparel provider

On March 28, President Pelton sent a letter to JanSport, which provides branded apparel for Emerson, asking the firm to have its parent company, VF Corporation, sign an international contract for improved worker safety conditions in Bangladesh factories.

College will seek new Title IX coordinator, Pelton says

Emerson College recently decided to hire a new Title IX coordinator, who would be the first administrator fully dedicated to the position.

Students film Barcelona

Students in the Sports Communication course will create a documentary that aims to frame sports as a uniting force for Spain.

CPLA gets $3,860 in SGA appeal

SGA granted CPLA $3,860 in appeal money to go to New York from April 17 to 19.

Emerson’s LA Center will offer new summer courses

This summer, Emerson Los Angeles will offer classes for working professionals and graduates in makeup design, social media, and entertainment law, and specifically for undergraduates, a magazine publishing class.


Flooding from sprinkler damages rooms, displaces residents

Several rooms in the Little Building suffered water damage after a sprinkler erupted on the eighth floor, forcing some students to vacate their rooms indefinitely, remove their property, and stay up in the wee hours of Monday morning.


Five full-time faculty hired

A search that began in fall 2013 for seven new faculty members yielded five hires in the visual and media arts, performing arts, and communication studies departments.


After racial profiling allegations, college removes guard

A series of incidents in the Little Building left two African-American professors believing they were racially profiled and led to the removal of a Securitas officer from the college.


Public Safety Log - March 27, 2014

Emerson College Police Department's crime log, from March 17 through March 24.


New OHRL director to be hired

Emerson College opened a job search March 5 for a new director of the office of housing and residence life, a position currently held by David Haden.


Business major in the works

Emerson faculty and administrators are working on a proposal for a new business major — one that planners say would be unlike other college’s business degrees.

Low candidate turnout at SGA's Press Night

The Student Government Association held its annual Press Night on Tuesday, March 25, with only nine of the 17 candidates in attendance. All but one seat, the class of 2017 senator, are uncontested.


SGA grants appeal money to EVVYs and ASIA

The Student Government Association unanimously approved $13,706 to the EVVY Awards and $4,150 to Asian Students for Intercultural Awareness.

Media, technology, and race addresed at National Communication Association event

Five panelists from various academic backgrounds led a discussion on the role of race in contemporary American culture on March 20 in the Bill Bordy Theater.


Opera singer leads entrepreneurship class

Ja-Nae Duane is bringing her opera background to her current position as the interim director for the Emerson Experience in Entrepreneurship program.