The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

College to offer online creative writing master's program

The Writing, Literature, and Publishing department plans to offer an online master’s program in Popular Writing in Publishing by 2016. It will be the country’s first fully online master of fine arts degree that focuses on creative writing, according to President M. Lee Pelton’s State of the College letter.

BU student newspaper fundraises out of debt 

The Daily Free Press, Boston University’s independent student-run newspaper, was recently in jeopardy of having its print edition fold after its printer gave the organization an end-of-year deadline to pay off its debt of nearly $70,000.

Leadership changing in Office of the Arts

Four senior administrators in the Office of the Arts will change positions or leave Emerson by next year, according to recent emails sent to the Emerson community.

College further argues for lawsuit dismissal

Lawyers for Emerson College and four administrators named in a civil lawsuit restated their arguments against the validity of the plaintiff’s case in a Nov. 10 filing.

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Emerson Uncommon ceremony celebrates game winners

Faculty, staff, and students joined members of the Emerson Engagement Lab on Thursday in the Beard Room to review the results of the online game Emerson Uncommon.

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Menino remembered as friend of Emerson

Thomas Michael Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, left behind a legacy that has helped make Emerson the campus students recognize today. His death on Oct. 30, which came after a year of battling cancer, gave members of the Emerson community, past and present, a chance to reflect on all he did for the school.

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Community honors Straus with memorial

At Emerson’s memorial for Jocelyn Amelia Straus, student and faculty speakers recounted experiences they shared with her at Emerson. The event, held on Nov. 7 at the Bill Bordy Theater, was meant to remember and celebrate Straus, a freshman who took her own life last month.

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Dining hall petition addresses sanitation, food quality

Sophomore Brigitte Bakalar created an online petition on Oct. 30 to create a conversation about having better food, cleaner cooking and eating facilities, and healthier choices at the school.

Active Minds offers dinner with President Pelton

For every $10 students donate to Active Minds through the fundraiser, participants will be entered to win two tickets for dinner at Pelton’s house.

SGA grants Atlas appeal

After much deliberation, the council decided that it would grant an additional $2,347 to the group just for this semester’s budget.

Violence Prevention and Response visits SGA

President Emily Solomon asked Matson to meet with SGA after members of the association expressed their interest in meeting with her at the beginning of the semester.

VMA department eliminates specializations and PIN registration

As of this semester, visual and media arts students on the production track do not choose specializations, according to Brooke Knight, the head of the department.

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.