The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, January 23, 2017

New communication medium picks up Slack

As a happy medium between email and text message, one Emerson department is using a popular messaging application to keep students connected.

SGA grants screenwriting org catering cash

SPEC is expected to host two eight-hour writer’s retreats this school year, one in the fall and another in the spring.

Crime Log

This week's crime log.

Paramount residents' trash irks opera house

Some residents of the dorm at the Paramount Center have taken to using their windows as garbage disposals, causing damage to the surrounding buildings.

Boylston Place crane to be disassembled

After more than half a year in its shadow, Emerson will say goodbye to the towering crane—named “Ucrane Bolt” by students—at the 2 Boylston Place construction site.

New scholarship for ELA student expenses

In honor of Emerson alumnus and former ELA Executive Director Kevin Bright, students can now apply for a scholarship designed to support Hollywood transplants.

Diversity training moves to expand

Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Sylvia Spears estimated that more than two-thirds of all faculty members have participated in some sort of diversity training, and about 100 of over 450 faculty members have engaged in the Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows Program, an annual in-depth diversity workshop.

Crime Log

This week's crime log.

SGA funds Mercutio Troupe

The Student Government Association granted an appeal Tuesday to Mercutio Troupe for its production of In the Heights and reviewed discussions with the Board of Trustees.

Administrative department creates roadblocks for reporting

This is a call for transparency.


Intercultural student affairs gains new leadership

As director, Jordan said she will be an advocate for the academic, social, and cultural needs of multicultural students.


VMA students deal with equipment expenses

For video production classes that require traditional film instead of digital cameras, students typically need more than is provided for them through the class, according to Brooke Knight, chair of visual and media arts.


Students get voice in campus health conversation

The Student Health Advisory Board—a collaboration between Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services, the Center for Health and Wellness, and the Disability Services Office—will serve as a forum where students can be involved in the improvement of health services and boost campus well-being.

Crime Log

This week's crime log.

SGA boosts Kidding Around budget

Kidding Around, a student theater company for young audiences, will have more funds for their spring productions after the Student Government Association granted them an extra $1,725 last Thursday.