The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Libertarian VP candidate visits college

Hours after Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson stumbled through a question about Aleppo—a gaffe that drew national attention—his running mate William Weld defended him in a scheduled Q&A on campus with reporters and Emerson College students.


LA part-time faculty ratifies union contract

Most of Emerson’s Los Angeles part-time faculty will receive a salary boost thanks to their recently-formed union’s new contract with the college, according to Jennifer Vandever, the interim president of the union.


Polling Society survey shows Trump closing gap

The Emerson College Polling Society released results last Thursday from a national poll that showed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a close tie.


Chipotle moves into City Place

The new Chipotle in City Place, just steps away from Boloco, opened June 30. This new location is one of seven within a two-mile radius of the college, according to Chipotle's website.


The Dogtor is in: ECAPS gets therapy dog

Rudy, the newest four-legged member of Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services (ECAPS), has proved that this unusual approach may be just what students need to feel safe, according to owner Annelle Kallman, one of Emerson’s clinical social workers and substance abuse counselors.


College looks to fill Colonial Theatre

The Board of Trustees is reviewing bids from various performing arts organizations interested in providing programming to the Colonial Theatre, President M. Lee Pelton said.

New majors welcome comedy and commerce

“Unlike some of the other courses—where you sit in class and hear a lecture—we wanted these courses to have more hands-on, experiential learning,” Reeb said

Emerson falls in Princeton Review rankings

Of the 62 lists included in the study, the college lost rank in each of the six categories it qualified for this year, including the top spot in “LGBTQ-Friendly,” now claimed by Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY.


VP leaves college for consulting career

Andrew Tiedemann, vice president for marketing and communication, resigned September 1 to pursue work in consulting management—and he’s taking his famous iPad with him.


Little Building renovations oust student spaces

While this year’s renovations shouldn’t disrupt student residential life, the building’s dorms and dining hall will close over the summer of 2017 with prospects to reopen with updates fall 2019.


College looks to expand campus in response to construction

When the Little Building closes this summer, the college will lose 748 beds and a dining hall that have been used by students for years. To fill those needs, Emerson is creating and renting new spaces.


Emerson community loses Professor Emeritus Walter Littlefield

"He was my mentor." —Gregory Payne, chair of the communication studies department

College remembers former professor

“He was a great professor, beloved by many students and faculty,” said Pelton, who began at Emerson after Crannell had already retired but got to know him at alumni events. “He had kind of a heroic stature among faculty.”

Staff offices migrate

“They’ve got much more space now,” he said. “It’s better organized. They’ve got more flow space. Their new space gives them a better venue for orienting people to the equipment that they use.”

New ELA director chosen

“I did a lot of community engagement work, I did a lot of work with young and emerging artists, and I’ve worked in job development and fundraising,” Sampson said. “[Emerson] felt like the logical next step.”