The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Flooding from sprinkler damages rooms, displaces residents

Several rooms in the Little Building suffered water damage after a sprinkler erupted on the eighth floor, forcing some students to vacate their rooms indefinitely, remove their property, and stay up in the wee hours of Monday morning.


Five full-time faculty hired

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.


After racial profiling allegations, college removes guard

A series of incidents in the Little Building left two African-American professors believing they were racially profiled and led to the removal of a Securitas officer from the college.


Public Safety Log - March 27, 2014

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


‘Scooter’ fired by college from police role

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


Public Safety Log - March 20, 2014

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