The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Incident Journal

The Incident Journal for April 3 to April 16.

Novelist to speak at graduation

Award-winning fiction author Dennis Lehane—known for Mystic River and Shutter Island, now feature films—is set to address the class of 2017 at this year’s commencement.

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Inaccessible infrastructure limits students with disabilities

Song Park uses a walker to get around campus. He said a senior official assured him the administration would do everything they could to make the college accessible for him. But Park said he doesn’t feel that promise has been kept.

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Depa delegates executive treasury duties

He has worked for the past two years to allocate the Student Activities fee fund—$190 per full-time undergraduate, more than $500,000 total.

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Solomon reflects on SGA presidency

Emily Solomon accidentally became executive president of the Student Government Association. The two top vote-getters for the position turned it down, and then-freshman Solomon’s name was the next highest on the list with 12 votes—though she had not been running.

SGA constitution amends funding requirements

A new amendment to the Student Government Association constitution will allow organizations with restrictive memberships to file for SGA recognition and funding as long as they maintain the college’s mission of Inclusive Excellence.

IT seeks Median replacement

Information Technology is looking to replace Median, the college’s in-house online video streaming service, with software developed elsewhere.

SGA works toward transparency

The Student Government Association members brainstormed solutions for communication and transparency issues within the organization, like student outreach.

Next SGA president hopes to improve communication

After joining the Student Government Association her second semester freshman year, Anne Makielski said her involvement in the organization is one of the most valuable experiences she’s had at college.

New privacy protocol designed to protect undocumented students

Concerns about the safety of undocumented students led the Office of the General Counsel to release a protocol this month that guides Emerson employees on how to interact with government officials.

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O'Malley urges focus on state elections

During his appearance at Emerson College, former presidential candidate Martin O’Malley described a future in a world where traditional structures of government and power were dissolving.

Working on the Beacon

All Beacon positions are open to applicants at the end of each semester.

New org to bring ACLU speaker

Emerson Action, a recently-formed political student group, invited an American Civil Liberties Union official to campus to give a “Know Your Rights” workshop Thursday, April 6.