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  • Pelton and colleagues pledge debate and dialogue on gun violence

    An Inside Higher Ed story shares Emerson President Lee Pelton's and colleagues' support of President Obama's initiative to curb gun violence.

  • Emerson to award four honorary degrees at Commencement

    This year's Commencement honorary degree recipients are former Tonight Show host Jay Leno ’73; Scott Simon, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition; Don Lemon, anchor of CNN Newsroom; and Catherine D’Amato, president and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank.

  • Farewell to TV legend

    In a touching tribute that became emotional at times, the Emerson community on March 12 laughed and fondly remembered local legend Rex Trailer, the television cowboy and faculty member who wowed millions of children with his show Boomtown.

  • Pelton signs agreement with Blanquerna University

    President Lee Pelton signed a memorandum of understanding with Blanquerna University's school of communication, of Barcelona, Spain, on April 19.  

  • Excitement mounting for LA campus

    The excitement is mounting throughout the Emerson community and the City of Los Angeles as the College’s stunning new facility prepares to open its doors in January 2014.

  • Duncan, Kerry hold student town hall on campus

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, and Emerson President Lee Pelton spoke to more than 130 students from Emerson and other Boston-area colleges about education issues Monday at a town-hall style meeting in Emerson’s Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre.

  • Snowden: hero or traitor?

    Is Edward Snowden a hero? Eighty percent of audience members at an October 8 Emerson discussion voted yes, but intelligence experts on the panel offered mixed opinions.

  • A series on President Pelton's five commitments

    President Pelton, in his September 14 inaugural address, outlined five specific measures that he believes will move Emerson from “excellent to extraordinary”

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