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New club hopes to promote debate on campus

Quarrel Club @ Emerson is new to campus and hopes to bring intelligent debates with it.


The Common Room provides space for student artwork

Students create art gallery.


From the window to the wall: Temporary art in the library

In a room that once held the iconic set of “Will and Grace,” Iwasaki Library frequenters now have a detailed mural mimicking stained glass to enhance their studying environment.


Greek Life: Building strong bonds and brotherhood

Emerson fraternities may not be as popular at Emerson as they are at state schools, but they still are able to support the community in immense ways.

Beacon's Boston: sip, sit, and shop in these spots

Check out the Beacon Staff's recommended cafes, parks, and thrift stores.


Consulting firm for businesswomen wins student entrepreneurship competition

18 student ideas generated in the yearlong Emerson Experience in Entrepreneurship program were showcased at the annual E3 Expo.


Awards for teaching announced

Three professors were recently selected for Emerson’s teaching awards after being nominated by students and their colleagues.


Two top administrators leaving college

Jeffrey Schoenherr, vice president of alumni relations, announced he would leave next week. Kelly Bates, who was the founding executive director of the Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning & Research, left on Feb. 6.

SGA recognizes new orgs

Ten organizations became recognized by the Student Government Association last Thursday after being reviewed by the Organization Recognition and Review Board.

Five Cent Sound and Kappa Gamma Chi granted additional funds

Five Cent Sound, a student music magazine, and the sorority Kappa Gamma Chi requested additional funds at a Student Government Association meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Emerson to introduce mobile app

Emerson plans to expand its reach across mobile platforms by introducing a new smartphone app in the spring.

Mozzarella stick portion increases after student complaint

The portion size of mozzarella sticks in Piano Row’s Max Cafe has increased, thanks to efforts by sophomore Jackson Davis.

SGA discusses financial state of college

Emerson received about 96 percent of its revenue from tuition in the 2014 fiscal year.


College construction to renovate Little Building, expand into Boylston Place

The Boylston Place dorm is meant to house students who would otherwise have lived in Little Building while the 97-year-old structure undergoes long-needed renovations. Combined, the projects could cost $175 million total.


Emerson Uncommon ceremony celebrates game winners

Faculty, staff, and students joined members of the Emerson Engagement Lab on Thursday in the Beard Room to review the results of the online game Emerson Uncommon.

SGA grants Atlas appeal

After much deliberation, the council decided that it would grant an additional $2,347 to the group just for this semester’s budget.

Violence Prevention and Response visits SGA

President Emily Solomon asked Matson to meet with SGA after members of the association expressed their interest in meeting with her at the beginning of the semester.

SGA discusses mental health, housing

The Student Government Association discussed mental health and housing at Tuesday’s meeting.


Emerson introduces comedy minor

Emerson has something new to laugh about: The School of the Arts will offer a five-course interdisciplinary minor in comedy performance and writing next semester.

SGA appoints PR chair

The Student Government Association voted unanimously to name junior Capri DeBiccari as the new Public Relations Chair. This seat has been vacant since the beginning of the semester.

Police chief announces Tap and Go task force

Emerson Police Chief Robert Smith announced his department will form a student task force to give feedback on its new security procedure at a meeting with the Student Government Association on Tuesday.


Three causes rewarded through Emerson UnCommon

The civic engagement game, Community PlanIt: Emerson Uncommon, came to an end on Monday, earning prize money for three on-campus initiatives, an immigration reform education program, an interactive project featuring Emerson history, and stress-relieving dogs to end the semester.

Student government election results announced

Newly elected members appeared at Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting and were announced at roll call.

SGA discusses course evaluations

Two top administrators discussed a Student Government Association initiative to improve academic policies during the group’s meeting on Tuesday.


SGA discusses on-campus smoking

The Student Government Association discussed the issue of students smoking in designated non-smoking areas on campus at Tuesday’s meeting.