The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Rebranding initiative holds student focus group

The nine participants at the focus group discussed their thoughts on Emerson, how students feel about the school, daily life for students, and how others might perceive Emerson.

Outcome unclear for two sexual assault lawsuits

The legal questions that the two lawsuits against Emerson raise, legal experts said, require stringent evidence to establish liability, and represent actively evolving fields of law.


Linda Moore, former VP of academic affairs, is remembered

During her 10 years at the college, Linda Moore, the former vice president of academic affairs, became an integral part of the Emerson community, from drafting the faculty handbook to faithfully remembering her colleagues’ birthdays.


Adjunct professors write to Pelton for higher pay

Over 30 professors wrote to President M. Lee Pelton calling for more institutional support for part-time faculty members as part of a campaign that culminated on Feb. 25.

Campus Crime Log: Feb. 26

Wednesday, Feb. 18: A male student got stuck inside of an elevator on the seventh floor of the Little Building.

National survey looks to gather student experiences

The survey lets college administrators know if students at Emerson are challenged, engaged in their learning, and critically thinking about a wide range of perspectives.

Institute panel discusses ISIS ideology

Two professors aimed to help students better understand the rapid ascendance of ISIS since last summer and to clear up the misconceptions that many still have about the group.

SGA learns about badges for acquired skills, grants appeals

Robert Sabal, the interim dean of the School of The Arts, discussed digital badges, or awards given to students for obtaining skills that can be displayed on online profiles.

Alum remembered as talented comedian and giving mentor

Emerson alumnus Harris Wittels, a comedian beloved by his colleagues and admired by Emerson students, was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Feb. 19.

College requests more time to respond to second lawsuit

Lawyers for Emerson College and six administrators have asked for additional time to answer a second lawsuit filed by a student who alleges the school mishandled her rape case.


New interim Title IX coordinator appointed

Emerson recently announced Betsy Facher Rauch would be its interim Title IX coordinator, starting on March 1, while the search for a full-time coordinator continues.


Two top administrators leaving college

Jeffrey Schoenherr, vice president of alumni relations, announced he would leave next week. Kelly Bates, who was the founding executive director of the Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning & Research, left on Feb. 6.


College discusses plans for Little Building in public hearing

The Little Building project will focus on securing the structure, adding student beds by adding a new 13th floor, and revamping the dining hall.

Norman Lear receives writing award

Emerson alumnus Norman Lear was chosen to receive the Writers Guild of America East’s Evelyn F. Burkey Award, which recognizes people who have brought “honor and dignity” to writers, according to WGA East’s website.