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.

  • Alumni Weekend

    Hundreds expected for Alumni Weekend 2014

    Emerson’s campus will come alive May 30–June 1 as alumni, friends, and families from around the world reunite at Alumni Weekend 2014. More than 500 people are expected to attend.

  • Life

    'Cocktail Party' shoots with student crew

    Theodore "Regge" Life, distinguished director-in-residence in the Visual and Media Arts Department, continues to work with Emerson students on his feature film Cocktail Party.

  • Leno, Vasiljevic

    Comedy lights up 134th Commencement

    Jokes and jabs were themes at Emerson College’s 134th Commencement on May 11, which featured Jay Leno ’73 as the undergraduate commencement speaker, but the upbeat ceremonies also offered reflection and thanks to those who brought us into this world: our mothers.

  • Mora

    7 students attending Cannes Film Festival

    Seven Visual and Media Arts students will attend the famed Cannes Film Festival in France May 14–25 while a total of 10 student and alumni films will be shown at the festival’s Short Film Corner. 

  • Van Leuven

    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.

  • Creighton

    Creighton '01 nominated by Outer Critics Circle

    Theater actor Michael Cyril Creighton '01 has been nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for his work on Stage Kiss.

  • Blue Mountain State

    Alumni plan 'Blue Mountain State' film

    The Emerson alumni behind the former Spike TV show Blue Mountain State are trying to turn the cult comedy into a movie.

  • nash

    Alcohol-infused ice cream wins E3 Expo

    Crème de Liqueur, an alcohol-infused ice cream, is the business venture by Elizabeth Nash '14 that won the annual Emerson Entrepreneurship Experience (E3) Exposition on April 19.

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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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