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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.

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  • By Erin Connolly ’15

    Ryder '94 credits career to Emerson LA

    Aaron Ryder '94 has produced blockbuster movies like Memento, The Prestige, and Donnie Darko. He says Emerson College Los Angeles put him on the right path early in his career.

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    Gup's book touches Ohio town

    Journalism Professor Ted Gup's hometown of Canton, Ohio, is hosting a month of events to honor his book, A Secret Gift, a true story of how Canton residents got help from a Secret Santa in 1933.

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    Berry '14 returns to LA roots

    Erin Berry '14, an Acting major and Los Angeles-area native, is returning to her roots January 12 when she becomes one of the first students to attend the new Emerson College Los Angeles.

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    Emerson LA: A media hub

    At the new Emerson College Los Angeles, which opens January 12, students will find state-of-the-art spaces with cutting-edge technology for everything from theater practice to audio and visual production and live video lectures.

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    West named Mann Stearns Award recipient

    Richard West, professor in the Communication Studies Department, was named recipient of the 2013 Norman and Irma Mann Stearns Distinguished Faculty Award.

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    Anchorman 2 exclusively viewed by students

    Emerson students stood in long lines to exclusively screen Anchorman 2 during Will Ferrell's visit to campus December 4 as main character Ron Burgundy.

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    Video: Will Ferrell talks to students at screening

    Actor Will Ferrell talked to some lucky Emerson students at AMC Loews Boston Common Theater who attended an exclusive screening of Anchorman 2 on December 4. 

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    It's official (for a day): Burgundy School of Comm.

    The pillar of journalism himself—Ron Burgundy—choked back tears at the Semel Theater on December 4 as President Lee Pelton officially renamed the School of Communication the "Ron Burgundy School of Communication" for one day.

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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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