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Friday, October 21, 2016

Student producers organize speaker event on campus

Emerson Independent Video will host the first TEDxEmersonCollege with the theme “Evolution through Expression” later this semester.

College names new Elma Lewis leader

Emerson named Judy Pryor-Ramirez as the new executive director of the Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning, and Research. Pryor-Ramirez will begin transitioning to the college throughout this semester, and will officially take on the title in July, according to a school-wide email sent last week by Sylvia Spears, vice president for diversity and inclusion.

College readies website for mobile

Emerson will update its website on Sunday in preparation for an anticipated overhaul in fall 2017, according to a school-wide email from Andrew Tiedemann, vice president for communications and marketing.

Crime Log 2/25

This week's crime log.

ECPS polls Massachusetts, Texas to finish primary coverage

The Emerson College Polling Society found that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are tied among Democratic voters in Massachusetts. The two candidates each hold 46 percent of the vote, with 5 percent undecided, according to a Feb. 22 press release.


Engagement Lab partners with local institutions in Boston Civic Media Consortium

Members of Emerson’s faculty have partnered with other colleges and organizations around the area to form the Boston Civic Media Consortium, a network aimed at advancing research on multiple levels throughout the city.


Diversity in Departments: Communication studies connects with community

The communication studies department seeks to improve diversity through immersion by partnering with a local outreach program for students from low-income communities, Bird Street Community Center.


#BlackLivesMatter organizers visit campus

Two leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement urged students to participate in anti-racist activism in a talk organized by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Opal Tometi, co-founder of the movement, and Janaya Khan, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto, presented to an audience of 120 students in the Bright Family Screening Room as part of the college’s celebration of Black History Month.

OHRL looks to fill Senior Associate position

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is looking for a new Senior Associate Director. Amanda Turnley, now director of assessment, care and case management in Student Life, held the position until the beginning of the semester.

2/18 Crime Log

This week's crime log.


Grad students and alumni take trip to Sundance

Anna Feder, programming manager in the visual and media arts department, took six graduate students and three recent alumnae to the Sundance Film Festival this January on a trip exclusively for women.


Diversity in Departments: Bringing research into marketing communication

The marketing communication department’s two main goals for this academic year are improving diversity and fostering a sense of a community within the program, according to Brenda Wrigley, chair.

SGA grants two appeals

The Student Government Association granted two appeals Tuesday from both the Emerson Poetry Project and the 2016 Emerson Recognition and Achievement Awards Committee.

New space for students to relax in Campus Center

The college opened its Reflection Room on Tuesday in the Campus Center to provide students with a quiet space for relaxation and meditation.

Polling Society accurately predicts Iowa, NH election results

The Emerson College Polling Society correctly predicted that Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders would win the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.