The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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Student Government Association held first meeting

The Student Government Association accepted four resignations and appointed two commissioners to fill open positions during the first meeting of the semester on Tuesday.

LA campaign aims to raise $20 million in 3 years

At least 19 people have made donations of $10,000 or more to the Los Angeles Center fundraising campaign, a three-year effort to secure $20 million for the college launched in July 2013.

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New administrator hired for global engagement

Anthony L. Pinder, Emerson’s newest administrator, will work closely with administrators, students, and faculty members across Emerson’s campuses to create a global strategy for the college.

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Task force members set goals for Title IX review

An internal college task force has begun to evaluate Emerson’s policies on sexual assault response and prevention.

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Library seeks design team for empty space

The Iwasaki Library is organizing a design team made up of the faculty library committee and undergraduate and graduate students to brainstorm the future of the vacant space, former home to the Will & Grace set.

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Civil rights history to be honored

Roger House, journalism professor, organized Emerson’s first ever Victory Stride, a program celebrating the civil rights movement.

E3 Fund named after founder

To honor Baehr and continue to support the popular program, Emerson established the Karl Baehr Memorial Fund in December, according to Donald Hurwitz, associate professor and interim chair of the marketing communication department. The fund was announced formally at Baehr’s Jan. 17 memorial.

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Online archiving server to store print, digital material

Emerson has started working with Preservica, an online archiving company, to store and display its historical records—including campus blueprints, old college photos, and primary sources documenting the rise of American comedy.

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Low student turnout at advocate presentations

Two of the final four candidates for the sexual assault prevention and response advocate position, Kelly Wilt and Meghan Root, presented to faculty, staff, and students their visions for a state-of-the-art sexual assault training and service system at Emerson.

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Emerson remembers and honors late professor

Faculty, staff, and students who knew Karl Baehr gathered with friends and family of the late marketing professor and senior executive-in-residence to remember his life and influence at a Jan. 17 memorial service at the Cutler Majestic Theater.

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.