Emerson held its 12th annual vigil for 9/11 on Boston Common, with remarks from Tita Puopolo, an Emerson alumna from the class of 1996, whose mother died in the attack.
In July, Emerson College received the largest gift in the financial aid department's history: $2 million from Leo Hindery Jr. and wife, Patti Wheeler Hindery. The donation will predominantly go to financial aid and to helping students take part in activities they could not afford on their own.
The Student Government Association determined dates for the upcoming special elections and appointed new commissioners Tuesday during the first SGA meeting of the year.
The college will look to hire 40 additional full-time teaching staff members over the next five years as part of a plan devised by President M. Lee Pelton, according to Michaele Whelan, chief academic officer.
Emerson juniors Charlie Fay and Jordan Perry don’t have too much to say about their comedic experiences, at least not right away. What they really wanted to talk more about was their new apartment by Northeastern — namely, the sad state it was in.
On this week's Beacon Beat: Emerson plans to expand its campus, a look at the new student orientation, the college searches for a permanent athletic director, and a profile of poet Donnie Welsh.
A personal invitation to the MTV Video Music Awards seems out of reach for anyone without a platinum album. But Lane Brenner, a recent Emerson graduate, found herself on the guest list when she, along with co-founders of the Boston Strong campaign Nick Reynolds and Chris Dobens, were surprised with tickets to the network’s famous award show for their charitable work.
Emerson will see a number of changes to its dining hall and recycling methods this year with the arrival of the school’s new service provider, Sodexo.
Instead of stepping into the bar of the Sweetwater Tavern for a pitcher of beer, students could be walking into a new 18-story, residence hall with a roof terrace and views of the Boston Common and the State House by Spring 2016.
The Emerson College Police Department will roll out a series of new procedures this academic year, including changes to building entry policies, pending approval from President M. Lee Pelton. The changes would tighten security on campus, said Chief of Police Robert Smith.
Emerson will have a new service provider come the fall, France-based company Sodexo. This change will come with a reorganization of the meal plan system and fresher food, according to Jay Phillips, the associate vice president for facilities and campus services.
On this week's Beacon Beat: Emerson students raise over $500,000 for marathon bombing victims, a review of Gangsters in Concrete's new book, and a debate about whether college athletes should be paid.
Last June, Sean Clampett said his parents sat him down to talk about what he described as a huge problem. After his first year at Emerson, the current sophomore said he lost most of his financial aid package. Clampett said he knew if his tuition issue was not resolved, he would be forced to leave Emerson and attend a community college.
The former piano teacher of Lu Lingzi, one of the victims who died in the attacks, provided musical accompaniment, with performances at the beginning, middle and end of the panel. The discussion was broadcasted live on WBUR as a part of the On Point program, a two-hour talk show about stories in the news and other interesting topics.
Sitting in the front seat of a crowded van with her Emerson softball teammates, Alex Magistro was trying to get comfortable. The team was on its way to the final dinner of a preseason spring training trip in Florida. Magistro, who had sustained a concussion earlier in the week, was nauseous and ready to go back to Boston.