This week's crime log.
The classes of 2018 and 2019 both elected presidents in the fall 2015 Student Government Association elections, according to James Rowland SGA election chair. Several department senators were also voted in.
The Bias Response Program, launched in September in response to complaints regarding a lack of cultural competency on campus, recently began offering an anonymous reporting system.
The number of requests seeking aid from the Disability Services Office has more than doubled in the last three years, making up 10 percent of the student body, according to the most recent DSO year end report.
A survey for Emerson’s rebranding initiative was released on Nov. 12 for students, staff, faculty, and alumni to include their voices in Emerson’s new narrative identity, including a new logo and website.
The National Labor Relations Board has scheduled an election to determine whether Emerson’s adjunct faculty in Los Angeles will be represented by a union. Organizers within the LA part-time faculty have been actively campaigning since September for representation under the American Association of University Professors.
The Student Government Association held its press night on Nov. 17 for the recent election, which began Tuesday at midnight and was open for 24 hours.
The Board of Trustees ad hoc Task Force that will decide the new purpose of Emerson’s Colonial Theatre was discussed extensively during Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting.
This week's crime log.
Emerson appointed three new members to the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, according to a press release on the college’s website by Andrew Tiedemann, vice president of communications and marketing.
Lesley Nichols will start as the executive director of professional studies and special programs on Dec. 7, according to an email from Jan Roberts-Breslin, interim dean of graduate students.
The Engagement Lab, an applied research facility at Emerson, received $35,000 on Nov. 3 from the Knight Foundation to develop a mobile application for @Stake, a table-top debate card game created almost two years ago.
A lip dub that sparked controversy among campus organizations is no longer being used as a promotional video for the college, as of Nov. 10. The performance featured songs by popular artist Taylor Swift, and many multicultural organizations said they chose not to participate in the project due to Swift’s history of racial insensitivity.
Emerson students joined participants from 16 other Boston-area universities in a protest on Monday to stand in solidarity with students of color at University of Missouri, Yale University, and Howard University and to pursue justice for students of color in Massachusetts schools.