Four members of the Student Government Association were elected to sit on academic and administrative committees during a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The group was also given a presentation by professor Tom Cooper on a new school spirit initiative he is spearheading.
Randy Boston stands with a microphone in hand and looks into the camera. “I’m here to spread knowledge on top of truth,” he said. “I’m here to help you help other people. The words that come out of my mouth—I hope it impacts your heart.”
A large, framed thank-you letter propped on the table serves as a reminder of a decade of work in leadership and community impact. The thankful message from the Access Strategies Fund wishes Kelly Bates — the fund’s former director — well as she moves to a new position : the founding executive director of Emerson’s new Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning, and Research.
Library staff discovered two swastikas drawn in yellow chalk on one of the Iwasaki Library’s pillars. The pillars were recently painted with chalkboard paint so students could interact with one another, according to Robert Fleming, executive director of the library.
The Student Government Association hosted a candidate speech night in the Iwasaki Library on Wednesday, Sept. 25 to give contenders a chance to speak about their goals. Six positions were vacant after last semester’s elections.
On Thursday, tears were shed on and off the stage of the Cutler Majestic Theater after panelists shared stories of violence and loss.
On this week's Beacon Beat: Allegations that ARAMARK failed to compost, ArtsEmerson shows colombinus, a rogue mascot, and a race-conscious take on Miley Cyrus.
Before her visit over the summer, senior political communication major Siobhan Robinson said she didn’t know much about South Africa. But she said she did know that she didn’t want to miss a thing — including the airport runway.
In an attempt to become financially independent, WERS, Emerson’s student-run public radio station, made unprecedented changes to the 68-year-old organization, said Jack Casey, the general manager. Channel representatives hired a new professional host and cancelled two popular late-night urban music programs.
Following its move to the Walker Building earlier this month, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will begin a series of new activities and initiatives for students and staff.
Although social media, video games, and the internet are often blamed for deteriorating relationships, Emerson’s Engagement Game Lab is determined to use these resources to inspire social change and civic involvement.
The Student Government Association’s budget for appeals is the lowest the group has seen in recent years, according to SGA Treasurer John Dentinger.
ARAMARK, the previous food service provider at Emerson, failed to compost its food waste during the last months of its contract, according to a former ARAMARK employee. The alleged failure would indicate the company deceived administrators and students, who said they thought ARAMARK was managing its food waste in a sustainable way.
On this week's Beacon Beat: Alum Samantha Russo vies for Miss America, a look at the college's largest-ever donation, the hiring of two new full-time coaches, and a profile of Emerson comedians Charlie Fay and Jordan Perry.
In an effort to become more connected with students this year, the Emerson College Police Department will launch a community-liaison officer program and offer department-run classes, said Chief of Police Robert Smith.