The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, May 29, 2015

SGA approves marketing org appeal

The Student Government Association approved an appeal from Emerson’s chapter of the American Marketing Association on March 31.


Snapchat reveals Emerson geofilter

A recent update in the image messaging app Snapchat now allows users who are on Emerson’s Boston campus to visually show their location.


New initiative aims to unite community against sexual violence

Violence Prevention and Response is launching a new initiative designed to promote on- and off-campus activities that bring awareness to sexual assault.


Ludman to retire after nearly four decades at Emerson

Ronald Ludman, who has been Emerson’s dean of students for 33 years, will retire at the end of June, according to a campuswide email from President M. Lee Pelton.


Students re-elect Solomon as SGA president, approve constitutional changes

In last week’s vote, Emily Solomon was re-elected as SGA president. Students also chose Gabriela Kula as the new vice president and approved an amendment to the SGA constitution.

Campus Crime Log, 3/26

A staff member reported camera equipment was stolen in the Paramount Center. An investigation showed the equipment was misplaced and not actually stolen.

Polling Society gauges public opinion on Clinton, athletics, Tsarnaev

Possible Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would soundly defeat Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren in a Democratic presidential primary held in the state, according to part of a recent Emerson College Polling Society poll conducted to gauge local opinion on political, athletic, and social issues.

SGA election outcome to be announced Friday

James Rowland, election chair of the Student Government Association, said he plans to announce the results of the SGA elections in several stages, starting on Friday, March 27.


Food service workers negotiate for first union contract

Emerson food service workers, as part of a union established last year, are bargaining for their first union contract.


“Real Food Challenge” calls for better dining hall options

On March 25, a group of students and professors hosted a kickoff event for the Real Food Challenge in the Bill Bordy Theater, a national program that aims to integrate healthier food into college menus.


With latest tuition increase, college continues decadeslong trend

For current students, tuition for the 2015-16 school year has been set at $38,304, marking a 4.5 percent, or $1,654, increase.


SGA candidates debate goals for upcoming year during press night

The Student Government Association held its press night last week for the upcoming election, where current SGA President Emily Solomon debated Alan Vilimaitis for the position of SGA president. The election began today at midnight and is open for 24 hours.

Campus Crime Log, 3/19

ECPD and BFD responded to the Paramount Building loading dock for a fire alarm which was caused by a broken sprinkler pipe. Facilities management was notified for repairs.

ECPD establishes new self-defense class designed for men

In addition to a women’s self-defense class that has been running since 2011, Emerson College Police Department now plans to hold a class for men on April 6 – 8.

Emerson denies allegations, liability in second lawsuit

Emerson College and six administrators deny many allegations outlined in a lawsuit filed by a former student and say they are not legally liable for what the plaintiff considers a mishandling of her rape case, according to court documents.