The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, December 9, 2016

New VP for development and alumni relations named

Dr. Ronald Korvas has been named vice president of development and alumni relations, according to the Emerson website.

College announces Commencement speakers

Novelist Alice Sebold will give the undergraduate address at this year’s commencement ceremony.


Year in review: Cultural competency, college-wide

After students flooded a monthly faculty assembly meeting last spring with demands for cultural competency, President M. Lee Pelton promised change would be made.


Students walk for Fight for $15 campaign

About 10 Emerson students, organized by the college’s Progressives and Radicals In Defense of Employees (PRIDE), joined thousands last Thursday on Boston Common to walk for the “Fight for $15” national and annual day of action for low-wage workers.

Emerson staff vote to unionize

Emerson’s clerical, technical, and professional staff in academic affairs voted last Thursday to form a union with Service Employees International Union Local 888.

Students dissatisfied with senior marketing courses

Just weeks before walking across the stage at commencement, Lia Brouillard, a senior marketing communication major, said she values the knowledge she’s gained from studying at Emerson. She said, however, that her program does have its shortcomings.

Community members walk for survivors of sexual assault

Members of the Emerson community participated in the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s Walk for Change last Sunday, raising over $200 in registration fees, according to Melanie Matson, director of the office of Violence Prevention and Response.

SGA addresses diversity and course offerings for academic initiative

The Student Government Association revised the 2015-2016 academic initiative to include increased diversity in curriculum, and broader course offerings at last Thursday’s meeting.

Petition created in response to cancellation of ELA Acting class

Students and alumni in the college’s performing arts community have created a petition to voice their displeasure with Emerson Los Angeles’s choice to stop offering The Business of Acting class for the fall semester.


Annual tuition rise reflects higher rate of increase

Emerson has announced its annual tuition and room and board increase, another peg in the decades-long surge beyond national norms.


First ever TEDxEmersonCollege event held last weekend

Members of the Emerson community were de-coding transphobia, advocating for ergonomic education, and giving a voice to black visibility last weekend at TEDxEmersonCollege.

SGA grants appeals to em Mag, CPLA, and Emertainment Monthly

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Student Government Association granted appeals for two organizations: the Communication, Politics, and Law Association, and Emertainment Monthly.

TEDx to talk trans spaces and gay porn

From the visibility of the transgender community to why women watch gay male porn, TEDxEmersonCollege will feature six speeches from the Emerson community, according to Christina Safford, the event’s speaker coordinator and sophomore political communications major.

Journalism department to give students laptops

The journalism department will issue computers loaded with video editing and other software to incoming freshmen this fall, according to Paul Niwa, associate professor and chair.

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