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.

  • Lee Pelton

    Pelton reads on the Boston Common

    Taking some time out to enjoy the last days of summer and support an important literacy and arts access program, President Pelton gave a reading at the Boston Common today.

  • StartUp Institute Program Team

    Emerson to Host Startup Institute’s Talent Expo

    On Thursday, August 13, more than 40 individuals who recently completed Startup Institute’s eight-week course geared toward entrepreneurial-minded professionals, will have 60 seconds each to “pitch” themselves to an audience of Boston-area founders, company leadership, and hiring managers. Presentations will take place from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Paramount Center, including time for networking after the pitches.

  • illustration by Marek Haiduk

    Emerson included in Top 25 Film Schools list, Hollywood Reporter

    Emerson is inlcuded in Hollywood Reporter’s 2015 list of Top 25 Film Schools.

  • Denis Leary

    Leary ’79 cover story, Improper Bostonian

    Actor, writer, and comedian Denis Leary is featured on the cover of Improper Bostonian. He talks about his new show; his time at Emerson; and his 88-year-old mother, who he credits as the funniest person he knows and from whom he gets his “smart-ass, brazen personality.”

  • Tripp Clemens

    Clemens ’13, Lazu ’99 future predictions in Improper Bostonian

    Recent graduate and co-founder of the Emerson Accelerator program Tripp Clemens and alumna and founder of Future Boston Alliance Malia Lazu were asked for their expert opinions on Boston-area innovators to watch and predictions for life in 2030.

  • Taylor Smith '15

    Smith '15 becoming teacher in Iraq

    Taylor Smith ’15 said her recent decision to work abroad was not a surprise to anyone, but eyebrows were raised when she revealed the location. She’s moving to Iraq to become a teacher at an international school.

  • Common Ground logo

    Common Ground podcast launched

    Emerson’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion has launched a new podcast, “Common Ground,” which is produced by students and staff and covers a range of topics relating to inclusive excellence, diversity, and social justice.

  • Emerson DSO staff

    Thousands gather for ADA 25th anniversary

    Thousands of people marched on Boston Common on July 22 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which affords legal protection to people with disabilities nationwide.

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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