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Public Safety Log

A student reported the theft of his backpack from the Emerson Café. The theft is under investigation by Emerson Police.

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Student robbed close to campus

While walking to Emerson’s campus last Tuesday evening, a junior performing arts major was a victim of an unarmed robbery.

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College works to be reaccredited in April

Emerson is currently in the process of seeking reaccreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), a standard peer review process for educational institutions that assures their quality and fosters academic improvement, according to the NEASC website.

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Two hosts announced for 32nd EVVY awards

Jeff Mitchell and Lilliana Winkworth were chosen as co-hosts for the 32nd annual EVVY Awards after auditioning with over 60 other hopefuls, according to Cara Ostrow, an executive producer of the show.

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Earthquake hits New England

In the same amount of time it takes to send a tweet, tap a CharlieCard, or down a shot of espresso, Emerson students felt trembles from a 4.0 magnitude earthquake Tuesday night.

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ECPD warns student body of unknown man roaming Walker

Students were notified by the Emerson College Police Department to be cautious of an unknown man who was seen wandering around on the seventh floor of the Walker Building last week.

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DH remedies health code violations

According to a report by the City of Boston Inspectional Services Department on Aug. 28, the Little Building dining hall received six violations, marking the fourth failed inspection the dining hall has received in the past year.

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Pelton, SGA tuition talk tense

Student leaders and administration officials sat at opposite ends of a long, rectangular table in the Bill Bordy Theatre Tuesday afternoon as tensions rose during an hour-long discussion on college finances.

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SGA calls for improved prof evaluations and academic policy

After a week of discussion fraught with email discourse regarding its approval, Student Government Association passed a proposal last Thursday to reform the college’s academic policy, altering the way students evaluate professors and revoking a widely implemented three-absence class attendance rule.

Two resign from SGA commissioner positions

At the Student Government Association meeting Tuesday, Joint Session voted to approve the resignations of Regina Lutskiy as the LGBTQ commissioner and Donovan Birch as the on-campus commissioner.

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SGA candidates for Fall 2012

Find a full list of the candidates at yesterday’s Student Government Association speech night below with each hopeful’s year, major, and goals if elected.

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SGA voting positions lack opposing candidates

As the Student Government Association election nears, only two voting positions currently have contenders. The positions of class of 2015 president and visual, media, arts senator each have two SGA hopefuls, while the remaining voting positions only have one candidate each.

Constitutional changes may appear on election ballot

Months after the Student Government Association made sweeping changes to its constitution in an all-or-nothing ballot referendum, student officials now hope to pass changes to policy in the April 3 elections to policy for posting meeting minutes online, the responsibilities of the chief justice, and the commissioner seats.

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Em Magazine receives $12,865 as 7 abstain

Em Magazine, Emerson’s lifestyle publication, successfully appealed for $12,865 in printing costs at the student government meeting Tuesday, the largest sum the publication has received this year. Although the appeal passed unanimously, seven of the 16 voting members abstained. Many members of the student government said they were worried about the cost of using the publications longtime printer, Journeyman.

SGA grants 3 appeals

The Student Government Association unanimously granted three appeals at Tuesday’s joint session meeting, the largest sum, $21,625, to A.S.I.A., EAGLE, and Emerson Feminists collectively. The money will allow the three organizations to bring comedian Margaret Cho to campus.

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ERA granted $7,715 in appeal

Emerson Recognition and Achievement Awards (ERA) was granted $7,715 in an appeal for funds to cover the cost of its event, at Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting. SGA joint session unanimously voted to grant the appeal, which ERA members Corey Starbuck, AJ Black, and Ruby Honerkamp said will be used for lighting and set design, and to bring down ticket costs.

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Lack of STD tests concerns students

Emerson is one of the only colleges in Boston that does not offer students screening for sexually transmitted diseases. Emerson students can receive an STD test only when they exhibit symptoms and a clinical evaluation is completed. However, if the patient doesn’t show any obvious symptoms, they are sent off campus for screening.

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Resignation plagues class of 2013

Class of 2013 president Shanae Burch officially resigned from her position during the Student Government Association meeting Tuesday, making the class of 2013 the only one without two voting members at SGA joint sessions. SGA board members voted unanimously for Jenna McPadden, the previous class of 2013 vice president, to take over the role.

em Magazine granted $4,940

The Student Government Association voted unanimously to grant em Magazine $4,945.94—a number considerably lower than the publication’s Nov. 2010 appeal of $10,000.

Dining facilities to ban plastic bottles

By the beginning of next semester, plastic water bottles will be banned from all on-campus dining facilities, according to Andrew Mahoney, director of business services.

SGA site lacks minutes and attendance records

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