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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Pelton outlines protections for undocumented students

President M. Lee Pelton reiterated that the college would protect undocumented students in an email sent to the Emerson community Wednesday, but did not declare the college a sanctuary campus.

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Faculty advisory center welcomes new ambassador

Associate professor Nejem Raheem will join three other faculty members as an ambassador at the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning in their campaign to help Emerson professors develop their teaching skills.

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ECAPS expedites appointment process

Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services created a system of “triage appointments” this semester in effort to offer appointments faster for students who need it most. Triage appointments indicate a degree of urgency, so students can express the need for immediate care.

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Patriots parade draws crowd to campus

New England Patriots fans filled the streets Tuesday for the Super Bowl victory parade, which passed right in front of Emerson’s campus during class hours.

Crime Log

Crime log for Jan. 24 to Jan. 29

UNITE petitions for sanctuary campus

Emerson Understanding National Immigration Through Education (UNITE) wants the campus to begin taking action to protect and support undocumented students and staff, which includes declaring the college a Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) school.

First Muslim congressman talks moving forward post election

Congressman Keith Ellison, a candidate for Democratic National Committee chair and the first Muslim congressman, spoke at the Bill Bordy Theater. He addressed the Democratic Party’s loss in the 2016 election and emphasized the importance of voting moving forward.

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New service boosts student safety

Every Saturday night from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., a student escort, called a Halo, can be requested via text to walk students to and from campus.

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Cultural orgs join refugee ban protest

Emerson multicultural organizations rescheduled a retreat Sunday to join a protest for immigration and Muslim rights in Copley Square.

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Student-faculty forum unpacks travel ban

The Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies held a student-faculty forum Wednesday to address President Donald Trump’s decision to temporarily ban immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Faculty reworks inclusivity committee

Faculty and staff discussed creating a committee dedicated to inclusive excellence, replacing an ad hoc committee on cultural competency––meant to be a temporary organization––at Tuesday’s faculty assembly meeting.