The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SGA elects two new commissioners

The Student Government Association elected two students to commissioner positions on Tuesday.


Campus hosts events, discussions for MLK Week

This week, Emerson is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. through a film screening, a day of service, a summit on race and difference, and multiple department-hosted conversations on the topic across campus.


Class partners with

A writing, literature, and publishing class partnered with online magazine The Culture-ist this semester and will create content for the site while learning about digital publishing.


New position to focus on student care

Amanda Turnley, former senior associate director of housing and residence life, took on the newly-created position of Director of Assessment, Care and Case Management at the beginning of the month.


Administration to assess alcohol and drug policy

The Alcohol and Other Drugs task force held its first meeting on Wednesday to consider changing the communication surrounding Emerson’s AOD practices, particularly surrounding medical amnesty.

New VP and Dean of Students named

Dr. James Hoppe will be the new Vice President and Dean for Campus Life, effective July 2016, according to an email from President M. Lee Pelton on Tuesday.

Crime Log 01/14

This week's crime log.

Students inducted into Purple Key Leadership Society

On Dec. 11, 27 seniors were inducted into Emerson College’s Purple Key Leadership Society, recognizing leadership, civic engagement, and academic achievement.

Rebranding survey results to be released at end of month

The survey from the rebranding initiative has been closed and Simpson and Scarborough, a research consultant group hired by the school, is currently collecting and analyzing the data from the survey, according to Andrew Tiedemann, vice president of marketing and communication.


Engagement Lab to offer new graduate program

Next fall, the Engagement Lab will welcome 10 students and begin its graduate program in Civic Media, Art & Practice, the first full academic degree offered by the lab.


With new policy, hoverboards not in Emerson's future

A ban on “hover-boards, self-propelled scooters, or similar devices” from being used or stored on any of Emerson’s campuses was announced in an email sent to the student body on Jan. 4.


Taking the "Greek" out of fraternities and sororities

Formerly called Greek Life, Emerson’s Fraternity and Sorority Life is going through a rebranding process in order to distance themselves from negative stereotypes.


Los Angeles adjunct faculty vote to unionize

Adjunct faculty at Emerson Los Angeles voted to form a union through the American Association of University Professors in mid-­December. Of the 22 eligible, 16 members of the part­-time faculty participated in the election under the National Labor Relations Board all voting in favor of the union.

Castle students discuss travel risks

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, students and professors at Emerson’s Kasteel Well campus in the Netherlands gathered to discuss how fear of terrorist attacks like those perpetrated on Nov. 13 in Paris affect student travel.

New creative business major announced

A major designed to let students mix their creative instincts with a business education is available starting in fall 2016, according to a press release from the Office of Communications and Marketing.