The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, August 28, 2015

Students join Super Bowl celebration

Emerson students celebrated the New England Patriots’ 2015 Super Bowl win on Sunday night when they joined fans on the Boston Common and again on Wednesday as a parade passed the college.

Suffolk to sell Beacon Hill property

Suffolk University, Emerson’s neighbor, is selling two of its buildings on Beacon Hill.

Alum's show wins Golden Globe

The CW Network’s show Jane the Virgin recently won a Golden Globe award, and a member of the show behind the scenes has ties to Emerson.

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Behind the scenes of an Emerson snow day

Major storms have dropped record amounts of snow on the Boston area this season, forcing Emerson administrators to make judgement calls about canceling classes and shutting down campus amenities and requiring staff members to stay at a nearby hotel.

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Students call for better elevator access

After students with disabilities voiced their concerns that access to the second floor of the Little Building was limited, the college installed elevator call buttons on the first floor and better railings for the stairs between the floors.

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Tapping hours decreased at Little Building stairs

Emerson has limited access to the Little Building stairway between floors three and 12—a decision, prompted in part by the state’s minimum wage increase of $1, that has caused dissatisfaction among residents.

College hires new director of housing and residence life

Emerson College has appointed Erik Muurisepp as the new associate dean and director of Housing and Residence Life. He is scheduled to start working at Emerson on Feb. 2.

Polling Society joins Transparency Initiative

Last week, the Emerson College Polling Society affirmed its commitment to unbiased research methods and credibility by becoming a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research Transparency Initiative.

Campus Crime Log 1/29

A lit candle fell onto a bed causing minor damage to a mattress. ECPD went to the student’s suite to make sure the mattress was not smoldering. Facilities Management was notified for clean-up.

Dining hall introduces new theme

The dining hall is bringing a new tavern-inspired food theme to its menu, the Lion’s Den Pub Grub, starting on Friday, Jan. 30, according to Steven Canario, the general manager of dining services.

Emerson police dispatcher promoted to officer

Jacqueline Martinez was sworn into the Emerson College Police Department as a patrol officer this month, according to Emerson’s website.

SGA recognizes new orgs

Ten organizations became recognized by the Student Government Association last Thursday after being reviewed by the Organization Recognition and Review Board.

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New option for minors aimed at student-athletes

The individually designed minor program, or IDM, will allow students to choose courses they believe will benefit them in their field of work.