The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


New managing director settles in at Engagement Lab

Emerson’s Engagement Lab named Mariko Davidson the new managing director, according to the department's newsletter.

Former student defends claim of mishandled rape case following college’s request to dismiss lawsuit

A former student, who is suing Emerson for what she alleges was a mishandling of her rape case, is maintaining her claims in response to the college’s request that the court dismiss her lawsuit.

College responds to Dateline episode featuring former students

In an email to the Emerson community, President M. Lee Pelton responded to the NBC Dateline episode on campus sexual assault that featured the stories of two former Emerson students.

NBC's Dateline features former students in episode on sexual assault

Two former Emerson students will be featured on an episode of NBC’s Dateline regarding sexual assault on college campuses.

After dismissal, former student resubmits Title IX complaint

A former student who sued Emerson for mishandling her rape case filed an amended complaint to her lawsuit on May 27.

College hires new assistant vice president for faculty affairs

Carol Parker, an Elvin E. Overton distinguished professor of law at the University of Tennessee College of Law, will fill the position of assistant vice president for faculty affairs at Emerson starting July 8, according to an email sent to the Emerson community from Chief Academic Officer Michaele Whelan.

Faculty responds to students’ call for cultural competency education

A motion to create a committee to address concerns about cultural competency at Emerson was unanimously approved at a special Faculty Assembly meeting on May 5.


Class of 2015 graduates with laughter and words of wisdom

Over 900 students from the class of 2015 graduated from Emerson College on May 18 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Court dismisses lawsuit alleging Emerson mishandled rape case

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against Emerson filed by Jillian Doherty, a former student who alleges the college mishandled her rape case, and gave her until May 28 to refile her complaint.

Emerson students seen as offbeat and ambitious, research says

Research conducted for the college’s rebranding initiative found that Emerson students are “quirky and driven” and that some alumni are unimpressed by the popular “Emerson Mafia” moniker.

SGA urges college to implement cultural competency classes

The Student Government Association said it “fully supports” initiatives calling for cultural competency and sensitivity courses introduced at a demonstration earlier in the week.


Consulting firm for businesswomen wins student entrepreneurship competition

18 student ideas generated in the yearlong Emerson Experience in Entrepreneurship program were showcased at the annual E3 Expo.


Robin Roberts, “Good Morning America” co-host, to deliver commencement speech

In two weeks, Robin Roberts will say “good morning” not to America—but to Emerson.


Christopher remembered for individualism, humor, and compassion

Lilly Kate Christopher died on April 6 in the hospital with family by her side. Kevin Christopher, her father, requested that the circumstances of his daughter’s death be kept private.

Board of Overseers and Board of Trustees undergo changes

President M. Lee Pelton and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Jeff Greenhawt announced new appointments to both the Board of Trustees and the Board of Overseers in a press release on April 22, effective May 1.