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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Public Safety Log - March 27, 2014

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Advocate hire stresses bystander intervention

Melanie Matson was recently hired as the new director of violence prevention and response/ sexual assault response advocate.

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Campus safety firm visits campus, hears from students

Consulting company Margolis Healy & Associates held meetings exclusively for students on Tuesday to gather information in an open discussion about their perceptions of the college’s procedures to prevent and respond to sexual assault and sexual violence.

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College launches new opportunity for students to pursue startups

Emerson’s new Accelerator program will provide additional opportunities and resources, including $6,000 each semester, and allow undergraduate and graduate students to pursue startups.

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‘Scooter’ fired by college from police role

Scott Baisley, known among students as Scooter, told the Beacon he was fired on January 7.

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Public Safety Log - March 20, 2014

Emerson College Police's crime log, from February 25 through March 16, 2014.

Five new full-time faculty members hired by the college

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.

Man attempts to set fire to Masonic Lodge, a building next to Ansin

A man was arrested Monday night after allegedly attempting to set fire to the Grand Masonic Lodge of Massachusetts at the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets.

Emerson announces Melanie Matson as new assault response advocate

Emerson has hired Melanie Matson as its new director of violence prevention and response/ sexual assault response advocate, according to Sylvia Spears, vice president of diversity and inclusion, and an email sent to the college community by President M. Lee Pelton. The advocate position was created after a federal gender discrimination complaint was filed against the college in October.