Emerson Faculty Enjoying Winter Break Activities In Whistler, Canada


By Charlie Greenwald

Taking advantage of the downtime and unwinding after a stressful semester, several Emerson administrators were seen weaving through the vast, snowy forests of Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia. The faculty members included Dean of Students Sharon Duffy, Vice President of Communications and Marketing Andy Tiedemann and President Lee Pelton.

“It’s been a long half-year,” Duffy said, tearing through a milk run on the Rider’s Revenge black diamond trail. “We just needed to strap on some hardgoods and hit the mountains.”

Although New England hasn’t had many flurries so far, Whistler – located in Western Canada, approximately two hours outside of Vancouver – has had beautiful skiing weather, with lots of snow and a temperature hovering around a sunny 31 degrees Fahrenheit all week long. Each faculty member was delighted with their surroundings and the accommodations of the resort, allowing them all to enjoy recreational activities in wintry delight and forget about their worries, such as the massive architectural changes the Boston campus is undergoing.

“The weather sure has been nice,” Pelton said, taking photographs of Tiedemann as he bobsledded his way down Jack’s Junction. “We were thinking of taking a scuba diving trip down to Aruba, but we figured that they will have better rates in March.”

At press time, Erik Muurisepp, Director of Housing and Residence Life, was seen excitedly jumping off the chairlift and joining the crew, gripping a street luge board in his right hand.


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