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Mike Disman

Beacon Staff

Disman can be reached at mike_disman@emerson.edu.


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SGA holds special elections

In a Student Government Association special election last Wednesday, positions for the class of 2015 treasurer and senator, class of 2013 vice president, class of 2014 treasurer, and performing arts senator were filled.

WLP senator proposes new print credit plan

The first draft of an initiative calling for an increase to print credits given to Emerson students was unveiled at the Student Government Association meeting Tuesday, sparking a discussion about the most efficient way to raise the additional funds it would require.

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Securitas officers fired after dormitory intrusion

Securitas officers mistakenly let in an intruder that was apprehended inside the Little Building on the morning of Oct. 10, according to Robert Smith, chief of the Emerson College Police Department.

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Intruder enters Little Building dormitory

Boston Police arrested a man on the eighth floor of the Little Building yesterday, charging him with trespassing and breaking and entering.

Student gov't appoints new spritual life commissioner

Emeline Jarvie was appointed as the spiritual life commissioner at the Student Government Association’s meeting on Tuesday, leaving eight SGA commissioner positions open.

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SGA announces election dates, alters timeline for campaigning

The due date for completed elections packets, required by students interested in running for a position in the Student Government Association, has been extended to Oct. 9.

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SGA fills four commissioner positions, leaving nine open

Four new commissioners were appointed at the second Student Government Association meeting of the year on Tuesday, leaving nine commissioner positions remaining to be filled.

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Student org. rebrands in second attempt to gain SGA recognition

Each year, a number of student organizations apply for recognition from the Student Government Association. For groups like as Your Magazine, which was newly recognized last year, the process occurs quickly and leaves little to debate.

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SGA appoints sophomore as new Greek life commissioner

The Student Government Association appointed sophomore Zach Anderson to Greek life commissioner Tuesday, filling the first of 14 commissioner positions still open in the organization.

Pelton announces new commencement location and date for spring

President M. Lee Pelton announced that the 2013 commencement ceremony will now be held on the second Sunday in May at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in an email to the Emerson community on July 23.

Dr. Elsie Harrison appointed new director of counseling center

Dr. Elise Harrison, a psychologist, was announced as the new director of the counseling center — following an eight-month search — on July 11 by Dean of Students Ronald Ludman and Vice President of Communications and Marketing Andrew Tiedemann.

Students draft Bill of Rights

When Colby Jackson applied to live off-campus for the first time, he thought he would be saving money. However, the junior communication studies major said he was surprised when the college notified him that he would automatically be losing $5,000 of his scholarship, an Emerson grant, when living off-campus.

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MBTA finalizes fare increases and cuts

Lessening its previously laid-out plans, the MBTA approved a new, short-term fix to a $161 million budget deficit at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

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MBTA proposal nears

When freshman Zachary Tucker created Students Against T Cuts, an organization dedicated to protesting proposed fare hikes and service cuts to the Boston area public transportation service, he said he did not expect an outpouring of support. However, the group now has almost 600 likes on Facebook, 294 followers on Twitter, and a slew of protests it has organized. Demonstrations have included a recent march by members and local unions, and a teach-in at Northeastern in which university professors lectured on the history and importance of the T.

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MBTA proposal nears

When freshman Zachary Tucker created Students Against T Cuts, an organization dedicated to protesting proposed fare hikes and service cuts to the Boston area public transportation service, he said he did not expect an outpouring of support. However, the group now has almost 600 likes on Facebook, 294 followers on Twitter, and a slew of protests it has organized. Demonstrations have included a recent march by members and local unions, and a teach-in at Northeastern in which university professors lectured on the history and importance of the T.

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Students for Educational Reform Emerson chapter created

Three students have united to create an Emerson chapter of Students for Educational Reform, to combat what they feel is a flawed public education system. Students for Educational Reform Co-Vice Presidents Donovan Birch Jr., Shannon Sweeny, and Chapter Head Erin Goodyear said they do not share each other’s viewpoints on public education. However, they all believe the negative repercussions hit closer to home than many Emerson students recognize.

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Students attend Occupy summit

Emerson occupiers joined more than 80 other college students at a summit at Harvard University Sunday to discuss systemic issues that do not normally receive attention at general assemblies, according to Emerson Occupies Boston member Mark Rizzo. The Feb. 12 summit brought students from 18 local colleges and other New England schools to refocus the efforts of Boston’s student occupiers.

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Occupy students prepare for college summit

Emerson Occupies Boston member Mark Rizzo, walked home to his Cambridge apartment Dec. 10, an hour away from Dewey Square, where he had spent the night waiting for a police eviction of the encampment. As he arrived, he said he received a text that said Dewey Square had been raided by the Boston Police Department. The tent city where Rizzo had spent much of the past two months of his life had vanished, the remaining protesters now incarcerated.

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Students vie to find practice space

A year after college officials opened more campus practice studios for space-strapped performance groups — many of whom were forced into hallways and classrooms to prepare for shows  —  student organizations still struggle to book rooms.

President Pelton talks civic engagement at first lecture series

President M. Lee Pelton announced Monday night that Emerson will host a conference in April on the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, a bill that seeks to provide permanent residency to illegal minors who come to the United States as children and graduate from public high schools. “There ought to be a coalition of college presidents, public and private, from every state, seeking to correct the ineptitude of Congress for not passing the so-called DREAM Act,” said Pelton at the end of his speech.

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London Program terminated, students disappointed

The London program’s cancelation has caused confusion and anger among WLP students, who feel that they are being ostracized from Emerson’s study-abroad opportunities.

Protestors march day before court date

Occupy Boston’s encampment at Dewey Square, which celebrated its second month of existence Wednesday, may be evicted Thursday night, pending a judge’s decision.

Presidents inauguration pushed

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