The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Emerson receives grant from Avon Foundation 

The Avon Foundation for Women awarded Emerson a $5,000 grant in September for Emerson STANDS—Stand Together, Act Now, Do Something—an initiative launched earlier that month as part of President M. Lee Pelton’s restructured sexual assault response and prevention program.

Poe statue to be erected  

A statue of Poe will be placed on the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South, in Poe Square, funded by the Poe Foundation and a $75,000 grant from the city of Boston.

New transit station planned for Allston

Governor Deval Patrick, alongside Mayor Martin J. Walsh and other state officials, announced on Tuesday to restart plans for a $25 million transit station to be built in Beacon Park Yard.

UMass to review policy on drug informants

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is suspending the student drug informant program adopted by its campus police department pending a review, according to the Boston Globe.

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Students concerned about Tap and Go

A month after Emerson’s new security procedure Tap and Go became permanent, some off-campus students are concerned about its safety and practicality.

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SGA discusses on-campus smoking

The Student Government Association discussed the issue of students smoking in designated non-smoking areas on campus at Tuesday’s meeting.

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School issues iPads to RAs

This semester marks the first time the Office of Housing and Residence Life distributed iPads to resident assistants. The iPads, which were checked out during summer training, were provided to make RAs’ jobs easier, and are to be returned at the end of the academic year, according to David Haden, associate dean and director of housing and residence life.

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Emerson co-hosts sustainability summit

President M. Lee Pelton called on fellow educators to make environmental initiatives a priority on Tuesday as he opened the 2014 Climate Leadership Summit.

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College honors faculty members

President Pelton and a group of about 50 professors and students gathered in the theater to honor faculty members in an event co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Spirit of Emerson.

Emerson seeks dismissal of former student's lawsuit

Lawyers for Emerson College and four school administrators moved to dismiss the federal lawsuit filed by a former student who claims the school mishandled her sexual assault case. A 20-page memorandum submitted with the motion on Monday states that even if the lawsuit’s allegations were true, they “do not establish that the Defendants violated any law.”

Crime Log Sept. 25

A student reported being harassed. The case is being investigated by the Emerson College Police Department.

Local woman insults Boston students in viral video

A resident of Medford, Massachusetts, Kim Costa, came under fire earlier this month when she posted a video on her Facebook page insulting students returning to Boston this semester.

Professor earns communication award 

Richard West, a professor in Emerson’s communication studies department, and Lynn Turner, chair of communication studies at Marquette University in Wisconsin, have received the National Communication Association’s Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship or Distinguished Service in Family Communication.

MBTA pilot may become permanent

The pilot late-night MBTA subway and bus service, which began in the spring, is still in effect, and may continue after the yearlong test is up.

Polling Society survey shows split on NFL violence response   

National opinion is mixed on how the NFL should deal with players accused of domestic violence, according to recent findings by the Emerson College Polling Society.