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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    Tony winner Comley, MA '94, dines with students

    Several alumni, including Tony Award-winner Bonnie Comley, MA ’94, held intimate discussions with students at two events on October 6, to talk about the television, film, and performing arts fields.

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    Fox 25 live on campus Oct. 17

    Want to show your Emerson spirit on TV? Or just wave hi to your mom!? On Friday, October 17, the Fox 25 Morning News will broadcast live from Emerson College for its  "Fox 25 College Tour" series. 

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    Faculty honored at appreciation event

    Faculty members whose work at Emerson has spanned four decades were honored at the Bordy Theater on October 1 for the first annual Faculty Appreciation Event, organized by The Spirit of Emerson and the Office of Academic Affairs.

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    Fried wraps acting residency with 'Stories'

    Actor Jonathan Fried wrapped up a weeklong residency at Emerson College with a performance of excerpts of Dressing Room Stories in the Semel Theater on September 26, which took the audience through the life of actor Alvin Epstein, who was in attendance for the performance

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    Alumni Sundance-winning pirate film premieres

    Fishing Without Nets, a new feature film created by Emerson alumni about Somali pirates that won the Directing Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, permieres in Los Angeles September 26-27.

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    Reenergized Emerson LA Film Festival Oct. 10-11

    The reenergized Emerson Los Angeles Film Festival will unite students, faculty, and alumni October 10–11 with a mix of screenings and workshops that pay tribute to a wide breadth of student and alumni work and include insights from industry leaders.

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    Health Communication celebrates 20th anniversary

    Ami Schmitz, MA '98, a senior medical producer for NBC News, will give the keynote speech at this weekend's celebration of the 20th anniversary of Emerson's Health Communication Graduate Program.

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    Ferguson media impact discussed in forums

    An invigorating discussion on September 17 about the racially charged events of Ferguson, Missouri, began with a reminder of America’s legacy of inequality. 

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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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