The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, October 21, 2017

VMA department downsizes due to scarce resources

The college accepted fewer visual and media arts students this year due to limited faculty and campus resources. Chair of the VMA Department Brooke Knight said the number of VMA students in the class of 2021 has continued a deliberate downward trend that started in 2016.

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Admissions takes steps toward diversity

According to documents provided by the college, Emerson’s Hispanic population increased 24 percent, or roughly 25 students, from last year.

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Emerson Food Cam to alleviate college waste issue

Sustainability Coordinator Amy Elvidge’s newest solution to food waste on campus is a community space where students can send photos of small quantities of extra food for the Emerson community to claim, called the Emerson Food Cam.

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Man shot on Boston Common

Students were told to lock and barricade their doors after both Emerson College and Boston police received reports of gunshots on the Boston Common around 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday.

College purchases Adobe Creative Cloud

Emerson College Information Technology said they provided the college with a campus-wide license for Adobe Creative Cloud because of the program’s cost to students.

Disability Services Office renamed to reflect changes

Emerson’s “Disability Services Office” will now be called “Student Accessibility Services” to reflect an overall shift toward a more social model. Vice President and Dean of Campus Life James Hoppe announced the change to the Emerson community via email on Wednesday.

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Summer construction builds up student spaces

Emerson gained several new dining and social spaces as it lost the entirety of the Little Building to renovations this summer.

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Orientation Leaders shift focus from organizations

Combating the culture of overcommitment on campus dominated many of the conversations at the Fall 2017 New Student Orientation, from group meetings on Boston Common to student-led workshops.