The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, October 31, 2014

After moving to dismiss lawsuit, Emerson responds to mass criticism

President M. Lee Pelton addressed the Emerson community in an email on Monday regarding what he called an “inaccurate and misleading” Huffington Post article that sparked widespread criticism of the college.

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Housing director to leave Emerson

David Haden, Emerson’s associate dean and director of housing and residence life since 2005, will leave the college after this semester, according to an email sent to the Emerson community Wednesday afternoon.

Oft-overlooked ProArts program offers courses and connections

There are also so many people going through ProArts that it's difficult not to be lost in the noise." — Chloe Villanueva, senior visual and media arts major

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In SGA initiative, administration sees redundancies

The Student Government Association is waiting for a response submitting a dining initiative earlier this semester. The problem, a senior administrator said, is that many of the listed concerns have already been addressed.

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In solidarity with Hong Kong, students gather on Common

"So much of Hong Kong’s future and identity depends on this."

Emerson receives grant from Avon Foundation 

The Avon Foundation for Women awarded Emerson a $5,000 grant in September for Emerson STANDS—Stand Together, Act Now, Do Something—an initiative launched earlier that month as part of President M. Lee Pelton’s restructured sexual assault response and prevention program.

Poe statue to be erected  

A statue of Poe will be placed on the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South, in Poe Square, funded by the Poe Foundation and a $75,000 grant from the city of Boston.

New transit station planned for Allston

Governor Deval Patrick, alongside Mayor Martin J. Walsh and other state officials, announced on Tuesday to restart plans for a $25 million transit station to be built in Beacon Park Yard.

UMass to review policy on drug informants

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is suspending the student drug informant program adopted by its campus police department pending a review, according to the Boston Globe.

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Students concerned about Tap and Go

A month after Emerson’s new security procedure Tap and Go became permanent, some off-campus students are concerned about its safety and practicality.

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SGA discusses on-campus smoking

The Student Government Association discussed the issue of students smoking in designated non-smoking areas on campus at Tuesday’s meeting.

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School issues iPads to RAs

This semester marks the first time the Office of Housing and Residence Life distributed iPads to resident assistants. The iPads, which were checked out during summer training, were provided to make RAs’ jobs easier, and are to be returned at the end of the academic year, according to David Haden, associate dean and director of housing and residence life.

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Emerson co-hosts sustainability summit

President M. Lee Pelton called on fellow educators to make environmental initiatives a priority on Tuesday as he opened the 2014 Climate Leadership Summit.

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College honors faculty members

President Pelton and a group of about 50 professors and students gathered in the theater to honor faculty members in an event co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Spirit of Emerson.