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.

  • Chris Kane

    Mom of two, Kane '16 co-leads polling club

    It’s common for the fellow students of Chris Kane ’16 to mistake her for a professor, but that doesn’t bother her. “I don’t mind at all,” said the mother of two, who is majoring in Political Communication through the Communication Studies Department. 

  • Norman Lear

    Lear ’44 OpEd featured in the New York Times

    Alumnus Norman Lear's OpEd in the New York Times addresses changes in PBS programming that could "devastate independent documentary filmmaking."

  • Guy Ben-Aharon

    Ben-Aharon '12 featured in the Boston Globe

    Alumnus and Founder of Israeli Stage Guy Ben-Aharon talks about Ulysses on Bottles, a drama about an Israeli Arab in violation of the Israeli government’s travel and trade restrictions. 

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    Portraits from Death Row exhibit opens April 3

    On Friday, April 3, Final Exposure: Portraits from Death Row, an exhibition of photography by African American commercial and documentary photographer Lou Jones, opens at the Huret & Spector Gallery at Emerson College. 

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    Green Gala brings student crowds

    In honor of Earth Month, Emerson hosted the Green Gala on April 2 in the Paramount Center to showcase sustainable food, fashion, and entertainment by numerous student organizations and alumni to highlight the importance of recycling and green living.

  • Green, Laci

    Laci Green headlining Emerald Empowerment Week

    The Emerson College sorority Kappa Gamma Chi has released its line-up for the annual Emerald Empowerment Week, April 12–19, which is a series of events to promote awareness of power–based interpersonal violence and to raise money for area organizations that help survivors of domestic violence.

  • Summer programs expanding in Boston, LA

    Emerson College has announced it is expanding its offering of summer semester programs at the College’s Boston and Los Angeles campuses.

  • Enrique Rivera

    ELA holds Transition Week for seniors

    Emerson College Los Angeles held its first-ever Transition Week March 23–28, providing graduating seniors a series of workshops and industry visits to help prepare them for life after college.


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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