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  • Jay Leno and Rex Trailer

    Rex Trailer - Massachusetts Cowboy

    Which member of the Emerson College community has gained the attention and admiration of entertainer Jay Leno, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, and political humorist Jimmy Tingle? 

  • NewFest Celebration begins March 24

    NewFest celebrates 20 years

    There’s a dead body on the stage throughout the entire play, and it’s up to the audience to figure out why. 

  • Peggy and Murray Schwartz authors of new book on Pearl Primus

    Schwartz's book examines life of African-dance pioneer

    Ever heard of dancer Pearl Primus? Emerson WLP Professor Murray Schwartz admits few people have, even though she is the person most responsible for bringing African dance to America.

  • Paul Tetreault graduated from Emerson College in 1984

    Tetreault shares his Emerson Experience

    Paul Tetreault ’84 has been a theater buff ever since he started acting in middle school. 

  • Jason Peters

    Javits Fellowship goes to alumnus

    The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship is a program of the U.S. Department of Education that provides up to $40,000 per year to students entering a doctoral program in the fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

  • Cannes Film Festival Logo

    Creative Minds at Cannes selects Emersonians

    Thousands of film festivals take place annually across the globe, but few are more venerated than Cannes, the film showcase and competition that occurs in the south of France each spring.

  • Emerson College President Jacqueline Liebergott

    Scholarship fund, theater named in Liebergott's honor

    While Emerson College’s alumni, faculty, and friends continue to raise money toward a scholarship fund to be named in President Jacqueline Liebergott’s honor, the Paramount Center’s Black Box theater was renamed.

  • Jim Finn

    Finn's film lauded by Village Voice

    Visual and Media Arts lecturer and filmmaker Jim Finn was recently recognized by The Village Voice columnist Jim Hoberman for producing one of the top 10 best films of 2010.

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