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    2015 Spirit of Emerson Awards announced

    Emerson College has announced the winners of the second annual Spirit of Emerson Awards for the 2014–2015 academic year. Nyla Wissa '15 has won the individual award for creating a theatre troupe for women of color; and the Cirque de De-Stress Program, which includes therapy dogs for students during finals, won the group award.

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    Pelton performs at Banned in Boston

    On April 10, Emerson President Lee Pelton performed onstage with some of Boston’s most notable figures in the annual Banned in Boston event to benefit Urban Improv, a violence prevention program that uses structured theater improvisation to help young people deal with issues such as racism, bullying, and drug abuse. 

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    Bird Street students share inspirational essays

    Students from the Bird Street Community Center in Boston participated in the 2015 “What’s Your Dream” speech contest that culminated with the middle- and high-school youth reading inspiring essays at Emerson’s Iwasaki Library on April 8.

  • Norman Lear

    Lear ’44 OpEd featured in the New York Times

    Alumnus Norman Lear's OpEd in the New York Times addresses changes in PBS programming that could "devastate independent documentary filmmaking."

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    Green Gala brings student crowds

    In honor of Earth Month, Emerson hosted the Green Gala on April 2 in the Paramount Center to showcase sustainable food, fashion, and entertainment by numerous student organizations and alumni to highlight the importance of recycling and green living.

  • Summer programs expanding in Boston, LA

    Emerson College has announced it is expanding its offering of summer semester programs at the College’s Boston and Los Angeles campuses.

  • Ludman

    Ron Ludman, dean of students, to retire

    President Lee Pelton shared with the Emerson community today that Dean of Students Dr. Ron Ludman intends to retire at the end of this academic year after more than three decades of service to the College.

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    PSA for Emerson STANDS on YouTube

    Stand Together. Act Now. Do Something. That’s the message behind a public service announcement on YouTube promoting Emerson STANDS, an ongoing active bystander strategy that promotes an inclusive, nonviolent culture and offers skills to intervene in situations of potential harm.

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