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.

  • The Fighter, Black Swan among Academy Award nominees

    Two members of the Emerson community are among those celebrating Academy Award nominations.

  • Showtime for Bright Screening Room West

    The Bright Family Screening Room West at Emerson College Los Angeles had its first two official screenings last week, including one that featured "microdocumentary" films shot and edited with cutting-edge 4K technology.

  • Phillips, MS '76, on Chronicle

    Public relations specialist Colette Phillips, MS '76, an Emerson Overseer, was featured on Chronicle July 12 for her Get Konnected networking event.

  • Online journalist Lazar tells students to find their niche

    Emmy nominee Shira Lazar ’04 explained to Emerson students how she brought “glam to the tech world” in a recent Q & A moderated by Marketing Communication adjunct faculty member David Gerzof Richard. 

  • Himmer's Bee-Loud Glade explores silence

    The concept of “unplugging” from the demands of life and society has gained interest in recent years, as many people feel pressured day and night to respond to emails, to be available for work, and to stay abreast of trends.

  • Alum on book award 'Longlist'

    Matt Rasmussen, MFA '04, has been selected for the National Book Award Longlist for Poetry for his debut collection, Black Aperture.

  • 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.

  • Anticipation builds for Alumni Weekend 2011

    Every year, Emerson’s campus comes alive as alumni, friends, and families from around the world reunite at Alumni Weekend.

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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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