The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Two VP and Dean candidates hold open forums

Forums were held on Dec. 1 and 2 for Emerson community members to meet two candidates for the new Vice President and Dean of Campus Life position.

Crime Log 12/3

This week's crime log.

SGA election results announced

The classes of 2018 and 2019 both elected presidents in the fall 2015 Student Government Association elections, according to James Rowland SGA election chair. Several department senators were also voted in.

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Bias reporting system allows anonymity

The Bias Response Program, launched in September in response to complaints regarding a lack of cultural competency on campus, recently began offering an anonymous reporting system.

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More students requesting accommodations from Disability Services Office

The number of requests seeking aid from the Disability Services Office has more than doubled in the last three years, making up 10 percent of the student body, according to the most recent DSO year end report.

Rebranding survey released

A survey for Emerson’s rebranding initiative was released on Nov. 12 for students, staff, faculty, and alumni to include their voices in Emerson’s new narrative identity, including a new logo and website.

LA adjuncts faculty await election to determine union

The National Labor Relations Board has scheduled an election to determine whether Emerson’s adjunct faculty in Los Angeles will be represented by a union. Organizers within the LA part­-time faculty have been actively campaigning since September for representation under the American Association of University Professors.

SGA holds press night

The Student Government Association held its press night on Nov. 17 for the recent election, which began Tuesday at midnight and was open for 24 hours.

SGA discusses Colonial task force

The Board of Trustees ad hoc Task Force that will decide the new purpose of Emerson’s Colonial Theatre was discussed extensively during Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting.

Crime Log 11/19

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Three new trustees appointed to board

Emerson appointed three new members to the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, according to a press release on the college’s website by Andrew Tiedemann, vice president of communications and marketing.

New executive director hired for professional studies

Lesley Nichols will start as the executive director of professional studies and special programs on Dec. 7, according to an email from Jan Roberts-Breslin, interim dean of graduate students.

Engagement Lab received grant to mobilize civic game

The Engagement Lab, an applied research facility at Emerson, received $35,000 on Nov. 3 from the Knight Foundation to develop a mobile application for @Stake, a table-top debate card game created almost two years ago.

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Taylor Swift lip dub creates controversy on campus

A lip dub that sparked controversy among campus organizations is no longer being used as a promotional video for the college, as of Nov. 10. The performance featured songs by popular artist Taylor Swift, and many multicultural organizations said they chose not to participate in the project due to Swift’s history of racial insensitivity.