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.

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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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    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!?”

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.


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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