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Christopher Gavin

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With limited practice room time, students look for solutions to problem

With a high demand for space from student theater companies, acting classes, Emerson Stage, the production group of the performing arts department, and individual students, Evans said performers have to get creative in finding places to practice.

Academic advisor leaves college

The Academic Advising Center started the spring semester with one fewer assistant director following the resignation of Jessica Biag. She announced that she was stepping down in December, leaving the remaining staff to take over her nearly 400 former advisees, according to Lynn Butkovsky, director of academic advising.

Alumni raise money for scholarships

The Emerson Alumni Association’s seventh annual scholarship auction raised $44,934 after a last-minute $20,000 bid, reversing a trend of declining revenues, according to Mary Ann Cicala, interim director of alumni relations.

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The Student Service Center plans for redesign

The Student Service Center is working on a redesign that will see extra office spaces added next year, according to MJ Knoll-Finn, the vice president of enrollment.

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Committees search for new Los Angeles Center administration

A national search for administrators to fill positions at the Los Angeles Center is underway, as President M. Lee Pelton formed two committees to find a senior executive director and dean and a vice president of academic affairs.

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SGA operating sans six seats, pres. and vp filling roles in the interim

The Student Government Association is currently trying to fill six joint-session positions and appoint nine commissioners to the table before the semester continues.