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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    Student Powerade Olympics ad gets award

    A spec television commercial for Powerade that was produced last year by more than 40 Emerson students majoring in marketing or film recently received a Hatch Award from The Ad Club of Boston—recognizing an interesting outside-the-classroom collaboration.

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    Bridge '14 profiles alopecia journey for Lowell Sun

    Amanda Bridge ’14 recently had a story published in the Lowell Sun that profiled a young woman who decided to become bald after living for six years with alopecia.

  • Casselman

    LA graduates search for local jobs

    Like many recent Emerson College Los Angeles graduates, Leah Casselman ’14 and Brad Cryan ’14 are staying in southern California after they complete their studies this month, joining the 4,000 other alumni who have settled in the region.

  • Stephen Colbert

    Colbert bids farewell

    Emerson alumnus and trustee Doug Herzog ’81 president of Viacom Entertainment and creator of Comedy Central, applauds Colbert’s achievements.

  • Burr

    Podcasts with Emersonians this holiday break

    If you are traveling this holiday season—on a long bus or plane ride, perhaps?—be sure to check out some popular podcasts featuring Emerson alumni.

  • Georges

    Georges ’86 named poet laureate of Boston

    Emerson alumna Danielle Legros Georges ’86 has been named poet laureate of Boston. The news was announced December 15 during a packed open forum at the Paramount Center Mainstage with Julie Burros, the recently named chief of arts and culture for the city of Boston.

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    Homeless highlighted in holiday play

    Several Emerson students and alumni are involved in Writing Home, a theater production written by Boston–area homeless people, which runs December 18-21.

  • Iwasaki

    Shoo Iwasaki celebrates 80th birthday

    Shoo Iwasaki, a devoted friend of Emerson and namesake of the College’s Iwasaki Library, recently celebrated his 80th birthday in Japan.


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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