The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, November 17, 2017

#IAmEmerson? Protest: Continuing Coverage


Podcast talks diversity, reflects on student walkouts

“Settle in to the sounds of social change,” says Sylvia Spears, vice president for diversity and inclusion, at the beginning of each episode of Common Ground.

An updated letter from Emerson professors to students

In an updated letter addressed to students, 199 professors pledged to “move from conversation to effective action in the fight against racism at Emerson.”

Faculty responds to students’ call for cultural competency education

A motion to create a committee to address concerns about cultural competency at Emerson was unanimously approved at a special Faculty Assembly meeting on May 5.

Letter from Emerson professors to students

In a letter addressed to students, 108 professors pledged to “move from conversation to effective action in the fight against racism at Emerson.”

SGA urges college to implement cultural competency classes

The Student Government Association said it “fully supports” initiatives calling for cultural competency and sensitivity courses introduced at a demonstration earlier in the week.

#IAmEmerson? rally raises the bar

Tuesday afternoon's demonstration was admirable for many reasons, including raising the bar for how students go about advocating change within our campus culture and administration.

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In passionate rally, students demand cultural competency training

Several hundred students demanded campuswide cultural competency and sensitivity classes in an impassioned rally that culminated in a faculty meeting at the Bill Bordy Theater.