The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, October 1, 2016

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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.

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New VP and Dean to start at college in July

Dr. James Hoppe, who will begin working as Emerson’s vice president and dean of campus life in July, said he hopes to connect with students in his new role at the college.

College continues to address issues of cultural competency

President M. Lee Pelton sent an email to the Emerson community on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day outlining the college’s goals to continue diversity efforts.

Crime Log 1/21

This week's crime log.

SGA elects two new commissioners

The Student Government Association elected two students to commissioner positions on Tuesday.

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Campus hosts events, discussions for MLK Week

This week, Emerson is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. through a film screening, a day of service, a summit on race and difference, and multiple department-hosted conversations on the topic across campus.

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Class partners with TheCultureist.com

A writing, literature, and publishing class partnered with online magazine The Culture-ist this semester and will create content for the site while learning about digital publishing.

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New position to focus on student care

Amanda Turnley, former senior associate director of housing and residence life, took on the newly-created position of Director of Assessment, Care and Case Management at the beginning of the month.