In an attempt to become financially independent, WERS, Emerson’s student-run public radio station, made unprecedented changes to the 68-year-old organization, said Jack Casey, the general manager. Channel representatives hired a new professional host and cancelled two popular late-night urban music programs.
Following its move to the Walker Building earlier this month, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will begin a series of new activities and initiatives for students and staff.
Although social media, video games, and the internet are often blamed for deteriorating relationships, Emerson’s Engagement Game Lab is determined to use these resources to inspire social change and civic involvement.
The Student Government Association’s budget for appeals is the lowest the group has seen in recent years, according to SGA Treasurer John Dentinger.
ARAMARK, the previous food service provider at Emerson, failed to compost its food waste during the last months of its contract, according to a former ARAMARK employee. The alleged failure would indicate the company deceived administrators and students, who said they thought ARAMARK was managing its food waste in a sustainable way.
On this week's Beacon Beat: Alum Samantha Russo vies for Miss America, a look at the college's largest-ever donation, the hiring of two new full-time coaches, and a profile of Emerson comedians Charlie Fay and Jordan Perry.
In an effort to become more connected with students this year, the Emerson College Police Department will launch a community-liaison officer program and offer department-run classes, said Chief of Police Robert Smith.
Emerson held its 12th annual vigil for 9/11 on Boston Common, with remarks from Tita Puopolo, an Emerson alumna from the class of 1996, whose mother died in the attack.
In July, Emerson College received the largest gift in the financial aid department's history: $2 million from Leo Hindery Jr. and wife, Patti Wheeler Hindery. The donation will predominantly go to financial aid and to helping students take part in activities they could not afford on their own.
The Student Government Association determined dates for the upcoming special elections and appointed new commissioners Tuesday during the first SGA meeting of the year.
The college will look to hire 40 additional full-time teaching staff members over the next five years as part of a plan devised by President M. Lee Pelton, according to Michaele Whelan, chief academic officer.
Emerson juniors Charlie Fay and Jordan Perry don’t have too much to say about their comedic experiences, at least not right away. What they really wanted to talk more about was their new apartment by Northeastern — namely, the sad state it was in.
On this week's Beacon Beat: Emerson plans to expand its campus, a look at the new student orientation, the college searches for a permanent athletic director, and a profile of poet Donnie Welsh.
A personal invitation to the MTV Video Music Awards seems out of reach for anyone without a platinum album. But Lane Brenner, a recent Emerson graduate, found herself on the guest list when she, along with co-founders of the Boston Strong campaign Nick Reynolds and Chris Dobens, were surprised with tickets to the network’s famous award show for their charitable work.
Emerson will see a number of changes to its dining hall and recycling methods this year with the arrival of the school’s new service provider, Sodexo.