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Fall 2010

Students Help Reforest Haiti

December 21, 2010
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Emerson Students in Haiti

Women cross the border freely, balancing enormous bundles of clothing and baskets of produce on their heads. Men on motorbikes spurt past, looking for customers in need of a ride. Creole, Spanish and French are thrown around in the balmy noon air. This was daily life for the five Emerson students who volunteered in Haiti…

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Imagine a Jumpstart for Every Child

December 21, 2010
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Jumpstart Corps member reading with a child.

Last month, Jumpstart at Emerson College launched a reading program with Imagine Students Reaching Out, an on-campus organization with a focus on community service. Each Friday afternoon, ten volunteers from Imagine go to Dorchester Place Preschool to read and do educational activities with a classroom of five and six-year-old students. The readers program is Imagine’s only long-term volunteer…

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Learning the Value of Serving Others

December 21, 2010
By
Colby Jackson

For more than a decade, students couldn’t find “CC 160 – Interpersonal Communication” in their Emerson course catalogues. This year, Communications Studies Department Chair Richard West resurrected the class. West, who also serves as vice president of the National Communication Association, wrote the course’s textbook, Understanding Interpersonal Communications. To put the theories and terms from his…

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Spring Breakers Gear up for Trips

December 21, 2010
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Students on Alternative Spring Break

It’s spring break, and a group of college students is roaming a beach in Florida. Not a surprising image – sunshine, swimsuits, sand, and tans are synonymous with spring break. But this spring, a group of Emerson students will be approaching their spring break a little differently. With the Alternative Spring Break program, three teams will head…

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Making Holiday Wishes Come True

December 21, 2010
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Students wrap gifts.

As the holidays quickly approach, the jovial spirit of the season can be seen and heard on the Emerson College campus and in the surrounding Boston community. Stores fill with decorations, streets boast bright holiday lights, and students stir in their classrooms in anticipation of the festivities to come. Amidst all the excitement, however, it…

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Student Activists: Say No to Trays

December 21, 2010
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Students prepare plates of food.

Earth Emerson, a student-run environmental action organization, is channeling its efforts into a grassroots marketing campaign to join the ranks of green-friendly colleges and go “trayless” in the school’s cafeteria. Student activists are opting to ditch cafeteria trays in order to lower water and energy use as well as to prevent wasted food. A 25-university…

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