The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, November 24, 2017

Boston Campus: Construction and Renovation: Continuing Coverage


Bookstore announces renovations and partial move

Part of the Emerson College Bookstore is scheduled to relocate on Dec. 5, to a new location in the Tufte Performance and Production Center.

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Crane installed at construction site for new dorm

A crane was installed last weekend at the site for the new 2 Boylston Pl. residence hall, according to Margaret Ings, associate vice president for government and community relations.

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Pelton speaks about campus aesthetic at Visitor Center open house

President M. Lee Pelton said he was pleased with the new visitor center on Boylston Street and discussed future construction plans in a speech at Monday’s open house for the space.

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College announces plans for new dining facility

Emerson College will have a new permanent dining hall and student social space by fall 2017, President M. Lee Pelton announced in a campus-wide email on Thursday. It’s scheduled to open simultaneously with the new 2 Boylston Pl. residence hall.

New vice president focuses on construction projects

Arthur Mombourquette, the new senior associate vice president for real estate, said he is looking forward to continuing work on the renovations of the Little Building and the construction of the new residence hall at 2 Boylston Pl.

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Visitor Center to move from alley to Boylston Street

Formerly located at 10 Boylston Pl., Emerson’s Visitor Center will move to 104 Boylston Street at the end of the month.

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College leases space in nearby Park Plaza building

Emerson has entered a lease on about 20,000 square feet of office space in the 20 Park Plaza building in preparation for the 2017-2019 closure of the Little Building for renovation.

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Committee formed to make decisions on Colonial

An ad hoc task force within the Board of Trustees will review several options for the future of Emerson’s Colonial Theatre and the relocation of the dining hall during the renovation of the Little Building. A final decision is expected to be made on both issues by March 2016.

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Trustees, Faculty Assembly discuss Colonial's future

The Board of Trustees, who will make the decision regarding the future of Emerson’s Colonial Theatre, met last Wednesday to discuss options for the building.

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Groundbreaking ceremony held for new residence hall

A groundbreaking event for Emerson’s new residence hall took place at 2 Boylston Pl. last Thursday. The new dorm is expected to host 380 students.

Community reacts to Colonial theater plans

Community members, both of the college and in the greater Boston area, have expressed outrage at the possibility of Emerson’s Colonial Theatre ceasing to be a historic space for performing arts.

Administrative position created to evaluate use of college property

The college is creating an administrative position that will focus on space planning and oversee the two residence hall construction projects.

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Theater workers look ahead to future without Colonial

Mark McLaughlin has been working as a stagehand at Emerson’s Colonial Theatre since he was 15. The 47-year-old works in the Colonial ‘fly room,’ a small space about 30 feet above the stage filled with ropes and counterweights used to change scenery during performances.

Demolition continues on Boylston Place dorm

The new 1-3 Boylston Place residence hall is in the demolition phase of construction, a process that started early this summer and is scheduled to be completed in August 2017.

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College to reevaluate use of Colonial Theatre

The future of the Emerson Colonial Theatre  is unclear, according to President M. Lee Pelton.