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.

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    Survivor resources, advocacy advance at Emerson

    Since her arrival on campus last spring, Melanie Matson has led a number of initiatives for Emerson Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) to educate community members on issues around interpersonal violence, including sexual assault, as well as updating institutional policies.

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    ELA reception unites students, parents, leaders

    Emerson College Los Angeles students shared their LA Program experiences with members of the Emerson Board of Trustees, alumni, parents, and friends during a President’s Society Cocktail Reception on February 26.

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    Bill Bordy ’58 in Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal

    Alumnus Bill Bordy's $2.5 million gift to Emerson College Los Angeles was highlighted in the Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal.

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    Steinhauer ’99 book in New York Times

    The New York Times reveiws alumnus Olen Steinhauer's new book, All the Old Knives.

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    Josue ’01 featured in The Credits

    Alumna Michele Josue is featured in The Credits for her documentary Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, who was beaten to death in a homophobic hate crime.

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    Bill Burr '93 clowns with student crowd

    Comedian Bill Burr ’93 packed the house during a free evening of comedy and discussion at Emerson Los Angeles (ELA) on March 3. Students, alumni, and the public were treated to an evening of Burr riffing on topics like making it in stand-up, dealing with success, and the drama in comedy. 

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    Bordy '58 gives $2.5 million to Emerson LA

    Emerson College announced March 3 that alumnus Bill Bordy '58 has provided a $2.5 million gift to Emerson Los Angeles as part of The Future Has Your Name On It! campaign. 

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    ELA on horizon for Fall 2015

    Students stuck in the snowier-than-usual Boston winter are California dreamin’ as they look forward to spending the Fall 2015 semester at Emerson College Los Angeles. “This winter has been awful. It will definitely be a warm welcome,” said Elliot Friar ’16, a Marketing Communication major. “There’s tons of opportunity, so, why not go there!?”


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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