The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Innovations abreast at professor's hackathon

At a rousing MIT event this weekend full of brain food, dozens of laptops, and heaps of breast-shaped stress balls, Emerson Assistant Journalism Professor Catherine D’Ignazio and her team sought to find ways to improve the age-old breast pump.

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Candidates deliver speeches at Press Night

Three candidates presented their platforms during the Student Government Association’s Press Night on Wednesday for the upcoming election.

The best Twitter reactions to Emerson's "selfie class"

Readers responded with a mixture of excitement and eye-rolling when they read that Emerson College would offer a class about selfies next semester.

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Controversial sweatshirt hits home for Emerson professor

Emerson professors weigh in there opinions on the controversial Urban Outfitters Kent State sweatshirt.

Emerson professors research eye movement

Four Emerson professors have been using an eye tracker — a piece of equipment that not only projects images and movies but also records details pertaining to where the viewer is looking — to gain more knowledge about language and speech disorders.

Three appointed in SGA meeting

In the Student Government Association’s first meeting of the year, three members were unanimously appointed to positions.

Campus Crime Log, 9/18

Monday, Sept. 8: The Emerson College Police Department and Boston Fire Department responded to three separate fire alarms.

Cultural Center gets renovation

Recent renovations in the Cultural Center have created what students who frequent the space call a more inviting and relaxing atmosphere.

Local Dunkin’ cafes offer almond milk 

Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced almond milk as a non-dairy option. According to Dunkin’ Brands’ Public Relations and Social Media Specialist Nicole Shepard, customers can choose this substitute in “75 percent of Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants,” including those in Boston.

MIT COOP accepts bitcoin

Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently began accepting bitcoins at the COOP bookstore in Kendall Square.

Roy Leonard, alum of '52, dies

Remembered for his decades of work in Chicago radio, Emerson alumnus Roy Leonard passed away last Thursday at the age of 83 in Evanston, Illinois.

Three student bike thefts

In the past two weeks, three Emerson College students have reported their bicycles have been stolen from the bike rack across from Colonial Building on Boston Common.

College requests more time to respond to lawsuit

Emerson College and four school administrators have requested additional time to respond to the allegations of mishandling a former student’s rape case that were filed in a lawsuit last month, according to documents filed with the Massachusetts District Court on Friday.

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Business major in development

A new business major may be offered as soon as next fall, according to Donald Hurwitz, the interim marketing communication chair, and administrators are establishing a cross-departmental committee that will aid in its development.