The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, September 1, 2014

Five new full-time faculty members hired by the college

A search that began in fall 2013 for seven new faculty members yielded five hires in the visual and media arts, performing arts, and communication studies departments.

Man attempts to set fire to Masonic Lodge, a building next to Ansin

A man was arrested Monday night after allegedly attempting to set fire to the Grand Masonic Lodge of Massachusetts at the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets.

Emerson announces Melanie Matson as new assault response advocate

Emerson has hired Melanie Matson as its new director of violence prevention and response/ sexual assault response advocate, according to Sylvia Spears, vice president of diversity and inclusion, and an email sent to the college community by President M. Lee Pelton. The advocate position was created after a federal gender discrimination complaint was filed against the college in October.


Fraternity ends the pledging process

The national board of Sigma Alpha Epsilon outlawed pledging, a ban made effective on March 9. At Emerson's SAE, pledging continues, for now.


Backseat narratives take the wheel with Proyecto Carrito

On March 15, two maintenance workers, two teachers, and four students will ride to Indianapolis aboard a 1997 Nissan Quest minivan, which will be fully wrapped in sticker sheets imprinted with their writing.


New summer program in Greece offers intensive screenwriting course

Ten students will have the opportunity to spend three weeks in Patmos, Greece as part of the new 2014 Summer Screenwriter’s Lab.


Two orgs appeal and constitution changes at SGA meeting

SGA approved two appeals to a marketing student organization and a fraternity, and members amended constitution.

Barr Foundation grants $140,000 to ProArts consortium

The ProArts Consortium received a grant to develop its programs with six arts-focused colleges in Boston.


Intruder selling paintball tickets banned from campus

Andrew R. Colarusso pretended to be a college representative and interrupted classes to sell $10 tickets to Randolph Paintball. He was removed from campus property on Feb. 19.


West to conduct new research on gay community

Professor Richard West is a recipient of an internal award which will allow him to conduct a research project about the relationships same-sex parents have with their children’s public school systems.

Emerson's Purple Key Society honors seniors

This academic year, 26 seniors will be inducted into Emerson College’s Purple Key Leadership Society, a recognition for high academic and civic engagement achievement.

SGA discusses award show and new position

At Tuesday’s meeting, SGA allocated $16,540 to ERA and appointed a new GLBT commissioner.


New summer study abroad offered in Austria

Emerson students will have the opportunity to to live in another castle.

SGA requests to raise activities fee by $20

SGA is recommending the Board of Trustees to increase the Student Activities Fee by $20 per year.


Marketing dept. to move to Walker’s 7th floor

The department of marketing communication will relocate from Walker Building's eighth and ninth floors to the newly renovated seventh floor.