The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pelton signs document in support of immigration reform

Emerson President M. Lee Pelton signed an amicus brief in support of President Barack Obama’s two executive actions on immigration reform. The document is filed in the Supreme Court case United States v. Texas, in which Texas and 25 other states will challenge the policy this April.

Diversity in Departments: Comm science aims to remove bias from treatment

Students in the communication sciences and disorders department need to understand the cultural and ethnic backgrounds of their patients, according to Amit Bajaj, an associate professor and undergraduate program director.

New dean appointed for School of Communication

The college has appointed Raul Reis as the new dean of the School of Communication, according to an email sent to the Emerson community by Michaele Whelan, chief academic officer.

Campus email will move to cloud server

The Emerson Information Technology Department expects to move towards cloud-based services, especially for the email accounts of students and faculty.


College announces plans for new dining facility

Emerson College will have a new permanent dining hall and student social space by fall 2017, President M. Lee Pelton announced in a campus-wide email on Thursday. It’s scheduled to open simultaneously with the new 2 Boylston Pl. residence hall.

Emerson loses sophomore student

Ishmael Carlos Rosas, a 20-year-old sophomore visual and media arts student, passed away on Feb. 29.

3/3 Crime Log

This week's crime log.

MBTA to end late-night train hours

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will end its late-night weekend schedule on March 18.

ECPS tracking polls conclude for Super Tuesday

Emerson College Polling Society correctly predicted that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would take Massachusetts’ Democratic and Republican primaries, respectively, on Super Tuesday.

SGA grants appeals for EVVYs, ASIA

The Student Government Association granted appeals on Tuesday for both the EVVY Awards and Asian Students for Intercultural Awareness, or ASIA.

Forensics qualifies for national competition

Five members of Emerson’s Forensics Team have qualified for the National Forensics Association, a speech and debate competition. Heather May, the group’s director, said she’s hopeful the speakers can break into the final round of the 300-competitor event in Muncie, Indiana, this April.


Alum speaker addresses consent, sexuality

Feminist writer, activist, and Emerson alumna Jaclyn Friedman spoke to a dozen students at the Bright Family Screening Room on Monday about the dangers of the commodity model of sexuality, and how to counteract it.