The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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Athletics to see changes

Weeks after a widely circulated petition focused the ire of frustrated athletes and alumni on the athletics administration, President M. Lee Pelton announced the formation of the Athletics Working Group to evaluate the department and form plans to strengthen it.

With marketing classes full, some forced to drop minor

It was two hours before Kara Pantano could register for the final marketing communication course she needed to fulfill her minor in the subject, when she said she checked her registration access page for the last time.

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Tech department presents second demonstration of WebCT replacement

Emerson’s technology teams hosted the second event in a series to replace WebCT, demonstrating the Learning Management System Sakai yesterday in the Bill Bordy Theatre.

Search for new college police chief launches

Nineteen weeks after George Noonan was fired, a committee of students and staff members met to discuss desired qualities for a new director of public safety and work toward appointing a new chief last Wednesday in a closed meeting in the Walker Building.

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Pelton, SGA tuition talk tense

Student leaders and administration officials sat at opposite ends of a long, rectangular table in the Bill Bordy Theatre Tuesday afternoon as tensions rose during an hour-long discussion on college finances.

Students draft Bill of Rights

When Colby Jackson applied to live off-campus for the first time, he thought he would be saving money. However, the junior communication studies major said he was surprised when the college notified him that he would automatically be losing $5,000 of his scholarship, an Emerson grant, when living off-campus.

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Andersen steps down as dean

Janis Andersen will resign as the dean of the school of communication after serving in the position for six years.

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Journalism chair to step down at semester's end

Ted Gup, who has served as the chair of the journalism department since 2009, will step down from his position at the end of this semester and go on sabbatical for one year.

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Students protest for farmworkers in Quincy

Nearly 50 people, including seven Emerson students, gathered outside of Stop & Shop’s New England headquarters through constant rain to protest what they say are unfair labor conditions supported by the supermarket chain.

Official from SGA outlining academic reforms

To the Academic Administration and Faculty of Emerson College:

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Students campaign to eliminate meat in dining hall one day a week

What started as a class project for an Energy and Sustainability course turned into a movement to chop some meat off the dining hall’s menu.

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Group gathers to demo first potential replacement for online learning system

Emerson’s Instructional Technology Group and the Learning Management System Advisory team hosted a demonstration to a small group faculty of Canvas, a new Learning Management System, in the Multipurpose Room yesterday

Official WLP chair, vice president hired

The college announced they filled two administrative vacancies April 5, naming a chair to the Writing, Literature, and Publishing department and selecting a new deputy for President M. Lee Pelton.

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SGA calls for improved prof evaluations and academic policy

After a week of discussion fraught with email discourse regarding its approval, Student Government Association passed a proposal last Thursday to reform the college’s academic policy, altering the way students evaluate professors and revoking a widely implemented three-absence class attendance rule.

Unidentified man enters 216 Tremont St., attempts theft

A man with three active warrants for his arrest allegedly tried Tuesday to steal an unattended purse and rummaged through an office in 216 Tremont St. before fleeing arrest, police said.