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Thursday, May 5, 2016

ECPS tracking polls conclude for Super Tuesday

Emerson College Polling Society correctly predicted that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would take Massachusetts’ Democratic and Republican primaries, respectively, on Super Tuesday.

SGA grants appeals for EVVYs, ASIA

The Student Government Association granted appeals on Tuesday for both the EVVY Awards and Asian Students for Intercultural Awareness, or ASIA.

Forensics qualifies for national competition

Five members of Emerson’s Forensics Team have qualified for the National Forensics Association, a speech and debate competition. Heather May, the group’s director, said she’s hopeful the speakers can break into the final round of the 300-competitor event in Muncie, Indiana, this April.

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Alum speaker addresses consent, sexuality

Feminist writer, activist, and Emerson alumna Jaclyn Friedman spoke to a dozen students at the Bright Family Screening Room on Monday about the dangers of the commodity model of sexuality, and how to counteract it.

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Lab provides space for teaching and research

The Ansin Building’s laboratory space—which opened this academic year—hosts science courses and in-class experiments.

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New Elma Lewis head has civic engagement experience

Judy Pryor-Ramirez has been named the new executive director of the Elma Lewis Center and she said she will take up her new post in July.

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Diversity in Departments: Performing arts attempts to improve casting

The performing arts department is using its casting policies and production choices to improve diversity, according to Melia Bensussen, professor and chair.

Faculty Assembly presentation announces planned financial deficit

At the faculty assembly on Tuesday, it was announced that Emerson will likely have a planned financial deficit in the 2018 fiscal year.

SGA grants appeal for Anime @ Emerson

The Student Government Association granted an appeal on Thursday from Anime @ Emerson for financial funds needed for members of the organization to take part in Anime Boston.

New vice president focuses on construction projects

Arthur Mombourquette, the new senior associate vice president for real estate, said he is looking forward to continuing work on the renovations of the Little Building and the construction of the new residence hall at 2 Boylston Pl.

Student producers organize speaker event on campus

Emerson Independent Video will host the first TEDxEmersonCollege with the theme “Evolution through Expression” later this semester.

College names new Elma Lewis leader

Emerson named Judy Pryor-Ramirez as the new executive director of the Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning, and Research. Pryor-Ramirez will begin transitioning to the college throughout this semester, and will officially take on the title in July, according to a school-wide email sent last week by Sylvia Spears, vice president for diversity and inclusion.

College readies website for mobile

Emerson will update its website on Sunday in preparation for an anticipated overhaul in fall 2017, according to a school-wide email from Andrew Tiedemann, vice president for communications and marketing.

Crime Log 2/25

This week's crime log.

ECPS polls Massachusetts, Texas to finish primary coverage

The Emerson College Polling Society found that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are tied among Democratic voters in Massachusetts. The two candidates each hold 46 percent of the vote, with 5 percent undecided, according to a Feb. 22 press release.