The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, April 18, 2014

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.

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Task force members set goals for Title IX review

An internal college task force has begun to evaluate Emerson’s policies on sexual assault response and prevention.

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Library seeks design team for empty space

The Iwasaki Library is organizing a design team made up of the faculty library committee and undergraduate and graduate students to brainstorm the future of the vacant space, former home to the Will & Grace set.

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Civil rights history to be honored

Roger House, journalism professor, organized Emerson’s first ever Victory Stride, a program celebrating the civil rights movement.

E3 Fund named after founder

To honor Baehr and continue to support the popular program, Emerson established the Karl Baehr Memorial Fund in December, according to Donald Hurwitz, associate professor and interim chair of the marketing communication department. The fund was announced formally at Baehr’s Jan. 17 memorial.

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Online archiving server to store print, digital material

Emerson has started working with Preservica, an online archiving company, to store and display its historical records—including campus blueprints, old college photos, and primary sources documenting the rise of American comedy.

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Low student turnout at advocate presentations

Two of the final four candidates for the sexual assault prevention and response advocate position, Kelly Wilt and Meghan Root, presented to faculty, staff, and students their visions for a state-of-the-art sexual assault training and service system at Emerson.

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Emerson remembers and honors late professor

Faculty, staff, and students who knew Karl Baehr gathered with friends and family of the late marketing professor and senior executive-in-residence to remember his life and influence at a Jan. 17 memorial service at the Cutler Majestic Theater.