The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, November 27, 2015

Demolition continues on Boylston Place dorm

The new 1-3 Boylston Place residence hall is in the demolition phase of construction, a process that started early this summer and is scheduled to be completed in August 2017.


College to reevaluate use of Colonial Theatre

The future of the Emerson Colonial Theatre  is unclear, according to President M. Lee Pelton.


Counseling center aims to improve services

Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services, or ECAPS, has implemented a 24-hour counseling hotline available to all students, as well as a new protocol for dealing with life-threatening mental illness.

College delays next phase of rebranding initiative

A survey to collect data for the next phase of Emerson’s rebranding initiative, originally expected to launch on Sept. 2, has been delayed until later in the semester.

College hires first full-time Title IX coordinator

Emerson has named Pamela White as the college’s first full-time Associate Vice President for Title IX and Clery Act Coordinator, according to an email sent on Sept. 2 by Sylvia Spears, vice president for diversity and inclusion.


VMA television studios to broadcast in high definition

Emerson’s two television studios now have the technology to broadcast in high definition (HD), according to Brooke Knight, chair of the visual and media arts department.

Emerson tops Princeton Review list of LGBTQ-friendly colleges

Emerson has been named the most LGBTQ-friendly institution for higher education by The Princeton Review, reclaiming the position after falling to third on the list in Fall 2014.

Pelton removed as defendant from student Title IX lawsuit

After a hearing on July 8, the federal court decided the lawsuit filed by a former student who alleges the college mishandled her rape case will continue to trial.

Fraternity suspension lifted early after appeal

Emerson’s chapter Sigma Alpha Epsilon will return to campus Fall 2015 from a semester-long suspension.