The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, May 29, 2015

College hires new director of housing and residence life

Emerson College has appointed Erik Muurisepp as the new associate dean and director of Housing and Residence Life. He is scheduled to start working at Emerson on Feb. 2.

Polling Society joins Transparency Initiative

Last week, the Emerson College Polling Society affirmed its commitment to unbiased research methods and credibility by becoming a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research Transparency Initiative.

Campus Crime Log 1/29

A lit candle fell onto a bed causing minor damage to a mattress. ECPD went to the student’s suite to make sure the mattress was not smoldering. Facilities Management was notified for clean-up.

Dining hall introduces new theme

The dining hall is bringing a new tavern-inspired food theme to its menu, the Lion’s Den Pub Grub, starting on Friday, Jan. 30, according to Steven Canario, the general manager of dining services.

Emerson police dispatcher promoted to officer

Jacqueline Martinez was sworn into the Emerson College Police Department as a patrol officer this month, according to Emerson’s website.

SGA recognizes new orgs

Ten organizations became recognized by the Student Government Association last Thursday after being reviewed by the Organization Recognition and Review Board.

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New option for minors aimed at student-athletes

The individually designed minor program, or IDM, will allow students to choose courses they believe will benefit them in their field of work.

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Emerson refines LA program after student complaints

After students disgruntled with aspects of the Emerson Los Angeles program voiced their complaints last month, administrators have already begun making changes.

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VMA courses combine LA and Boston classrooms

For the first time, students at the Boston and Los Angeles campuses can take the same classes at the same time, brought together through a live video conferencing link.

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Snowstorm forces Emerson to cancel classes for second day

After a major blizzard deluged Boston with over 20 inches of snow, Emerson has canceled classes for a second day in a row on Wednesday. All campus eateries will open by 10 a.m.

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College cancels classes as Boston braces for blizzard

Emerson has canceled classes after 4 p.m. Monday and all classes on Tuesday. The dining hall will remain open Tuesday, with shorter hours; all other campus cafes will close.

Emerson ranked for highest cost of living

Emerson was named seventh on U.S. News’ list of colleges with the most expensive room and board fees.

Purple Key Leadership Society inductees announced

Twenty-eight seniors have been selected to be inducted into Emerson College’s Purple Key Leadership Society, which recognizes students’ academic achievement and strong civic engagement.

Safety violation results in small fire

A small fire in a suite in the Little Building on Jan. 20 tested Emerson’s new fire alarm system.