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Department chair resigns after four years, will stay at college

After four years as chair of the communication studies department, Richard West resigned from the leadership position last week to become a full-time professor at Emerson. West will finish the semester as chair while the department searches for a replacement.

SGA Election results announced

Student Government Association elections results for Fall 2012.

Two resign from SGA commissioner positions

At the Student Government Association meeting Tuesday, Joint Session voted to approve the resignations of Regina Lutskiy as the LGBTQ commissioner and Donovan Birch as the on-campus commissioner.

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Comm Week panel addresses post-graduation job search struggles

After 14 months of unemployment in her hometown of Lancaster, Penn., Emerson alumna Heidi Smucker said she decided to take her job search elsewhere, moving to New York City without a plan or much money.

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MBTA finalizes fare increases and cuts

Lessening its previously laid-out plans, the MBTA approved a new, short-term fix to a $161 million budget deficit at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

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Students plan for Community Garden

Under the scoreboard at Rotch Field in the South End is a small patch of grass. The dormant area is crowded with dried dirt and brown weeds, contrasting the green turf.

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Officials discuss cost of higher education at economics panel

Four politically active panelists engaged in a heated debate about financing higher education in a discussion organized by Emerson Democrats, Emerson Republicans, and Emerson Peace and Social Justice Tuesday night in the Walker Building.

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Senatorial candidate appeals to Emerson’s college democrats

United States Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren stumped for building the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as she appealed to scores of students last Saturday at the College Democrats of Mass. convention held at Emerson.

Alumni stop donations, want change for athletes

Some alumni have vowed to stop donating to Emerson until the college investigates concerns about Athletic Director Kristen Parnell raised by a recent petition signed by hundreds of current and former athletes.

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SGA candidates for Fall 2012

Find a full list of the candidates at yesterday’s Student Government Association speech night below with each hopeful’s year, major, and goals if elected.

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SGA candidates call for meal plan and academic reform at speech night

Student Government Association candidates vowed to continue working on current initiatives at speech night Monday, as many stated they want to push harder for meal plan and academic reform at the college.

SGA candidates deliver campaign speeches: A live social media roundup

Follow this live, continuously updated social media roundup of the SGA candidates' campaign speeches.

Public Safety Log

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Kony 2012 video to be screened

Representatives from Invisible Children, the advocacy group behind the controversial Kony 2012 viral video that calls for the arrest of a Ugandan warlord  will screen the film at Emerson this week. They will speak in the Bill Bordy Theater April 1 at an event presented by Emerson Peace and Social Justice. The group will screen Kony 2012 and open a discussion about its campaign. This will be the third time Invisible Children — a group focused on raising awareness in central Africa — has visited the college.

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Tuition to increase 4.3 percent

The annual hike in tuition and housing costs plateaued for the next academic year, increasing by the same 4.3 percent, or $1,976, as in 2011. While the 4.3 percent increase is no more than it was for the 2011-2012 academic year, it is a lower percentage than the rise two years ago. In 2010-2011, the increase for tuition was 4.6 percent, the room and board increase was 4.9 percent, and the tuition and room and board increase combined was 4.5 percent, according to President M. Lee Pelton.