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Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley at The Last Straw

Nonprofit Communication Students Blow Past Fundraising Goal for LIPSTICK

Twenty-two students in Cathryn Edelstein’s Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns class last month raised over $13,000 for Operation LIPSTICK, an organization that prevents women from being used to straw purchase guns.

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You Want to Join Emerson's Dragon Boat Team, You Just Don't Know It Yet

At some point this spring, you’ve no doubt thought to yourself, “I wish there were a way for me meet great people, check out ducks, and tone my arms all at the same time.” You're in luck. 

Melinda Lopez

ArtsEmerson, Alumni Win Elliot Norton Awards

ArtsEmerson won two Elliot Norton Awards from the Boston Theater Critics Association, which also honored a few Emerson alumni. 

Joe Mathieu '96

Mathieu ’96 to Anchor WGBH’s Morning Edition

Emerson alumnus and former WBZ-AM morning anchor Joe Mathieu ’96 will be the voice of WGBH’s Morning Edition starting in August, WGBH News has announced.

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Emerson’s Newest Graduates Sent Out to “Change the World”

Family and friends of Emerson’s newest alumni gathered in Boston University’s Agganis Arena on Sunday, May 14, to congratulate the graduates and hear advice and insight from esteemed honorary degree recipients, stellar students, and respected faculty.


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Screening: "Chapter and Verse"

Fri, May 19, 2017 7:00pm

On the heels of the City of Boston officially declaring April 20 Daniel Beaty Day, and a neighborhood tour of his powerful one-person play, Mr. Joy, ArtsEmerson is proud to offer and exclusive engagement of screenings of Beaty's film debut, Chapter and Verse, May 19-28.

I Dream: Boston

I Dream: Boston 2017 Culminating Performance

Wed, May 24, 2017 6:30pm

The performance will feature original works created and performed by I Dream: Boston participants, including storytelling based in social justice issues that are important to these theater-makers. 

Ken Crannell

Memorial for Professor Emeritus Ken Crannell

Fri, June 02, 2017 2:00pm

During Alumni Weekend, come celebrate, honor, and remember friend, teacher, colleague, and mentor Ken Crannell '55 MA '57, professor emeritus of communication. Crannell, who retired in 1999 after 42 years of teaching Voice and Articulation, died in August. 

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Civic Imagination: Designing and Building a Better Future

Sat, June 03, 2017 9:00am

Join Boston Civic Media's third annual conference, sponsored by the Emerson Engagement Lab, for a day of inspiring keynotes, presentations, and networking with peers and community leaders around igniting civic creativity.