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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.

  • Knight, Mathieu

    Mathieu '96, Knight jam for Live Music Week

    WERS host George Knight and WBZ-AM anchor Joe Mathieu '96, both guitarists, held a recording session in the WERS studios for Live Music Week that runs April 5-13.

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    Helen Rose '38 dies peacefully at home

    Helen Carlotta Rose ’38, Emerson Trustee Emerita, died peacefully at her Palm Beach, Florida, home on March 23.

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    Recent graduates win Peabody Award

    Elaine McMillion, MFA ’13, and Jeff Soyk, MFA ’13, have won a Peabody Award for their critically acclaimed documentary, Hollow, which examines a rural county in West Virginia.

  • Mora

    Student filmmaker receives cash award

    Nineteen student films were featured at the 14th Annual Emerson College Film Festival in the Bright Family Screening Room of the Paramount Center on March 30.

  • Says Hollywood business leader

    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.

  • Hindery

    Ethics Circle revived for Fall 2014

    Emerson’s Ethics Circle, which on sabbatical, has announced it will resume in the Fall 2014 semester with a major new lecture series, to be held over the next three years, featuring key ethics thinkers from leading universities.

  • Basche

    Basche '90 talks entertainment at Emerson LA

    David Alan Basche '90, an actor on the TV Land show The Exes, recently spoke with students at Emerson College Los Angeles.

  • Acappellaooza

    Four student a cappella groups unite

    Emerson's four a cappella groups will unite for the first time ever Friday, March 28, on stage for a benefit concert to raise money for student and diversity scholarships.

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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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