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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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  • David Shawl

    'Burning Man' comes alive

    A new, short film by David Shawl '07 on the 2012 Burning Man event shows how artists create massive structures only to be burned to a crisp when the event is over.

  • Rex Trailer

    Leno, Menounos, community pay tribute to Trailer

    Jay Leno '73, Maria Menounos '00 and the Emerson community are mourning the loss of Rex Trailer, iconic TV host and Emerson faculty member.

  • Weinman

    Alum releases psychological thriller

    In what he hopes will turn into a book series, Edward Weinman, MFA ’99, has just released a psychological thriller, The Ring Road, that delves into the darkness of a murder in remote Iceland.

  • Kitty Martin

    Film follows vet with PTSD

    A documentary co-produced by an Emerson alumnus that follows a U.S. Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder as he rode a bicycle from Boston to Washington, D.C., will premiere January 14.

  • Griffeth

    'Hangover' writer mentors Emerson student

    Carlee Griffeth '12 finished her Emerson career last semester by mentoring with Craig Mazin, co-writer of the films Hangover Part II and Scary Movie 3 and 4.

  • WERS student DJ in studio

    WERS 88.9 tops the list of best college radio stations

    The Huffington Post reports the Princeton Review's list of best college radio stations.

  • Tony Goldman

    Trustee Tony Goldman remembered with portrait by Shepard Fairey

    Graphic artist Shepard Fairey has immortalized Emerson Trustee Tony Goldman '65 by including an image of him at the center of an outdoor mural at Wynwood Walls, a street art museum in Miami.  

  • Denis Leary

    Emerson impact on TV history displayed

    Iwasaki Library Executive Director Robert Fleming has created an artful display in the Little Building devoted to Emerson alumni who made major inroads in American television. The display is on view now through May.


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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