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.

  • George Watsky

    Watsky ’10, rap career featured in New York Observer

    Alumnus George Watsky’s ability to rap first took center stage on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He continues to gain attention with his rap repertoire.  

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    Malcolm Rogers to receive Brudnoy Award

    Malcom Rogers, director of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, will receive the 2014 David Brudnoy Award from the Phi Alpha Tau Fraternity at Emerson College on Friday, November 21.

  • Denis Leary

    Leary ’79 benefit performance in Boston Globe

    Alumnus and comedian Denis Leary celebrates 20 years of performing in the biggest comedy show in town, Comics Come Home. 

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    Athletics launches first-ever logo

    The Athletics Department has announced the launching of its first-ever athletic logo after a vote of more than 1,600 students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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    Emerson UnCommon game results released

    The organizers of Community PlanIt: Emerson UnCommon, an online game that garnered thousands of comments from the Emerson community to assist the College in its strategic planning, released results in a ceremony November 6.

  • Ted Cutler and Lee Pelton

    Pelton and Cutler in Boston Globe’s Names

    President Lee Pelton and Trustee Emeritus Ted Cutler ’51 were honored at Israeli Stage’s 5th anniversary celebration.

  • Menino

    Emerson mourns former Mayor Menino

    Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the longest-serving Boston mayor and a friend of Emerson College, died October 30 after a battle with cancer. He was 71.

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    Innovation focus of Overseers discussion

    Two alumni, who serve on Emerson's Board of Overseers, shared their expertise in marketing and innovation on October 28 in an event in the Max Mutchnick Campus Center called “Innovation Secrets That Will Make You Better at Everything You Do.”


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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