The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, November 27, 2014


School issues iPads to RAs

This semester marks the first time the Office of Housing and Residence Life distributed iPads to resident assistants. The iPads, which were checked out during summer training, were provided to make RAs’ jobs easier, and are to be returned at the end of the academic year, according to David Haden, associate dean and director of housing and residence life.


Emerson co-hosts sustainability summit

President M. Lee Pelton called on fellow educators to make environmental initiatives a priority on Tuesday as he opened the 2014 Climate Leadership Summit.


College honors faculty members

President Pelton and a group of about 50 professors and students gathered in the theater to honor faculty members in an event co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Spirit of Emerson.

Emerson seeks dismissal of former student's lawsuit

Lawyers for Emerson College and four school administrators moved to dismiss the federal lawsuit filed by a former student who claims the school mishandled her sexual assault case. A 20-page memorandum submitted with the motion on Monday states that even if the lawsuit’s allegations were true, they “do not establish that the Defendants violated any law.”

Crime Log Sept. 25

A student reported being harassed. The case is being investigated by the Emerson College Police Department.

Local woman insults Boston students in viral video

A resident of Medford, Massachusetts, Kim Costa, came under fire earlier this month when she posted a video on her Facebook page insulting students returning to Boston this semester.

Professor earns communication award 

Richard West, a professor in Emerson’s communication studies department, and Lynn Turner, chair of communication studies at Marquette University in Wisconsin, have received the National Communication Association’s Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship or Distinguished Service in Family Communication.

MBTA pilot may become permanent

The pilot late-night MBTA subway and bus service, which began in the spring, is still in effect, and may continue after the yearlong test is up.

Polling Society survey shows split on NFL violence response   

National opinion is mixed on how the NFL should deal with players accused of domestic violence, according to recent findings by the Emerson College Polling Society.

SGA proposes dining initiative to administrators

Jay Phillips, associate vice president for facilities and campus services, and Karen Dickinson, director of business services, attended Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting to discuss the group’s Dining Services Initiative.


After first year, LA campaign raises $2.8M

The three-year capital campaign for Emerson Los Angeles began its second year with nearly $3 million of the desired $20 million, said Patrick Smith, director of development for the LA program.


Lack of attendance continues with the latest Title IX forum

Low attendance again marked open forums about a new position created as part of Emerson’s efforts to reform its sexual assault response and prevention policies. The forums were meant for the Emerson community to discuss its aspirations for an ideal applicant, according to Sylvia Spears, vice president of diversity and inclusion.


Innovations abreast at professor's hackathon

At a rousing MIT event this weekend full of brain food, dozens of laptops, and heaps of breast-shaped stress balls, Emerson Assistant Journalism Professor Catherine D’Ignazio and her team sought to find ways to improve the age-old breast pump.