The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Harvard students study Emerson's liberal arts

Focus groups, conducted on Oct. 30 and Nov. 3, are part of a much larger case study being performed on Emerson by a class from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, according to Amy Ansell, Emerson’s dean of liberal arts.

Emerson LA Center wins architecture award

With its walls of windows and distinctive design, Emerson Los Angeles was named a “presidential honoree” by the American Institute of Architects, according to recent press release from the center’s structural design firm.

Clery Act reporting policies changed

The United States Department of Education published a set of amendments to the Jeanne Clery Act last month that require stricter policies for reporting stalking, sexual assault, domestic violence, and dating violence.

Crime Log, Nov. 6

ECPD saw a man picking up tools left inside the archway of the Little Building. He said that he wasn’t stealing the tools, but was looking at them. ECPD asked him to leave.


Emerson disputes voluntary municipal payment sum

President M. Lee Pelton said what the college does pay is fitting based on the benefits that Emerson has provided to Boston, and because any additional payments to the city would reduce funding for academics.


Community honors Straus with Dia de los Muertos

Three artists from Mexico and about 20 students and faculty joined together to decorate the space with tissue paper flowers, photos of Straus and food offerings of Diet Coke, fruit, and sparkling cider.


New Little Building fire alarm system decreasing evacuations

With Emerson’s new system, only the floor on which a fire alarm sounds and its two neighboring floors will be evacuated.

Fisher College building haunted, report says

The Fisher College brownstone located at 118 Beacon St. doesn’t need decorations to be considered a haunted house this Halloween, according to CBS Boston.

Kevin Bright honored by Hollywood Caucus

The Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors hosted an event on Oct. 22 in honor of Kevin Bright, who graduated from Emerson in 1976 and is now the Los Angeles center’s founding director.

Campus Crime Log, 10/30

An Emerson College police officer saw a non-Emerson affiliated person get hit by a car at 3:25 a.m. at the Boylston and Tremont intersection. Boston Police and Boston Emergency Medical Services were called. The person refused transport to the hospital.

SGA discusses mental health, housing

The Student Government Association discussed mental health and housing at Tuesday’s meeting.

Former student opposes motion to dismiss lawsuit

The lawyer representing a former student suing Emerson for mishandling her rape case has filed an opposition to the school’s motion to dismiss her lawsuit, according to court documents submitted Oct. 24.


Board of Overseers shares innovation insights

Members of the Board of Overseers visited campus to speak to students about their working experience in the communication industry through a series of panels, workshops, and class visits on Oct. 27 and 28.


Emerson introduces comedy minor

Emerson has something new to laugh about: The School of the Arts will offer a five-course interdisciplinary minor in comedy performance and writing next semester.