The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, October 21, 2017

New vice president to start in May

Jeffrey Schoenherr was hired as the new vice president for development and alumni relations in an email to the Emerson community, President M. Lee Pelton announced in a mass email this afternoon.

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SGA recommends activities fee increase

As part of its annual recommendation to the board of trustees, the Student Government Association (SGA) will suggest a $10 per year increase of the student activities fee.

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Students plan for solar panels

As part of a project for their Earth and Sustainability course, four students are planning the next steps to reduce the amount of carbon emissions at Emerson through an initiative to install solar panels on campus.

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College bans sale of plastic water bottles on campus

In an email to the Emerson community yesterday, President M. Lee Pelton announced the college will phase out the sale of bottled water and discourage the purchase of bottled water with college funds

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Student government calls for financial assessment

The Student Government Association (SGA) called on Emerson’s administration to curb the financial burden of this year’s tuition hike by reconsidering forthcoming construction projects, freezing tuition increases so each grade pays the same price for all four years, and improving its communication with the student representatives.

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Dozens Gathered to Protest Against MBTA Cuts

Today, around 12:30pm, a diverse group of people met outside the Transportation Building on Stuart Street. Occupiers, the Boston Chinatown Resident Association, and others waived their sundry banners in the chilly spring air. The Boston Police were on the outskirts of the large group.

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Fire in Back Bay leaves off-campus students without electricity

After a three alarm fire left much of Boylston Street dark Tuesday night, off-campus Emerson students living in the area will remain without power until at least tomorrow, Boston fire officials said. Steve MacDonald, a Boston Fire Department spokesman, said crews responded to a fire caused by a 115,000 volt transformer on Scotia Street at 6:27 p.m. Tuesday. The building, an electrical substation owned and operated by NStar, is adjacent to the Back Bay Hilton hotel, which was immediately evacuated.

Massive fire in the Back Bay shrouds the city in smoke and darkness

A fire near the Back Bay Hilton, just over a mile away from Emerson College, poured smoke into the streets and draped the city in an unusual darkness. Boston's Fire Department reported the fire early on the evening of March 13, which was burning in a 115,000 volt electric transformer.

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Local businesses anticipate influx of Emerson students

As excavators dig the three-story deep foundation for Emerson’s satellite campus in downtown Hollywood, businesses in the surrounding area are anticipating the influx of student customers when the first class enters in 2014.

Video: Scenes from the LA campus groundbreaking

See a short video of the official groundbreaking for Emerson College's Los Angeles campus. Hundreds gathered in a long white tent on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gordon Street in Hollywood Thursday for the ceremony.

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Text of President Pelton's groundbreaking remarks

"...we extend Emerson’s distinctive curricular footprint across an entire continent, from the shores of one ocean to the shores of another, confident in our capacity to take full advantage of what Los Angeles is and what it will be, a city of brilliant light and unending promise."

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College breaks ground on Los Angeles campus

Nearly a decade after Emerson officials began planning a permanent satellite location here in the heart of Hollywood, more than 100 gathered Thursday beside the three-story deep ditch out of which will rise the college’s West Coast campus.

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A social media roundup of the Hollywood groundbreaking

A social media-based overview of the Los Angeles campus groundbreaking. Emerson College President Lee Pelton, Henry Winkler '67, Antonio R. Villaraigosa, and other guests officially welcomed the college's new facility on March 8.

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Small faculty group in Boston gathers to watch groundbreaking

Although the majority of the campus has remained quiet during spring break this week, faculty gathered Thursday afternoon in the multipurpose room of Piano Row to watch the live video of the Los Angeles campus groundbreaking ceremony.

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Renderings of Emerson's new LA campus

Here's what Emerson's new campus in the heart of Hollywood will look like.