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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.

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    Emerson UnCommon civic game launches Sept. 22

    On Monday, September 22, Emerson launches a civic engagement game called Community PlanIt: Emerson Uncommon, a highly innovative, distinctively Emersonian way of cultivating community input for the College’s ongoing strategic planning process.

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    Health Communication celebrates 20th anniversary

    Ami Schmitz, MA '98, a senior medical producer for NBC News, will give the keynote speech at this weekend's celebration of the 20th anniversary of Emerson's Health Communication Graduate Program.

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    Ferguson media impact discussed in forums

    An invigorating discussion on September 17 about the racially charged events of Ferguson, Missouri, began with a reminder of America’s legacy of inequality. 

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    Bright '76 reflects on 'Friends' 20th anniversary

    This month marks the 20th anniversary of Friends, and Kevin Bright '76 says "it's a pleasure and an honor" that Hollywood is paying homage to the celebrated TV show. 

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    Diplomacy discussed, Algosaibi, MA '98, honored

    Emerson students paid tribute to the late Husam Algosaibi, MA ’98, and his family during a lecture about political diplomacy on September 15, featuring Emerson Trustee Leo Hindery, P '16.

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    9/11 remembered on Boston Common

    A large group of Emerson and Boston community members gathered at the Parkman Bandstand in the Boston Common the evening of September 11 to commemorate the anniversary of the terrorism attacks that shook the world 13 years ago.

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    Accelerator entrepreneurial teams announced

    Emerson College has announced the three student teams selected for its Emerson Accelerator Program—officially kicking off the College’s newly formed extracurricular program for entrepreneurial students to launch businesses.

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    Alumnus, Chicago radio legend dies at 83

    Legendary Chicago radio broadcaster and Emerson College alumnus Roy Leonard ’52 has died at the age of 83 after declining health.

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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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