The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SGA appoints PR chair

The Student Government Association voted unanimously to name junior Capri DeBiccari as the new Public Relations Chair. This seat has been vacant since the beginning of the semester.

With set gone, business class works to rebrand the library

A business class is looking to rebrand the area of the Iwasaki Library that was once home to the set of Will & Grace, and now serves as a study space many students find “off-putting,” according to polls conducted by the class.

College to poll students on ‘climate’

Emerson is launching the Emerson360: Community Climate Survey on Nov. 3 to help create a college-wide action plan regarding, among other things, diversity and inclusion and safety and interpersonal violence, according to Emerson’s website. The survey, estimated to take 20 minutes to complete, will be open from Nov. 3 to 21, and will have two components, one for students and one for faculty and staff.

City marks 10-year anniversary of student’s death

Ten years ago this month, after the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees in game seven of the American League Championship Series, Emerson junior journalism major Victoria Snelgrove was killed in a raucous postgame celebration.

Isis Magazine to change name

Isis Magazine, an online campus publication, has decided to change its name after students asked writers if there was any connection to the Islamic State in Syria, said Willie Burnley, its editor-in-chief.

LA-based alum reported missing

Emerson graduate Wesley Von Tracy has been missing since Sept. 12 according to the website


College dedicates mural to Walker Building

In a small ceremony on the 10th floor of the Walker Building on Oct. 16, students, educators and administrators gathered to dedicate a mural inside the establishment to the building itself.


Experts discuss summer supermarket controversy

Two media officials discussed the leadership styles of Market Basket supermarket board members following this summer’s personnel controversy in the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre Monday evening.


Straus remembered for kindness, humor

In the time she spent at Emerson, people who knew her said she made them laugh, went out of her way to help classmates, and helped build a community that now feels a void.


Emerson adds inclusive gender options to application

When prospective students fill out applications for Emerson College this year, they will be able to choose from a more expansive list of gender identities for the first time.

Jay Leno to return to television

Jay Leno is putting down his late night mic and picking up a tire iron for his return to television.

Poll: Charlie Baker gaining ground

A recent poll from the Emerson Polling Society and WGBH showed that Charlie Baker is the favored candidate in the Massachusetts governor race.

Man charged for stabbing park rangers on Common

Bodio Hutchinson, 34, was charged with armed assault with the intent to murder; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; and assault and battery on a public employee, at his arraignment Wednesday afternoon.

After 10 months, financial aid director hired

After nearly 10 months without a director, the Office of Financial Aid has filled this key vacancy.