The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, May 30, 2016

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Engagement Lab partners with local institutions in Boston Civic Media Consortium

Members of Emerson’s faculty have partnered with other colleges and organizations around the area to form the Boston Civic Media Consortium, a network aimed at advancing research on multiple levels throughout the city.

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Diversity in Departments: Communication studies connects with community

The communication studies department seeks to improve diversity through immersion by partnering with a local outreach program for students from low-income communities, Bird Street Community Center.

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#BlackLivesMatter organizers visit campus

Two leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement urged students to participate in anti-racist activism in a talk organized by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Opal Tometi, co-founder of the movement, and Janaya Khan, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto, presented to an audience of 120 students in the Bright Family Screening Room as part of the college’s celebration of Black History Month.

OHRL looks to fill Senior Associate position

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is looking for a new Senior Associate Director. Amanda Turnley, now director of assessment, care and case management in Student Life, held the position until the beginning of the semester.

2/18 Crime Log

This week's crime log.

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Grad students and alumni take trip to Sundance

Anna Feder, programming manager in the visual and media arts department, took six graduate students and three recent alumnae to the Sundance Film Festival this January on a trip exclusively for women.

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Diversity in Departments: Bringing research into marketing communication

The marketing communication department’s two main goals for this academic year are improving diversity and fostering a sense of a community within the program, according to Brenda Wrigley, chair.

SGA grants two appeals

The Student Government Association granted two appeals Tuesday from both the Emerson Poetry Project and the 2016 Emerson Recognition and Achievement Awards Committee.

New space for students to relax in Campus Center

The college opened its Reflection Room on Tuesday in the Campus Center to provide students with a quiet space for relaxation and meditation.

Polling Society accurately predicts Iowa, NH election results

The Emerson College Polling Society correctly predicted that Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders would win the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.

Diversity in Departments: Journalism seeks underrepresented voices

The journalism department is focusing on inclusivity by encouraging students to acquire diverse sources and pay attention to underrepresented communities, according to Paul Niwa, associate professor and chair.

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Visitor Center to move from alley to Boylston Street

Formerly located at 10 Boylston Pl., Emerson’s Visitor Center will move to 104 Boylston Street at the end of the month.

Crime Log 02/04

This week's crime log.

Student may face penalty for renting dorm room on Airbnb

Jack Worth, a sophomore visual and media arts major, faces disciplinary action for renting out his dorm room in Little Building on Airbnb.

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Journalism classes to produce content for WERS

WERS, Emerson’s student radio station, is preparing to air audio packages produced by journalism students last fall, and will collaborate with more classes this semester.