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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. 

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    Ribbons on Runway raises $6k for charity

    Emerson sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi’s Ribbons on the Runway fundraiser on April 19 raised more than $6,000 for Sharsheret, a nonprofit organization that helps Jewish women who have or are at-risk for breast cancer.

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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.

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    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.