The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, December 19, 2014


After first year, LA campaign raises $2.8M

The three-year capital campaign for Emerson Los Angeles began its second year with nearly $3 million of the desired $20 million, said Patrick Smith, director of development for the LA program.


Lack of attendance continues with the latest Title IX forum

Low attendance again marked open forums about a new position created as part of Emerson’s efforts to reform its sexual assault response and prevention policies. The forums were meant for the Emerson community to discuss its aspirations for an ideal applicant, according to Sylvia Spears, vice president of diversity and inclusion.


Innovations abreast at professor's hackathon

At a rousing MIT event this weekend full of brain food, dozens of laptops, and heaps of breast-shaped stress balls, Emerson Assistant Journalism Professor Catherine D’Ignazio and her team sought to find ways to improve the age-old breast pump.


Candidates deliver speeches at Press Night

Three candidates presented their platforms during the Student Government Association’s Press Night on Wednesday for the upcoming election.

The best Twitter reactions to Emerson's "selfie class"

Readers responded with a mixture of excitement and eye-rolling when they read that Emerson College would offer a class about selfies next semester.


Controversial sweatshirt hits home for Emerson professor

Emerson professors weigh in there opinions on the controversial Urban Outfitters Kent State sweatshirt.

Emerson professors research eye movement

Four Emerson professors have been using an eye tracker — a piece of equipment that not only projects images and movies but also records details pertaining to where the viewer is looking — to gain more knowledge about language and speech disorders.

Three appointed in SGA meeting

In the Student Government Association’s first meeting of the year, three members were unanimously appointed to positions.

Campus Crime Log, 9/18

Monday, Sept. 8: The Emerson College Police Department and Boston Fire Department responded to three separate fire alarms.

Cultural Center gets renovation

Recent renovations in the Cultural Center have created what students who frequent the space call a more inviting and relaxing atmosphere.

Local Dunkin’ cafes offer almond milk 

Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced almond milk as a non-dairy option. According to Dunkin’ Brands’ Public Relations and Social Media Specialist Nicole Shepard, customers can choose this substitute in “75 percent of Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants,” including those in Boston.

MIT COOP accepts bitcoin

Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently began accepting bitcoins at the COOP bookstore in Kendall Square.

Roy Leonard, alum of '52, dies

Remembered for his decades of work in Chicago radio, Emerson alumnus Roy Leonard passed away last Thursday at the age of 83 in Evanston, Illinois.