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.

  • Students register new citizens to vote

    Students register new citizens to vote

    Emerson students and staff joined the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) at Faneuil Hall on September 17 to help upwards of 400 newly naturalized U.S. citizens register to vote. 

  • Students watch debate

    Former Obama strategist, students view debate

    CNN’s Republican Presidential Debate on September 16 brought students, faculty, and former Obama Administration strategist Fred Baldassaro ’96 to the Little Building Dining Hall to view and discuss the three-hour event as it was broadcast live.

  • 9/11 vigil

    Alumni, students remember 9/11

    More than 100 people from Emerson and the Boston community gathered at the Gazebo of the Boston Common on Friday evening, September 11, to remember the lives of those lost on September 11, 2011, in an annual vigil hosted by Sonia Tita Puopolo ’96, MA ’97; Communication Studies Chair Gregory Payne; Emerson’s Communication, Politics, and Law Association (CPLA); and Sandra and John Talanian.

  • Bordy dedication

    Bordy Media Conference Center dedicated at ELA

    Publisher, actor, writer, and director Bill Bordy ’58 was honored with the dedication of the Bill Bordy Media Conference Center on September 9 at Emerson Los Angeles to celebrate his $2.5 million gift to the College.

  • Maria Toru

    Toru, MA '16, reflects on Rosarito, Mexico experience

    Maria Toru, MA ’16, has an enthusiastic look on the new academic year. Fresh off her summer studying in Emerson’s Rosarito Public Diplomacy Workshop, which brings students to Emerson College Los Angeles and Rosarito, Mexico, the graduate student called it “an amazing, amazing cultural exchange and experience.”

  • John Bickerstaff '14

    Bickerstaff '14 attending Academy Nicholl Fellowship Awards

    Emerson College Los Angeles graduate John Bickerstaff ’14 will attend the Academy Nicholl Fellowship Awards Ceremony in November after his screenplay made it to the quarterfinals in competition.

  • Academy Fight Song

    'Academy Fight Song' featured in Boston Globe

    The Boston Globe on September 14 previewed Academy Fight Song, which features numerous Emersonians on the cast and crew.

  • Dinner For One

    Dinner for One in ITV Festival for comedy pilot

    Several Emerson alumni in the New York City comedy sketch group Dinner For One will have a television comedy pilot, Life Sucks, featured at the 10th annual Independent Television and Film Festival (ITV Fest) in Dover, Vermont, September 24–27.


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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