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.

  • Vincente Minnelli biographer visiting campus

    Vincente Minnelli biographer Mark Griffin ’90 is returning to Emerson on Valentine’s Day to introduce a screening of Minnelli’s Oscar-winning 1958 film, Gigi.

  • International dramaturg conference at Emerson

    Emerson College and Suffolk University are hosting the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) conference June 26–29.

  • Emerson impact on TV history displayed

    Iwasaki Library Executive Director Robert Fleming has created an artful display in the Little Building devoted to Emerson alumni who made major inroads in American television. The display is on view now through May.

  • Auction to raise scholarship funds; community engagement

    The Sixth Annual Emerson College Alumni Association Scholarship Auction goes live on Monday, May 23, and runs through Monday, June 6. 

  • In LA, 4 things to do for under $20

    Think Los Angeles is expensive? Think again. Among all the trendy restaurants, red carpets, and Kardashian sightings is a diverse culture that comes from being the second-most populous city in the country. When students arrive at the new Emerson College Los Angeles on January 12, they'll never run out of inexpensive - or free - places to explore.

  • Alumnus Hanc's Boston Marathon book in the Boston Sunday Globe Magazine

    Alumnus John Hanc (’77)’s new book, The B.A.A. at 125: The Official History of the Boston Athletic Association, 1887- 2012, was excerpted in the Boston Sunday Globe Magazine.

  • Alumna awarded Fulbright fellowship to teach in Tunisia

    Andrea Calabretta, MFA ’07, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to teach at the University of Sousse in Tunisia for the 2011–2012 academic year

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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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