The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, September 1, 2014

Assault advocate to be hired by January

Emerson College will hire a sexual assault prevention and response advocate in mid-January, according to Robert Amelio, director of diversity education and human relations. This is a new professional position created this semester in response to student complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights asserting that the school’s handling of sexual assaults violated Title IX, the federal gender equality law.


Dining upgrades for spring semester

Sodexo is taking its first renovation steps in the dining hall, the Little Building Convenience Store — better known as the C-Store — and the Max Café, located in Piano Row. The projects will be completed by the end of winter break, according to Steve Canario, Emerson’s director of dining services.


Ferrell, in character, addresses press

In character as the news anchor Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell managed to keep his perfectly coiffed hair and mustache intact as he kissed Dean of the School of Communication Phillip Glenn on the head. With tears in his eyes, the fictitious newsman accepted a plaque commemorating his arrival.

Application issues complicate admissions process

With high school seniors all over the country rushing to beat the early action deadlines in early November, missing supplements and recommendations can bring the application process to a grinding halt.

More credits available for internship work

Emerson students may not have to ration their eight internship credits like Board Bucks anymore. This semester, Career Services piloted the Professional Development Experience program, which allows students to get two extra credits from an internship experience.


SGA members await special election results

The Student Government Association met briefly Tuesday, Nov. 19 to discuss the initiatives that members are working on and the status of appeal hearings that can take place during its last three meetings of the semester.


Comcast brings free TV to students’ laptops

For Emerson students, watching television can be homework. The aspiring broadcast journalist watches CNN while eating her morning Cheerios, and the future comedy writer tunes in to Saturday Night Live once a week. Now these students have another option for watching TV through Emerson’s pioneering use of Comcast’s new online service, Xfinity on Campus.


Alumni design for parade

Kids watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may dream of appearing on a float someday. Even though they’ll still be watching from their couches, Matt Lowe and Eric Wahl will see something familiar: their athletic apparel designs worn by the parade’s jump roping team.


College honors late professor

On Nov. 1, Karl Baehr entered his Entrepreneurship I classroom in the Tufte Building and slammed a bag down on the front table.

Emerson professor Karl Baehr, 54, passes away

Karl Baehr, a 54-year-old Emerson marketing professor and senior executive in residence, died last night, according to an email President M. Lee Pelton sent the Emerson community Thursday afternoon.

Class of 2014 selects senior gift, will raise money for scholarship

The class of 2014 voted to create a scholarship as this year’s senior class gift. The funds will be used to provide students with scholarships, financial aid packages, and opportunities in professional development, according Rachel Pearson, associate director of alumni relations.

Communication sciences and disorders accelerates

Torque, pressure, and sound phenomena are coming back to Emerson, when a physics course re-enters the school’s curriculum next semester.


Women's volleyball team given option to not play

Eight of the 18 players on the Emerson women's volleyball team passed up the chance to play in the ECAC postseason tournament and missed the Lions' season finale.


Firm to complete external review

A New England professional services firm that focuses on school safety will review the college’s compliance with the federal anti-discrimination law Title IX and the Clery Act, a statute that requires disclosure of campus crimes, according to President M. Lee Pelton. This decision came after three students filed a federal complaint against the college with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights last month, claiming Emerson mishandled their sexual assault cases.