The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, January 29, 2015


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.


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.


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.

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.