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Rory Sheil

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Sodexo nixes plastic bags

Sodexo has stopped providing plastic bags at the C-Store or the Max Cafe as of Dec. 1, according to an email from Earth Emerson, the on-campus sustainability advocacy group.

Emerson students produce award-winning commercial

A group of Emerson students received an advertising award at the 54th Annual Hatch Awards, an event for creative branding and marketing in the New England area.

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Menino remembered as friend of Emerson

Thomas Michael Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, left behind a legacy that has helped make Emerson the campus students recognize today. His death on Oct. 30, which came after a year of battling cancer, gave members of the Emerson community, past and present, a chance to reflect on all he did for the school.

Jay Leno to return to television

Jay Leno is putting down his late night mic and picking up a tire iron for his return to television.

Poll: Charlie Baker gaining ground

A recent poll from the Emerson Polling Society and WGBH showed that Charlie Baker is the favored candidate in the Massachusetts governor race.

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Back in the game: Former NBA player becomes men’s basketball coach

In Piano Row, deep beneath the street, the Emerson men’s basketball team has begun hitting the gym in preparation for their upcoming season. Meanwhile, in the athletic department, the team’s new coach is suiting up and strapping in to answer some emails.

New transit station planned for Allston

Governor Deval Patrick, alongside Mayor Martin J. Walsh and other state officials, announced on Tuesday to restart plans for a $25 million transit station to be built in Beacon Park Yard.

UMass to review policy on drug informants

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is suspending the student drug informant program adopted by its campus police department pending a review, according to the Boston Globe.

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Students launch businesses with Accelerator

Three entrepreneurial student teams have been selected to participate in the debut of Emerson Accelerator, a two year program designed to help students start their own businesses.