Featured Alumni News

Nearly every day, it seems we’re hearing about something new that Emerson alumni are bringing to the fields of communications and the arts. Whether they’re making movies, creating plays, or planning political campaigns, Emersonians are innovators. They are changing how we see, feel, and experience the world.

For the latest College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • Highly festive Move-In Day at Emerson

    Beyoncé is blaring and college students are dressed in tutus, leis, mouse ears, bullhorns, and suspenders as far as the eye can see. It can mean only one thing: Move-In Day at Emerson College is here.

  • EVVY Awards features Bill Burr '93

    The 32nd annual EVVY Awards will spotlight comedy May 10 by bestowing an award to Bill Burr '93.  

  • Trustee is appointee in Obama administration

    President Obama announced his intention to appoint Emerson College Trustee and alumna Suzan Johnson Cook ’76 Ambassador-At-Large for International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State.

  • ELA gets major press coverage

    Numerous media outlets have reported on Emerson's expanded footprint in Hollywood with the opening of Emerson College Los Angeles this semester.

  • Rasky receives Anti-Defamation League award

    Vice Chair of Emerson’s Board of Trustees and CEO of Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications Larry Rasky ’78 was honored December 13 by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) New England Region.

  • Media Ethics online magazine released

    The Spring 2013 issue of the Emerson-produced Media Ethics online magazine has been released, featuring essays about the upcoming Wikileaks trial and coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, among other topics.

  • M. Lee Pelton named 12th President of Emerson College

    M. Lee Pelton, president of Willamette University and a former dean at Colgate University and Dartmouth College, will assume office July 1, 2011.

  • Helen Rose '38 dies peacefully at home

    Helen Carlotta Rose ’38, Emerson Trustee Emerita, died peacefully at her Palm Beach, Florida, home on March 23.

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Michael Moats

Writing in Politics

The West Wing got him hooked, but it was his writing skills that got him there. Michael Moats, MFA ’10, came to Emerson as a graduate student in creative writing. He never thought he’d leave as a political speechwriter.

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