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Angelica LaVine

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Administrator works on online class plan

Emerson plans to expand its online course offerings, according to Michaele Whelan, vice president for academic affairs.

Emerson reaccreditation soon to reach conclusion

Emerson’s reaccreditation process will come to a conclusion after more than two years of work, once the college receives its final letter of affirmation within the next few weeks. Moving forward, the college will work to fix two main problems identified by the accreditation body — a lack of culture of assessment through college-wide standards and difficulty in incorporating the liberal arts curriculum across the college — according to Donna Heiland, vice president and special assistant to the president.

Sodexo brings in nutritionist

Lauren Vislocky, a senior communication sciences and disorders major, said she has struggled with nutrition ever since she left her home in New Jersey to attend Emerson.

Changes made to library

To provide more space for students to study and organizations to host events, the Iwasaki Library was restructured this semester, said Robert Fleming, executive director of the library. Changes include a consolidation and relocation of print collections, additional study desks, a new consultation room, and redesigned pillars.

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Students say vending push carts make walk to class challenging

As students cross the intersection between Boylston and Tremont Streets between classes, a new obstacle will stand in their way — three vending push carts.