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The Emerson Poetry Project was granted $3,923.80 by the Student Government Association on Tuesday to attend to the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) in April.
Emerson’s admissions office is reporting a 10 percent increase in overall applicants this year, according to M.J. Knoll-Finn, the vice president for enrollment.
Coinciding with the ongoing debate about reducing gun violence on Capitol Hill, the Emerson College Polling Society released a survey Jan. 24 showing that most Americans support stricter firearm control laws.
Zachary Anderson, a member of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Greek life commissioner for the Student Government Association (SGA), is currently working on a Greek life space initiative.
On this week's Beacon Beat: The next phase of President Pelton's initiative on gun control, a documentary by Emerson alumna Kitty Martin, this year's Recyclemania, and a profile on Bill Gould, the women's basketball head coach.
After an entire semester without a secretary, the Student Government Association unanimously voted for Melyssa Cantor to take over the position.
The campuswide transition from WebCT to Canvas, Emerson’s new online learning management system, was well-received by faculty and students, according to Jennifer Stevens, director of the Instructional Technology Group (ITG). Emerson had been using WebCT since 2002.
As Boston and the rest of the country have been hit hard by the flu this season, Emerson’s Center for Health and Wellness has seen a similar influx of students flocking to the third floor of 216 Tremont complaining of sickness. Since returning to campus from winter break, one to two students per day have been diagnosed with influenza or a similar illness, said Jane Powers, the director for health and wellness.
Emerson College Police Chief Robert Smith will meet with President M. Lee Pelton and the President’s Council, a group of top administrators, on Feb. 12 to discuss the findings in an investigation he completed on local college campuses’ security systems, said Smith.
As part of President M. Lee Pelton’s initiative to engage Emerson and colleges across the country in conversations on gun violence, the president’s office launched a website dedicated to the topic.
On this week's Beacon Beat: The Emerson College Polling Society re-emerges with new surveys; The Center for the Theater Commons recieves a grant to study playwright residencies; a look at Dirt Magazine and other new publications; and a profile of men's basketball recruit Michael Thorpe.
The Academic Advising Center started the spring semester with one fewer assistant director following the resignation of Jessica Biag. She announced that she was stepping down in December, leaving the remaining staff to take over her nearly 400 former advisees, according to Lynn Butkovsky, director of academic advising.
Pursuing the goal of informing students on political, societal, and cultural issues, the Emerson College Polling Society has re-emerged after a seven year hiatus.
In a comprehensive internal review produced as part of the Emerson’s reaccreditation process, the college found it needs to better integrate academic departments, increase physical space, and grow its financial resources for upcoming projects.