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.

  • Internship Fair students share success stories

    Fifty employers are expected to set up informational booths at this semester's Internship Fair, which has a high success rate in getting Emerson students work experience at top companies.

  • 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.

  • Bensussen accepts excellence award

    Melia Bensussen, chair of the Department of Performing Arts, recently accepted the 2013 Award for Excellence from The Theatre Museum in New York, the website Woman Around Town reported June 5.

  • 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.

  • Emerson LA helps economic growth

    A coalition of Hollywood property owners whose aim is to keep its neighborhood clean and spur economic growth is already seeing the positive effects of Emerson Los Angeles.

  • Alumnus wins major poetry awards

    Matthew Rasmussen ’04 recently won two prestigious awards for his poetry: the 2012 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and the 2012 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers.

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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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