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.

  • 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.

  • Emerson to award four honorary degrees at Commencement

    This year's Commencement honorary degree recipients are former Tonight Show host Jay Leno ’73; Scott Simon, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition; Don Lemon, anchor of CNN Newsroom; and Catherine D’Amato, president and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank.

  • Wright '10 produces Morton Downey Jr. doc

    Graham Wright '10 stopped by Emerson for the Boston premiere of Evocateur: the Morton Downey Jr. Movie, for which he worked as a producer. The documentary follows the career rise and fall of the "trash television" pioneer.

  • Portuguese-American culture examined in book

    Brian Sousa, MFA '06, tackles Portugese-American life in his latest book, Almost Gone.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Student behind $2 mil Kickstarter campaign

    Tim Taylor '14 launched the third most successful Kickstarter campaign, reaching about $ 2 million, on the platform's Film & Video category in May to fund the Emerson alumni-created Blue Mountain State movie.

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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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