The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, November 28, 2014

College to poll students on ‘climate’

Emerson is launching the Emerson360: Community Climate Survey on Nov. 3 to help create a college-wide action plan regarding, among other things, diversity and inclusion and safety and interpersonal violence, according to Emerson’s website. The survey, estimated to take 20 minutes to complete, will be open from Nov. 3 to 21, and will have two components, one for students and one for faculty and staff.

City marks 10-year anniversary of student’s death

Ten years ago this month, after the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees in game seven of the American League Championship Series, Emerson junior journalism major Victoria Snelgrove was killed in a raucous postgame celebration.

Isis Magazine to change name

Isis Magazine, an online campus publication, has decided to change its name after students asked writers if there was any connection to the Islamic State in Syria, said Willie Burnley, its editor-in-chief.

LA-based alum reported missing

Emerson graduate Wesley Von Tracy has been missing since Sept. 12 according to the website


College dedicates mural to Walker Building

In a small ceremony on the 10th floor of the Walker Building on Oct. 16, students, educators and administrators gathered to dedicate a mural inside the establishment to the building itself.


Experts discuss summer supermarket controversy

Two media officials discussed the leadership styles of Market Basket supermarket board members following this summer’s personnel controversy in the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre Monday evening.


Straus remembered for kindness, humor

In the time she spent at Emerson, people who knew her said she made them laugh, went out of her way to help classmates, and helped build a community that now feels a void.


Emerson adds inclusive gender options to application

When prospective students fill out applications for Emerson College this year, they will be able to choose from a more expansive list of gender identities for the first time.

Jay Leno to return to television

Jay Leno is putting down his late night mic and picking up a tire iron for his return to television.

Poll: Charlie Baker gaining ground

A recent poll from the Emerson Polling Society and WGBH showed that Charlie Baker is the favored candidate in the Massachusetts governor race.

Man charged for stabbing park rangers on Common

Bodio Hutchinson, 34, was charged with armed assault with the intent to murder; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; and assault and battery on a public employee, at his arraignment Wednesday afternoon.

After 10 months, financial aid director hired

After nearly 10 months without a director, the Office of Financial Aid has filled this key vacancy.

Former student requests more time to refute lawsuit dismissal

A former student has requested more time to file an opposing response to Emerson’s motion to dismiss her lawsuit.

College seeking student advisors

Looking for firsthand accounts of academic and personal challenges, administrators have invited students to apply for positions on a new advisory group.