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.

  • Alumna awarded for 'Scarecrow' biography

    Holly Van Leuven ’12, who is working on the first-ever biography of Wizard of Oz Scarecrow actor Ray Bolger, will receive the Hazel Rowley Prize for Best Proposal for a First Biography by the Biographers International Organization on May 17.

  • Ed Harding ’75 on CNN with man who discovered Tsarnaev

    WCVB's Ed Harding ’75 appeared on CNN to discuss his exclusive interview with David Henneberry, the man who discovered Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

  • 2010 Emerson Alumni Weekend set for June 4-6

    Emerson's Alumni Weekend 2010 celebration will be held June 4-6.

  • DeFrehn '04, of 'Vampire Academy,' in Globe

    Jillian Preger DeFrehn '04 was featured in the Boston Globe for her red carpet appearance at the premiere of Vampire Academy.

  • McGackin's book mentioned on Time.com

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  • 'Escapement' in Roxbury Film Festival

    Escapement, a short film by Emersonians that weaves jazz themes into a heartfelt generational story of African American men, will be part of the Roxbury International Film Festival June 25-29.

  • Alumni launch Boston Strong music mix

    Two Emersonians have released the Boston Strong Music Project, a digital mix of original songs by local artists, including Amanda Palmer, to raise money for The One Fund.

  • Paramount Pictures set to produce screenplay by Emerson duo

    Paramount Pictures recently picked up a screenwriting pitch from two alumni of Emerson’s Film program, Jacob Emanuel ’08 and William Block ’08.

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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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