The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


College announces plans for new dining facility

Emerson College will have a new permanent dining hall and student social space by fall 2017, President M. Lee Pelton announced in a campus-wide email on Thursday. It’s scheduled to open simultaneously with the new 2 Boylston Pl. residence hall.

Emerson loses sophomore student

Ishmael Carlos Rosas, a 20-year-old sophomore visual and media arts student, passed away on Feb. 29.

3/3 Crime Log

This week's crime log.

MBTA to end late-night train hours

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will end its late-night weekend schedule on March 18.

ECPS tracking polls conclude for Super Tuesday

Emerson College Polling Society correctly predicted that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would take Massachusetts’ Democratic and Republican primaries, respectively, on Super Tuesday.

SGA grants appeals for EVVYs, ASIA

The Student Government Association granted appeals on Tuesday for both the EVVY Awards and Asian Students for Intercultural Awareness, or ASIA.

Forensics qualifies for national competition

Five members of Emerson’s Forensics Team have qualified for the National Forensics Association, a speech and debate competition. Heather May, the group’s director, said she’s hopeful the speakers can break into the final round of the 300-competitor event in Muncie, Indiana, this April.


Alum speaker addresses consent, sexuality

Feminist writer, activist, and Emerson alumna Jaclyn Friedman spoke to a dozen students at the Bright Family Screening Room on Monday about the dangers of the commodity model of sexuality, and how to counteract it.


Lab provides space for teaching and research

The Ansin Building’s laboratory space—which opened this academic year—hosts science courses and in-class experiments.


New Elma Lewis head has civic engagement experience

Judy Pryor-Ramirez has been named the new executive director of the Elma Lewis Center and she said she will take up her new post in July.


Diversity in Departments: Performing arts attempts to improve casting

The performing arts department is using its casting policies and production choices to improve diversity, according to Melia Bensussen, professor and chair.

Faculty Assembly presentation announces planned financial deficit

At the faculty assembly on Tuesday, it was announced that Emerson will likely have a planned financial deficit in the 2018 fiscal year.

SGA grants appeal for Anime @ Emerson

The Student Government Association granted an appeal on Thursday from Anime @ Emerson for financial funds needed for members of the organization to take part in Anime Boston.

New vice president focuses on construction projects

Arthur Mombourquette, the new senior associate vice president for real estate, said he is looking forward to continuing work on the renovations of the Little Building and the construction of the new residence hall at 2 Boylston Pl.