The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, April 21, 2014

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.

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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.

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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.

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Candidates vie for open spots on SGA

Candidates from the upcoming Student Government Association’s special elections spoke at a Press Night on Nov. 13 about their goals and experience. There are nine open positions. Those who are elected will officially begin their positions next semester.

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Administrator works on online class plan

Emerson plans to expand its online course offerings, according to Michaele Whelan, vice president for academic affairs.

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Curbing his enthusiasm: Larry David discusses inspiration with students

Even though Larry David is the creator of one of the most highly acclaimed television series of all time, he still shows up for most important events with dirty sneakers, tube socks, and a self-deprecating sense of humor.

Emerson reaccreditation soon to reach conclusion

Emerson’s reaccreditation process will come to a conclusion after more than two years of work, once the college receives its final letter of affirmation within the next few weeks. Moving forward, the college will work to fix two main problems identified by the accreditation body — a lack of culture of assessment through college-wide standards and difficulty in incorporating the liberal arts curriculum across the college — according to Donna Heiland, vice president and special assistant to the president.

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School of Communication receives $200,000 Davis Grant, plans to improve technology and curricula

Emerson’s School of Communication received a $200,000 grant in July for undergraduate programs, which it plans to allocate to faculty projects and an upcoming school-wide restructuring, according to Phillip Glenn, the interim dean of the school of communication.

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Students find mentors in Board of Overseers

Internships, mentorships, and in-the-field experience: things Emerson students desire. Now, the college is working to enhance a program that offers all of these opportunities together.

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Student group wins funds for AIDS awareness event

The Student Government Association approved an appeal by the Musical Theatre Society during its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The group requested funds for the 13th annual installment of its Emerson Fights AIDS Week.

Fraternity wins appeal money for "Movember"

The Student Government Association approved the first appeal of the semester during its meeting on Tuesday Oct. 29. Brothers of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon requested funds for an upcoming monthlong men’s health campaign called Movember.

Students say goodbye to set

Josephine Cooper, a sophomore performing arts major, stood in the kitchen of the Will & Grace set in Emerson’s Iwasaki Library and, as she pretended to use the sink, flashed a smile for a photo.

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Counseling center struggles to meet the demands of students

Suzi Pietroluongo, a senior performing arts major, said she saw a counselor through Emerson’s Counseling and Psychological Services last spring after going through a traumatic experience, but found herself dissatisfied with the result. She said that while the counselor himself was supportive, she needed more time with him than was available.