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By adamg - 2/3/23 - 12:55 pm

Update: Emerson sent e-mail saying a student died, that police say there are "no security concerns" and that counselors will be available.

The Berkeley Beacon reports police responded to the Little Building, at the corner of Boylston and Tremont streets, after a body was discovered around 10 a.m.

The building houses dorm rooms for first-year Emerson College students.

By adamg - 9/23/22 - 10:05 pm

A federal judge could give final approval on Tuesday to a deal between lawyers representing Emerson College and its students in 2020 in which the school will pay $2.1 million for switching classes to online only after Gov. Baker declared a state of emergency in March, 2020. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/20 - 10:04 am
Truth in 2021 on the side of the Little Building at Boylston and Tremont

Msmariamad captures Emerson College's Little Building done up in lights for the new year at Boylston and Tremont streets.

Copyright Msmariamad. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 10:00 pm

Update: 10:55 a.m. Man now in custody, being brought to a hospital for observation.

Update, 9:10 a.m. Stuart Street remains shut.

The person is on the 14th floor, which Emerson College rented to house students this year, but the campus newspaper reports he's not an Emerson student. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 11:20 pm

Emerson College says it wants to rent nine of the currently shuttered W Hotel's eleven floors as part of its Covid-19 "de-densification" plans. Read more.

By Ron Newman - 3/13/20 - 2:52 pm

The Independent Film Festival Boston, scheduled to unspool April 22-29 at the Somerville, Brattle, and Coolidge Corner theatres, will be postponed to unspecified future dates. The theatres themselves remain open for now, and IFFB urges moviegoers to patronize them.

ArtsEmerson, operator of the Cutler Majestic and Paramount theatres, is suspending all of its programming through at least the end of March, including the current show Plata Quemada and the upcoming Parable of the Sower.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 8:29 pm

Suffolk University is sending out notifications to students tonight that they're going to do the rest of their learning this semester via online classes. An Emerson student alerts us that Friday will be the last day of in-person classes at that school.

A Suffolk Law student reports the school is giving students with on-campus housing a pro-rate refund of housing fees.

By adamg - 2/28/20 - 6:55 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury has declined to bring any charges against a marine, or anybody else, for the September death of Daniel Hollis in a fight in Allston. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 11:48 am
Little Building at Tremont and Boylston streets

Risky business? Taqueria would be on the right side of the building along Boylston.

The Boston Licensing Board could vote tomorrow whether to let a proposed taqueria in Emerson College's revamped Little Building stay open until 2 a.m. or whether to back a neighborhood association, the mayor and the local city councilor, who say a midnight closing would protect area students and residents from dangerous knockabouts drawn like moths to late-night Mexican food. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 4:18 pm

Emerson College announced today that a bakery and a taqueria will be moving into space in its newly renovated Little Building at Boylston and Tremont streets, and that it is currently negotiating leases with an Asian noodle place and a juice bar for the building. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 4:17 pm

Emerson College announced today it is looking to buy Marlboro College, in Marlboro, VT. In exchange for roughly $40 million in an endowment fund and the sale of land, Emerson would rename its current generically named liberal arts and interdisciplinary studies program as the Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College. Marlboro students could then finish their studies in Boston - and their professors would be given slots at Emerson.

By adamg - 10/22/19 - 10:53 am

Update: WCVB reports the bicyclist, Emerson College Prof. Moses Shumow, died.

Transit Police report a man on a bicycle was hit by an outbound Newburyport/Rockport train at the Beverly Depot station around 8:20 a.m. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

By adamg - 10/8/19 - 3:55 pm

WGBH reports on an incident involving a protest by students from Hong Kong and an ad hoc counter-protest by students from mainland China, one of whom said "You're not going to be happy if someone tells you that your government and your country is a murderer.”

By adamg - 10/1/19 - 12:54 pm

Update: His family reports he died around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Globe reports Daniel Hollis got into a fight with some other college-age men around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, during which his family says he fell and hit his head on bricks and cement. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 9:55 am

Emerson Today recounts the history of the landmark building at Boylston and Tremont streets - and tells us who Little was.

Historian Walter Muir Whitehill said the Little Building was “the most glamorous office building of the era of World War I.” It was later dubbed the “The City Under One Roof,” as it housed 600 offices, 37 stores, a post office, a restaurant, and underground passageways connecting to the Boylston Street T station and the neighboring Majestic and Plymouth theaters.

By adamg - 2/27/19 - 1:25 pm

Emerson Today reports most of the Portland Trail Blazers, in town to face the Celtics tonight, got trapped in an elevator at Emerson for 30 minutes yesterday, on their way to practice at the school's Max Mutchnick Campus Center

By adamg - 10/1/18 - 1:01 pm
Pressley speaks as AOC, others listen

Future Rep. Ayanna Pressley speaks on steps of City Hall as another future rep, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, listens.

From elected officials to rape victims and their supporters, several thousand people gathered on City Hall Plaza to send a message to Sen. Jeff Flake to vote no on Brett Cavanaugh - a message he may not have heard since his scheduled 10:30 a.m. talk on another part of the plaza was pushed back to this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/18 - 5:53 pm

UPDATE: Emerson reports the event has been moved to "a more secure location," but doesn't say where. The Globe says maybe City Hall Plaza.

Emerson College, which owns the Colonial Theatre, says it plans to exercise its landlord's prerogative to have Monday's talk by Sen. Jeff Flake and Ohio Governor John Kasich canceled or moved somewhere off college property. In a letter to the college, Emerson President Lee Pelton writes this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/18 - 11:59 pm

Robert Todd was found dead today in Franklin Park, where family and friends had reported he'd been last seen entering on Thursday.

Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/17 - 9:12 pm
Emerson display

Joshua Fabian was among those who watched tonight as Emerson took the wraps off its new art display on what had just been a lot of tarp covering the Little Building at Tremont and Boylston streets as it undergoes renovation work.

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