The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Counseling center planning changes after complaints

Prompted by a new round of student concerns about counseling center shortages, administrators are considering several potential improvements to the center, including hiring more staff, extending its hours, and better publicizing its resources.

Students allowed building access at all hours

As of Dec. 2, all students, whether they live on or off campus, can access the public parts of residence halls at all times.

Swastika culprit punished

Nearly a month after a swastika was scrawled on the Little Building’s sixth floor bulletin board, President M. Lee Pelton announced in an email that the student responsible has been identified and disciplined.

Reply further argues legitimacy of sexual assault lawsuit

The lawyer for a former student suing Emerson and four administrators for mishandling her sexual assault case provided further reasoning against dismissing the lawsuit in a Nov. 21 filing.


Emerson rises up against Ferguson jury decision

Members of the Emerson community are participating in protests and discussions after a Missouri grand jury decided not to bring charges against the white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August.


Students and workers unite for international dinner

College workers shared family recipes and traditional cuisine for International Dinner Night on Tuesday in the dining hall.

Former VP of enrollment starts new job at NYU

Emerson’s former vice president of enrollment, MJ Knoll-Finn, said goodbye to the college this month when she left to take a similar position at New York University.

Emerson Police hiring detective

The Emerson College Police Department seeks to hire a detective specializing in investigating crimes and assisting students with domestic and dating violence and harassment prevention, according to a job posting on Emerson’s website.

Campus Crime Log

Wednesday, November 12: A student was harassed while walking down Avery Street to Paramount Center.

SGA discusses financial state of college

Emerson received about 96 percent of its revenue from tuition in the 2014 fiscal year.

Students team up with EdTech Times

Since the beginning of this school year, students have been conducting market research, analyzing the company, and creating a list of recommendations.

Emerson introduces new minor in digital media and culture

Discussions about the minor started in 2011, and professors say it will help students gain a greater understanding of the digital world and its influence on society,


College construction to renovate Little Building, expand into Boylston Place

The Boylston Place dorm is meant to house students who would otherwise have lived in Little Building while the 97-year-old structure undergoes long-needed renovations. Combined, the projects could cost $175 million total.


Polling Society crowdfunds for operating costs

Using the higher education crowdfunding site Useed, the organization hopes to raise $5,000 by the end of November. As of press time, the group had raised $4,189.