The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Mental health awareness event held on campus

Fresh Check Day, an event held to discuss mental health, was held for the first time in the Max Mutchnick Campus Center on Oct. 21.

Historical dig takes place in Boston Common

On Monday, archaeologists from the Public Archaeology Laboratory in Rhode Island began a dig in Boston Common, between the gazebo and the Boylston Street MBTA station.

SGA discusses cultural competency for faculty

Nancy Allen and Jabari Asim, chairs of the Ad Hoc Cultural Competency Committee, and Robert Colby, president of the Faculty Assembly, appeared at the Student Government Association’s weekly meeting on Oct. 15 to address the progress in cultural competency training following last spring’s student protests.


SGA addresses student union possibility in letter

The Student Government Association released an official response last week on its blog to a Beacon opinion piece that called for the creation of a student union.


Entrepreneurial students run produce pickup, donate funds

Four students in Emerson’s Entrepreneurial Studies Program organized a produce pickup service last week and donated the $213.36 in profits to the Greater Boston Food Bank.


Residence hall spends night without heat

On Sunday, as the sun went down, the temperature in the residence halls did the same.

Crime Log 10/15

This week's crime log.

Sodexo holds forum, addresses student concerns

Members of the Sodexo dining staff held their first open forum on Wednesday to discuss student concerns about options for those with food allergies and pricing at the campus cafes.

Rebranding survey out next month

A survey meant to collect data for Emerson’s rebranding initiative will likely be released much later than originally anticipated.

SGA Election results to be released this week

The results of the Student Government Association’s fall 2015 special elections will be released later this week, according to Elections Chair James Rowland.

Journalist receives honor in civic leadership

This past Wednesday, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones received the Emerson College President’s Award for Civic Leadership and spoke about her experience covering social justice and civil rights issues in her career.

Crime levels rise and fall, according to new Clery Report

The number of reported burglaries at Emerson’s Boston campus more than doubled over the last year, according to the latest Clery Compliance Report.

Students stand with college employees in call to unionize

Members of Progressives and Radicals in Defense of Employees, or P.R.I.D.E., the student worker solidarity group at the college, stood alongside Emerson staff to rally for the union organizing process outside the Ansin Building Wednesday afternoon.

Community reacts to Colonial theater plans

Community members, both of the college and in the greater Boston area, have expressed outrage at the possibility of Emerson’s Colonial Theatre ceasing to be a historic space for performing arts.