The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, November 30, 2015


Emerson begins search for Vice President and Dean position

Instead of a traditional Dean of Students, Emerson will soon hire a Vice President and Dean of Campus Life. A forum was held on Wednesday afternoon to get student feedback on the new position.

Sodexo food workers receive union benefits

Since Sodexo food service workers finished negotiating terms for their first union contract on April 29, the employees have been granted wage raises and better benefits.

Emerson ranked 10th best school in region

Emerson College was ranked the 10th best regional school in the North by the U.S. News and World Report on Sept. 8, and also received high rankings from Forbes and The Princeton Review.

Emerson gets ballsy

Although the nearest Chuck E. Cheese is in Everett, students don’t need to hop on the T to enjoy a good ol’ ball pit.

9/17 Campus Crime Log

This week's crime log.

SGA discusses plans for cultural competency in departments

Sylvia Spears, vice president for diversity and inclusion, and Robert Amelio, director for diversity and inclusive excellence, spoke at the Student Government Association’s weekly meeting on Sept. 15 to address last spring’s student demonstration for cultural competency and to explain the faculty and administrative response over the summer.

Emerson professor faces traffic citation and discrimination

On June 22, writing, literature and publishing Associate Professor Jabari Asim was cited for a traffic violation he did not commit. On Sept. 8, the charge was cleared at a hearing at the Newton District Court, but Asim, 53, said his experience reflects racial biases in the criminal justice system.


Little Building Tremont doors closed to students

The Little Building doors on Tremont Street, closest to the Emerson College Police Department, are no longer accessible to students as of this semester. Student ID access to these doors have been revoked, and a sign was posted stating that students should go to the Boylston Street doors to gain entrance.


New clothing store opens in Downtown Crossing

European clothing store Primark opened its first-ever United States location in Downtown Crossing on Sept. 10. The store carries affordable clothing and accessories for men, women, and children, as well as cosmetics and home goods. Primark started in Dublin, Ireland in 1969 and has since spread to nine countries with 270 stores.


Professor receives Knight Grant for data journalism class

Catherine D’Ignazio, an assistant journalism professor, received a $35,000 grant on Aug. 1 from the Knight Foundation to develop a suite of data visualization tools.

Violent crimes take place near Emerson campus

After an unrelated stabbing and a robbery took place near the Emerson campus on Sept. 3, the Emerson College Police Department sent out multiple campus-wide email alerts notifying the Emerson community of both events.

SGA appoints new leaders, handles appeals

The first Student Government Association joint session meeting of the semester was held on Sept. 8. The organization appointed five members to positions, four of whom were returning members.

9/10 Crime Log

This week's crime log.

New associate chair in visual and media arts department

Cristina Kotz Cornejo, a professor in the department of visual and media arts, took over for Robert Todd as associate chair of production for the visual and media arts department on Aug. 31.

College continues to request dismissal of Title IX lawsuit

The college continues to request the dismissal of an amended complaint in a lawsuit filed by a former student Jillian Doherty, who alleges Emerson mishandled her rape case. The college filed its reply brief, a document in support of the motion to dismiss the lawsuit, on Aug 31.