The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Emerson Kitchen: An LA dining experience

Outdoor seating, organic food options, and staff who serve and bus tables do not come to mind when Emerson students think of a campus dining experience. But these are all true and notable attributes of the new Emerson Kitchen — the Board Bucks-friendly restaurant-cafe in the Los Angeles Center.

Fund to aid students' extracurricular projects

Emerson students pursuing artistic or academic endeavors can often hit a wall: Finding money to finance passion projects is difficult, especially when student loans or financial aid dollars are only allocated for tuition payments. Enter the Emerson Enhancement Fund, a new trust subsidized by a $2 million donation made in July to the college’s financial aid department, the largest gift in the department’s history.

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Feds look into Title IX complaints

Emerson College is facing an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regarding complaints filed by three students that allege the college mishandled their reports of sexual assault.

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New Hollywood campus welcomes spring students

In its 26th year, Emerson Los Angeles finally has its own distinctive building at 5960 W. Sunset Blvd. with state-of-the-art technology and an eye-catching design.

Initiative targets clothing suppliers

The Student Government Association met on Tuesday, Dec. 3 to workshop an initiative about finding ethical clothing providers for the college’s bookstore. Lindsay Geller, the sustainability commissioner, and Sarah Tedesco, the service learning commissioner, are leading the proposal.

Assault advocate to be hired by January

Emerson College will hire a sexual assault prevention and response advocate in mid-January, according to Robert Amelio, director of diversity education and human relations. This is a new professional position created this semester in response to student complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights asserting that the school’s handling of sexual assaults violated Title IX, the federal gender equality law.

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Dining upgrades for spring semester

Sodexo is taking its first renovation steps in the dining hall, the Little Building Convenience Store — better known as the C-Store — and the Max Café, located in Piano Row. The projects will be completed by the end of winter break, according to Steve Canario, Emerson’s director of dining services.

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Ferrell, in character, addresses press

In character as the news anchor Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell managed to keep his perfectly coiffed hair and mustache intact as he kissed Dean of the School of Communication Phillip Glenn on the head. With tears in his eyes, the fictitious newsman accepted a plaque commemorating his arrival.

Application issues complicate admissions process

With high school seniors all over the country rushing to beat the early action deadlines in early November, missing supplements and recommendations can bring the application process to a grinding halt.

More credits available for internship work

Emerson students may not have to ration their eight internship credits like Board Bucks anymore. This semester, Career Services piloted the Professional Development Experience program, which allows students to get two extra credits from an internship experience.

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SGA members await special election results

The Student Government Association met briefly Tuesday, Nov. 19 to discuss the initiatives that members are working on and the status of appeal hearings that can take place during its last three meetings of the semester.

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Comcast brings free TV to students’ laptops

For Emerson students, watching television can be homework. The aspiring broadcast journalist watches CNN while eating her morning Cheerios, and the future comedy writer tunes in to Saturday Night Live once a week. Now these students have another option for watching TV through Emerson’s pioneering use of Comcast’s new online service, Xfinity on Campus.

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Alumni design for parade

Kids watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may dream of appearing on a float someday. Even though they’ll still be watching from their couches, Matt Lowe and Eric Wahl will see something familiar: their athletic apparel designs worn by the parade’s jump roping team.

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College honors late professor

On Nov. 1, Karl Baehr entered his Entrepreneurship I classroom in the Tufte Building and slammed a bag down on the front table.