The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Speaker draws connections between drug use, immigration, and violence

Ruben Garcia, a native of El Paso, spoke at the college and told an audience of 50 community members, “I’m here to say the blood that’s being shed in Mexico is partly started right here in Boston among Emerson students.”


Arun Gandhi plants message of compassion

Arun Gandhi, a 79-year-old South African native and grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, talked to an audience of over 160 community members on April 7.


Boston Strong raises $1 million, launches new tee

The Boston Strong T-shirt campaign reached the $1 million mark April 7 with the help of a new limited edition black and white tee launched April 1.


Students talk VMA department request

Only three students showed up to a town hall meeting April 8 that the visual and media arts department organized to discuss its request to have students in the major attend film screenings and gallery exhibits.

Emerson feeling blue

Emerson relinquished its ubiquitous purple and gold for a day, instead decking itself in blue to support World Autism Day.

Iwasaki hosted youth essay contest

Emerson College hosted the What’s My Dream showcase on April 2, featuring youth finalists from the Bird Street Community Center’s essay contest.

LA Times assesses ELA

Christopher Hawthorne, The Los Angeles Times’ architecture critic, gave the building high marks.


Student will compensate damages from LB flood

The sophomore responsible for knocking off the top of a fire sprinkler in the Little Building, causing water damage to dozens of dorm rooms, will have to compensate residents for their damaged property.

Public Safety Log - April 03, 2014

Emerson College Police Department's crime log from March 25 to March 31.


Pelton sets ultimatum for college apparel provider

On March 28, President Pelton sent a letter to JanSport, which provides branded apparel for Emerson, asking the firm to have its parent company, VF Corporation, sign an international contract for improved worker safety conditions in Bangladesh factories.

College will seek new Title IX coordinator, Pelton says

Emerson College recently decided to hire a new Title IX coordinator, who would be the first administrator fully dedicated to the position.

Students film Barcelona

Students in the Sports Communication course will create a documentary that aims to frame sports as a uniting force for Spain.

CPLA gets $3,860 in SGA appeal

SGA granted CPLA $3,860 in appeal money to go to New York from April 17 to 19.

Emerson’s LA Center will offer new summer courses

This summer, Emerson Los Angeles will offer classes for working professionals and graduates in makeup design, social media, and entertainment law, and specifically for undergraduates, a magazine publishing class.


Flooding from sprinkler damages rooms, displaces residents

Several rooms in the Little Building suffered water damage after a sprinkler erupted on the eighth floor, forcing some students to vacate their rooms indefinitely, remove their property, and stay up in the wee hours of Monday morning.