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College Shuts Down Student Who Rented Out Dorm

Sophomore says he had 3 guests before he had to remove the Airbnb listing

(Newser) - A student at Emerson College in Boston says he's facing disciplinary action after renting out his dorm room on Airbnb, the AP reports. Jack Worth tells the Boston Globe he rented the room in early January to three guests on three separate nights. The 19-year-old sophomore says the listing... More »

College to Offer Degree in Cracking Jokes

BFA in comedic arts will cover comedy theory, writing, performance

(Newser) - Emerson College will soon offer a degree "for those who want their studies to be a joke," cracks MassLive.com : a bachelor of fine arts in comedic arts. Thanks to the "marked rise of comedy's impact on American culture and its global influence," the Boston... More »

College Renaming Journalism School After Ron Burgundy

Emerson College stunt is just for a day

(Newser) - It's kind of a big deal that Emerson College is changing the name of its school of communication: The college in Boston will rename the school—for one day only—the Ron Burgundy School of Communication on Dec. 4 to honor the fictitious television anchorman. Actor Will Ferrell, in... More »

Boston Frat Raises $19K for Brother's Sex Change

Denied by insurance, Donnie Collins' brothers step in with social media campaign

(Newser) - A 20-year-old transgender student at Emerson College found a surprising ally in his attempt to get gender-reassignment surgery—the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity, reports USA Today . Donnie Collins was born female, but he's identified as male for years. Since coming out as a transgender at age 17, Collins has... More »

Boston Mayor: Sorry About Torture Rant

Menino caught on tape saying he'd like to 'slowly torture' killers

(Newser) - Boston Mayor Tom Menino apologized today for an off-the-cuff rant in which he said he’d like to “torture” the three people accused of murdering a deliveryman in Hyde Park. “If I saw these guys in a dark alley, I’d like to have a fight with them,... More »

College Johns Go Coed

Some schools address transgender concerns by creating gender-neutral bathrooms

(Newser) - When students return to Emerson College in Massachusetts this month, they’ll be greeted by silhouettes of a man and woman on a single sign outside some two-dozen campus restrooms. In response to growing transgender discomfort with single-sex bathrooms, many colleges are making their johns gender-neutral, the Boston Globe reports. More »

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