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Annika Hom

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Lost in translation: cancelled Kasteel Well language program may launch in the spring

Low enrollment delayed a new intercultural language program at the Kasteel Well campus this semester, but the college will try to offer it again next spring.

New privacy protocol designed to protect undocumented students

Concerns about the safety of undocumented students led the Office of the General Counsel to release a protocol this month that guides Emerson employees on how to interact with government officials.

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Award-winning playwright Claudia Rankine discusses race

All eyes were on Claudia Rankine last Friday when she spoke in the Cutler Majestic Theater about the importance of white people acknowledging their racism and the ability art has to move the conversation forward.

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ECAPS expedites appointment process

Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services created a system of “triage appointments” this semester in effort to offer appointments faster for students who need it most. Triage appointments indicate a degree of urgency, so students can express the need for immediate care.

Emerson privatizes ambulances

Early this semester, the college switched from using Boston’s public emergency medical services to Armstrong Ambulance Service.

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Alum doc follows young blind woman, explores beauty

“People don’t seem to see people with disabilities as being sexual, and, trust me, I am,” Smith said.

Alumni web series tells Quick and Dirty sex stories

The series explores bisexual relationships, infidelity, and STDs—all topics typically left out in mainstream media.