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Jenn Zarate

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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.

Barr Foundation grants $140,000 to ProArts consortium

The ProArts Consortium received a grant to develop its programs with six arts-focused colleges in Boston.

College breaks fundraising record

Thanks to a new focus on building long-term donor relationships, Jeffrey A. Schoenherr, vice president of development and alumni relations, said that Emerson raised a record-breaking $6.34 million in total gifts and pledges during the 2013 fiscal year, which ended in June.