The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, October 28, 2016


VP leaves college for consulting career

Andrew Tiedemann, vice president for marketing and communication, resigned September 1 to pursue work in consulting management—and he’s taking his famous iPad with him.


Little Building renovations oust student spaces

While this year’s renovations shouldn’t disrupt student residential life, the building’s dorms and dining hall will close over the summer of 2017 with prospects to reopen with updates fall 2019.


College looks to expand campus in response to construction

When the Little Building closes this summer, the college will lose 748 beds and a dining hall that have been used by students for years. To fill those needs, Emerson is creating and renting new spaces.


Emerson community loses Professor Emeritus Walter Littlefield

"He was my mentor." —Gregory Payne, chair of the communication studies department

College remembers former professor

“He was a great professor, beloved by many students and faculty,” said Pelton, who began at Emerson after Crannell had already retired but got to know him at alumni events. “He had kind of a heroic stature among faculty.”

Staff offices migrate

“They’ve got much more space now,” he said. “It’s better organized. They’ve got more flow space. Their new space gives them a better venue for orienting people to the equipment that they use.”

New ELA director chosen

“I did a lot of community engagement work, I did a lot of work with young and emerging artists, and I’ve worked in job development and fundraising,” Sampson said. “[Emerson] felt like the logical next step.”


Gender inclusive restrooms added

"—You have to understand the story that’s bigger than just the changing restrooms.”

Cutler Majestic to host Forbes Under 30 Summit stage this fall

“[The Under 30 Summit] is going to give students a window into the world of entrepreneurial endeavors that they wish to go into,” Duffy said.

Community mourns VMA student, fraternity brother

“Please keep Jack’s family and friends in your thoughts during this very difficult time,” said Pelton in the email.

Emerson cybersecurity breached by phishing attack

The high volume of spam coming from Emerson users led to some spam filtering companies blacklisting addresses, causing some authentic emails from Emerson addresses to fail to deliver.


Emerson releases new visual identity amid controversy

Emerson College introduced its new logo and graphic identity for the school in a meeting last Tuesday.

New VP for development and alumni relations named

Dr. Ronald Korvas has been named vice president of development and alumni relations, according to the Emerson website.

College announces Commencement speakers

Novelist Alice Sebold will give the undergraduate address at this year’s commencement ceremony.


Year in review: Cultural competency, college-wide

After students flooded a monthly faculty assembly meeting last spring with demands for cultural competency, President M. Lee Pelton promised change would be made.