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    Robin Roberts gives unscripted Commencement Address

    Robin Roberts spoke from the heart—opting not to use written remarks—when delivering the 135th Emerson College Undergraduate Commencement Address at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center this morning.

  • EPA recognizes Emerson green energy usage

    Emerson College has once again been recognized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for using more green power than any other school in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) during the past academic year.

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    2015 Alumni Weekend honorees announced

    On May 30, Emerson College will honor five distinguished alumni during the school’s Alumni Weekend festivities. President Lee Pelton will present the awards to the honorees.  This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are film executive Pamela Abdy '95; Boston Children’s Museum CEO Carole Charnow '79; Mike Gonzalez '83, senior fellow of The Heritage Foundation; Bethany Nelson '82, Performing Arts faculty member. Journalist Flora Charner '04 will receive the Young Alumni Achievement Award.

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    Madsen named Vice President of Enrollment

    Following an extensive national search, President Lee Pelton announced that Ruthanne Madsen has been appointed to be Emerson’s vice president for enrollment management, effective May 1, 2015. “Ruthanne has clearly demonstrated her leadership at Emerson and in the international field of enrollment management,” Pelton said. “We are fortunate to have her on our senior management team as we work to advance the College’s strategic goals,” he said.

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    Retirement send-off for Ludman

    Students, faculty, and staff on April 30 gave a farewell tribute to Ron Ludman, Emerson’s dean of students who is retiring next month after a 37-year career with the College.

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    Emerson releases Community PlanIt results

    Emerson College officials have released a summary of results from Community PlanIt: Emerson UnCommon, the virtual game played by nearly 1,000 Emerson community members last fall that is helping the College in strategic planning.

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    Emerson360: Community Climate Survey results released

    Emerson College released results today from its student survey, which includes responses to questions related to sexual assault and other forms of power-based violence. Emerson is only one of two colleges in Greater Boston to have conducted and released student survey results to date, and is among a limited number of colleges and universities nationwide to have done so. 

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    Robin Roberts to give Commencement undergrad address

    Robin Roberts of ABC's Good Morning America will provide the undergraduate address at the 135th Emerson College Commencement on May 18. Pulitzer Prize-winning Emerson professor and author Megan Marshall will provide the graduate address.