The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, November 23, 2014

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ArtsEmerson founder Rob Orchard to step down

After staging dozens of award-winning productions, creating relationships with 39 artistic companies, and building an audience over four seasons, ArtsEmerson founder Rob Orchard is stepping down.

Registry connects participants, studies  

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has created a research registry and is looking for potential participants both inside and outside the Emerson community.

MIT bans parties after incident 

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has banned large parties and gatherings after a woman fell from the third story of a house at a Lambda Chi Alpha party on Aug. 31, according to MIT’s student newspaper, The Tech.

Health communication masters program turns 20

Emerson’s health communication master’s program turns 20 this school year. The graduate program is part of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and collaborates with Tufts University School of Medicine.

New interim dean of grad studies

Jan Roberts-Breslin, a visual and media arts professor, was named the new interim dean of graduate studies, according to an email Chief Academic Officer Michaele Whelan sent to the Emerson community on Sept. 3.

Hempfest: No smoking allowed 

This is the first time the rally will be held after smoking any substance in public parks in Boston became illegal.

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Pelton takes the ice bucket challenge

President M. Lee Pelton participate in the ALS ice bucket challenge after nominations from Berklee College of Music President Roger Brown and the staff of the EVVYs.

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P.R.I.D.E. and Sodexo workers gather again in unionization effort

20 students and Sodexo workers joined together in a quick and quiet delegation to remind the general manager of dining services at Emerson that employees are still waiting for a decision to go about a fair process for a union.

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Survivor advocate candidates pitch strategies

The four candidates for a new sexual assault survivor advocate position visited campus in the past week, and presented their plans for sexual violence prevention to audiences marked by low student attendance.

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Student station managers no longer paid at WERS

For the first time in seven years, student station managers at WERS, the college’s student-run public radio station, are no longer being paid for their work.

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Title IX complaint alleges gender discrimination in Emerson athletics

An advocacy group filed a Title IX complaint, now dismissed, that accused Emerson College of not providing equal opportunities to male and female student athletes.

Xfinity on Campus, here to stay

After piloting the program last year, Xfinity On Campus will remain an option for media-loving Emerson students, and will now be available at six other colleges and universities.

School to replace “out of date” camera system

The school plans to upgrade its security camera system in the next several months. Currently, almost all of Emerson’s security cameras lack recording capability, and the few that do record are only viewed in the case of a potential crime.

Emerson to dispute sexual assault lawsuit allegations

Emerson plans to dispute the allegations outlined in a lawsuit filed by a former student who alleges the school mishandled her rape case.

Colleges required to provide off-campus student addresses

Colleges with an off-campus student population in Boston are required to provide a list of those students' addresses after a vote by the Boston City Council Aug. 20. The list needs to be submitted by schools to the City Council by Nov. 15, and again within 45 days of the start of every new semester or quarter, according to the Boston Globe.