The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Emerson's Purple Key Society honors seniors

This academic year, 26 seniors will be inducted into Emerson College’s Purple Key Leadership Society, a recognition for high academic and civic engagement achievement.

SGA discusses award show and new position

At Tuesday’s meeting, SGA allocated $16,540 to ERA and appointed a new GLBT commissioner.


New summer study abroad offered in Austria

Emerson students will have the opportunity to to live in another castle.

SGA requests to raise activities fee by $20

SGA is recommending the Board of Trustees to increase the Student Activities Fee by $20 per year.


Marketing dept. to move to Walker’s 7th floor

The department of marketing communication will relocate from Walker Building's eighth and ninth floors to the newly renovated seventh floor.


Emerson’s game lab to test new civic work project

Civic Seed, a game created by Emerson’s Engagement Game Lab and Tufts University’s Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, engages gamers to think about civic engagement and volunteering.

Polling Society: African-Americans believe race relations are worsening

Emerson College Polling Society’s most recent survey found that more than half a century after the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 61 percent of African-Americans feel race relations are worsening.


SGA approves appeal, sets dates for elections

The Student Government Association allocated $3,161 to Your Magazine during its Feb. 18 meeting.


Sustainability position nixed, green initiatives continue

Melissa Amaral was the sustainability and marketing director at Sodexo last semester, but in late October the company eliminated her position and reassigned her responsibilities among its employees.

VMA dept. requests attendance at screenings, gallery

The visual and media arts department will now ask all students in the major to attend at least two screenings or visit the Huret and Spector Gallery twice this semester.

New civic media program to bring in 4 faculty members

Emerson will hire four new professors to focus on the intersection of new media, civic engagement, and activism.

AEPhi gets over $6k in appeal for annual event

SGA unanimously approved a $6,421.82 appeal by Alpha Epsilon Phi for its 10th annual Ribbons on the Runway fundraiser.


Indoor garden project will come to campus

The trial stage for the new Emerson garden will place 14 planter boxes filled with organic seeds and soil in windowsills around campus.


Mexican artists honor black political leaders with painting

A three-by-four foot acrylic painting of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., and President Barack Obama is now on display on the 10th floor of Walker Building.


ECPD to test new 24/7 building entry procedure

A new campus security proposal will require students, faculty, and staff to use their Emerson IDs 24/7 to enter all buildings, starting March 10.