The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Diversity in Departments: Journalism seeks underrepresented voices

The journalism department is focusing on inclusivity by encouraging students to acquire diverse sources and pay attention to underrepresented communities, according to Paul Niwa, associate professor and chair.

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Visitor Center to move from alley to Boylston Street

Formerly located at 10 Boylston Pl., Emerson’s Visitor Center will move to 104 Boylston Street at the end of the month.

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Student may face penalty for renting dorm room on Airbnb

Jack Worth, a sophomore visual and media arts major, faces disciplinary action for renting out his dorm room in Little Building on Airbnb.

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Journalism classes to produce content for WERS

WERS, Emerson’s student radio station, is preparing to air audio packages produced by journalism students last fall, and will collaborate with more classes this semester.

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New travel program to focus on civic engagement

Emerson is starting a new Global Pathways program in Medellín, Colombia, this summer, where students will create short documentaries recording the stories of individual locals, many of whom have been displaced by violence.

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Fraternity to begin recruiting after suspension

Emerson’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter is recruiting new members for the first time since they were suspended in November 2014.

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Students head to Iowa, NH for elections

Last weekend, 19 students flew to Ames, Iowa, to get a firsthand look at the campaign trails of various candidates and witness Monday’s caucus, in which Ted Cruz beat stiff Republican competition while Hillary Clinton edged out a narrow victory over Bernie Sanders.

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Diversity in Departments: VMA focuses on unbiased casting, inclusive examples

Visual and media arts faculty are working towards incorporating cultural competency into the curriculum by focusing on diverse casting and inclusive screenwriting, according to Brooke Knight, associate professor and interim chair of the department.

Boston staff receives support from other campus unions

Our Emerson, a group seeking to organize the college’s staff through Service Employees International Union Local 888, received letters of support from several other similar groups, including the unions of the full-time and adjunct faculty, the campus police, and Sodexo food service.

SGA offers revisions for diversity perspective classes

The Student Government Association discussed proposed revisions for both the United States and global diversity perspective classes on Tuesday.

Faculty Assembly discusses mental health

Sylvia Spears, vice president for diversity and inclusion, and Robert Amelio, director of diversity and inclusive excellence, presented on Emerson’s Bias Response Program at a faculty assembly on Tuesday. Sharon Duffy also presented with Emerson’s Care, Assessment, Response and Engagement team.

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Diversity in Departments: WLP creates culture-focused courses

The writing, literature, and publishing department continues to advance cultural competency efforts as a result of the Faculty Assembly’s ad hoc Cultural Competency Task Force. According to Maria Koundoura, the department chair, the movement to make the curriculum more diverse has been in the process for a while.

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College leases space in nearby Park Plaza building

Emerson has entered a lease on about 20,000 square feet of office space in the 20 Park Plaza building in preparation for the 2017-2019 closure of the Little Building for renovation.

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Student advocates for better campus wi-fi

An Emerson sophomore created a Facebook group entitled “Emerson WiFi: We Insist Faster Internet” to advocate for better wireless on Emerson’s campus.