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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    Nussbaum '84 examines Jewish boxing in film

    James Ford Nussbaum ’84 hosted a screening and discussion of IMPACT: Jewish Boxers in America, a film he produced, in the Beard Room of the Little Building on February 25 in an event co-sponsored by Emerson College Hillel and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

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    Lewis '92 promotes eating disorder awareness

    An alumna who survived an eating disorder and became a clinical director of a local treatment center spoke candidly with Emerson students on February 24 to better educate and raise awareness of such debilitating conditions.

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    Sign language used in Emerson Stage play

    Sign language is not something you typically see during a theatrical production. But when the Emerson Stage production of the play Mother Hicks is performed February 26–March 1, that’s exactly what the audience will notice.

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    IRNE nominates numerous Emersonians

    The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) has announced its nominations for its annual award show, and several Emersonians have made the list.

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    Bill Burr '93 coming to Emerson Los Angeles

    Comedian and actor Bill Burr ’93 is coming to Emerson College Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 3, for an evening discussion with students, alumni, and the public.


    RTNDA students, alumni meet in Hollywood

    Emerson College alumni and Journalism students gathered for a dinner in Hollywood on February 18 to network and celebrate recent successes. 

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    TV producer Harris Wittels '06 dies at 30

    Harris Wittels ’06, Emerson alumnus and co-executive producer of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, was found dead at his Los Angeles home on February 19. He was 30 years old.

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    'Gabriel' film examines mental illness

    Writer and director Lou Howe screened his debut feature film, Gabriel, and offered unique insight into the filmmaking process to Emerson College Los Angeles students and alumni on February 17.


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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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