The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, April 25, 2014

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Sustainability position nixed, green initiatives continue

Melissa Amaral was the sustainability and marketing director at Sodexo last semester, but in late October the company eliminated her position and reassigned her responsibilities among its employees.

VMA dept. requests attendance at screenings, gallery

The visual and media arts department will now ask all students in the major to attend at least two screenings or visit the Huret and Spector Gallery twice this semester.

New civic media program to bring in 4 faculty members

Emerson will hire four new professors to focus on the intersection of new media, civic engagement, and activism.

AEPhi gets over $6k in appeal for annual event

SGA unanimously approved a $6,421.82 appeal by Alpha Epsilon Phi for its 10th annual Ribbons on the Runway fundraiser.

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Indoor garden project will come to campus

The trial stage for the new Emerson garden will place 14 planter boxes filled with organic seeds and soil in windowsills around campus.

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Mexican artists honor black political leaders with painting

A three-by-four foot acrylic painting of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., and President Barack Obama is now on display on the 10th floor of Walker Building.

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ECPD to test new 24/7 building entry procedure

A new campus security proposal will require students, faculty, and staff to use their Emerson IDs 24/7 to enter all buildings, starting March 10.

City approves new dorm construction project

Boston’s city government cleared the way for Emerson College to build a new residence hall at 1-3 Boylston Place — a scaled-down version of the proposal that was declined in August 2013.

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SGA grants $4,857 to poetry group

The Student Government Association approved an appeal for funds for the Emerson Poetry Project help fund a five-day trip to the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

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Institutional research to begin in February

To better understand student impressions of the phrase “academic challenge” and gauge student knowledge of the ProArts Consortium, the Office of Institutional Research is hosting focus groups and compiling survey data.

3 students report being forcibly kissed around Common T station

On Jan. 31, two students reported being kissed without their consent while walking near the Park Street station on Boston Common, and another student reported a similar incident while riding the train from Central Square to Park Street.

Meager student attendance at Title IX advocate talks

Student turnout continued to be low at the final presentations by candidates for Emerson’s new sexual assault prevention and response advocate.

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Student Government Association held first meeting

The Student Government Association accepted four resignations and appointed two commissioners to fill open positions during the first meeting of the semester on Tuesday.

LA campaign aims to raise $20 million in 3 years

At least 19 people have made donations of $10,000 or more to the Los Angeles Center fundraising campaign, a three-year effort to secure $20 million for the college launched in July 2013.

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New administrator hired for global engagement

Anthony L. Pinder, Emerson’s newest administrator, will work closely with administrators, students, and faculty members across Emerson’s campuses to create a global strategy for the college.