The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Student station managers no longer paid at WERS

For the first time in seven years, student station managers at WERS, the college’s student-run public radio station, are no longer being paid for their work.


Title IX complaint alleges gender discrimination in Emerson athletics

An advocacy group filed a Title IX complaint, now dismissed, that accused Emerson College of not providing equal opportunities to male and female student athletes.

Xfinity on Campus, here to stay

After piloting the program last year, Xfinity On Campus will remain an option for media-loving Emerson students, and will now be available at six other colleges and universities.

School to replace “out of date” camera system

The school plans to upgrade its security camera system in the next several months. Currently, almost all of Emerson’s security cameras lack recording capability, and the few that do record are only viewed in the case of a potential crime.

Emerson to dispute sexual assault lawsuit allegations

Emerson plans to dispute the allegations outlined in a lawsuit filed by a former student who alleges the school mishandled her rape case.

Colleges required to provide off-campus student addresses

Colleges with an off-campus student population in Boston are required to provide a list of those students' addresses after a vote by the Boston City Council Aug. 20. The list needs to be submitted by schools to the City Council by Nov. 15, and again within 45 days of the start of every new semester or quarter, according to the Boston Globe.

EmCaf teams up with Einstein Bros Bagels

Students can get fresh bagels and cold smoothies between classes at Emerson’s Cafe, which now features selections from national franchise Einstein Bros Bagels.

Family of 22-year-old BU student files wrongful death suit

The family of a 22-year-old Boston University student who died in a fire last year plans to file a wrongful death suit against the landlords and brokers of her former apartment building, according to the Boston Globe.

Former UMass student sues university

A former University of Massachusetts Amherst student is suing the institution, claiming he was wrongfully expelled and mistakenly found responsible in a sexual assault case, according to a Boston Globe report.


Princeton Review: Emerson falls in LGBT friendly ranking, new heights for theater

The rankings are based on surveys of 130,000 students attending American colleges and universities and are part of the 2015 edition of the Princeton Review’s annual Best Colleges book series.


Tap and Go becomes permanent

After a trial run this spring and a divided student survey, Emerson’s 24-7 security procedure, Tap and Go, has become permanent.


Pelton unveils restructured sexual assault prevention, response program

For the first time, Emerson College has created a comprehensive sexual misconduct policy as part of a new program to reform the school's sexual assault prevention and response efforts.


Student sues Emerson for mishandling sexual assault case

An Emerson College student who filed a federal Title IX complaint against the college last fall for mishandling her sexual assault case filed a federal lawsuit against Emerson and four school administrators.