Instead of stepping into the bar of the Sweetwater Tavern for a pitcher of beer, students could be walking into a new 18-story, residence hall with a roof terrace and views of the Boston Common and the State House by Spring 2016.
The Emerson College Police Department will roll out a series of new procedures this academic year, including changes to building entry policies, pending approval from President M. Lee Pelton. The changes would tighten security on campus, said Chief of Police Robert Smith.
Emerson will have a new service provider come the fall, France-based company Sodexo. This change will come with a reorganization of the meal plan system and fresher food, according to Jay Phillips, the associate vice president for facilities and campus services.
On this week's Beacon Beat: Emerson students raise over $500,000 for marathon bombing victims, a review of Gangsters in Concrete's new book, and a debate about whether college athletes should be paid.
Last June, Sean Clampett said his parents sat him down to talk about what he described as a huge problem. After his first year at Emerson, the current sophomore said he lost most of his financial aid package. Clampett said he knew if his tuition issue was not resolved, he would be forced to leave Emerson and attend a community college.
The former piano teacher of Lu Lingzi, one of the victims who died in the attacks, provided musical accompaniment, with performances at the beginning, middle and end of the panel. The discussion was broadcasted live on WBUR as a part of the On Point program, a two-hour talk show about stories in the news and other interesting topics.
Sitting in the front seat of a crowded van with her Emerson softball teammates, Alex Magistro was trying to get comfortable. The team was on its way to the final dinner of a preseason spring training trip in Florida. Magistro, who had sustained a concussion earlier in the week, was nauseous and ready to go back to Boston.
When he first sipped a sweet Shirley Temple at his aunt’s wedding as a child, junior Jon Allen said he instantly became hooked on the drink. To this day, he said he still loves ordering it at restaurants.
Emerson College has partnered with Berklee College of Music to offer students a new study-abroad program for the coming academic year in Valencia, Spain, according to David Griffin, director of international study and external programs.
On this week's Beacon Beat: The Emerson community's responses to Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, awards for senior WLP majors, a recap of the men's volleyball game, and a review of California Suite.
At its meeting on Thursday, the Student Government Association passed an initiative for a recycling program on campus and another to alter the course offerings at Emerson’s Kasteel Well program in the Netherlands.
After walking into the dining hall, Gabriel Volcovich begins his hunt for kosher food, which the freshman said is often in limited supply.
As uncertainty and fear surrounded the streets of Boston on Monday when two bombs were detonated at the finish line of the city’s annual marathon, the college locked down its campus and activated its emergency notification system.
Gathering to reflect upon and share stories from the bombing that abruptly ended the Boston Marathon, a tense and teary-eyed crowd filled the Cutler Majestic Theatre Wednesday morning. Members of the Emerson community gave their accounts of the incident, and thanked one another for their support over the past 72 hours.
Security at Emerson and across Boston will be heightened tomorrow, as classes remain on a regular schedule after two explosive devices were detonated at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon, less than a mile from the college.