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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Poll: Charlie Baker gaining ground

A recent poll from the Emerson Polling Society and WGBH showed that Charlie Baker is the favored candidate in the Massachusetts governor race.

Man charged for stabbing park rangers on Common

Bodio Hutchinson, 34, was charged with armed assault with the intent to murder; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; and assault and battery on a public employee, at his arraignment Wednesday afternoon.

After 10 months, financial aid director hired

After nearly 10 months without a director, the Office of Financial Aid has filled this key vacancy.

Former student requests more time to refute lawsuit dismissal

A former student has requested more time to file an opposing response to Emerson’s motion to dismiss her lawsuit.

College seeking student advisors

Looking for firsthand accounts of academic and personal challenges, administrators have invited students to apply for positions on a new advisory group.

Campus Crime Log, 10/16

Monday, October 6 Emerson College Police Department investigated unauthorized access to the gymnasium.

Police chief announces Tap and Go task force

Emerson Police Chief Robert Smith announced his department will form a student task force to give feedback on its new security procedure at a meeting with the Student Government Association on Tuesday.

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College hires sexual assault survivor advocate

Emerson has hired a survivor advocate as a resource for victims of sexual and dating violence. Greta Spoering, the Violence Prevention and Response center’s new hire, specializes in assisting those who have experienced interpersonal violence.

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Professor applies Engagement Lab skills to local school system

Paul Mihailidis, an assistant professor of marketing communication, is leading a wave of social action protesting the elimination of several administrative positions in the Chelmsford Public School District – a move that left his mother suddenly without her job.

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Emerson boosts sustainability efforts

Emerson’s sustainability program got an update this year that will make it simpler for the college to be environmentally friendly, according to Jay Phillips, the associate vice president for facilities and campus services.

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Three causes rewarded through Emerson UnCommon

The civic engagement game, Community PlanIt: Emerson Uncommon, came to an end on Monday, earning prize money for three on-campus initiatives, an immigration reform education program, an interactive project featuring Emerson history, and stress-relieving dogs to end the semester.

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Emerson STANDS seeks student leaders

At open meetings for a new administration-led program to combat sexual assault and abuse, attendees discussed ways to get the wider college community involved in preventing acts of violence.

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Emerson community loses first-year student

Freshman Jocelyn Amelia Straus, a political communication major, died in her dorm room Tuesday night, President M. Lee Pelton announced in an email to the Emerson community Wednesday morning.

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Sodexo employees gain union recognition

"It feels like a victory," said Donna Papastavrou, who said she has worked in the dining hall bakery for the past five years.

Bookstore stops selling JanSport

After popular apparel company JanSport failed to sign a workers rights agreement by April, Emerson followed through on its ultimatum and stopped selling its products in the college bookstore.