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.

  • Tripp Clemens

    Clemens ’13, Lazu ’99 future predictions in Improper Bostonian

    Recent graduate and co-founder of the Emerson Accelerator program Tripp Clemens and alumna and founder of Future Boston Alliance Malia Lazu were asked for their expert opinions on Boston-area innovators to watch and predictions for life in 2030.

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    Emerson included in Top 25 Film Schools list, Hollywood Reporter

    Emerson is inlcuded in Hollywood Reporter’s 2015 list of Top 25 Film Schools.

  • Denis Leary

    Leary ’79 cover story, Improper Bostonian

    Actor, writer, and comedian Denis Leary is featured on the cover of Improper Bostonian. He talks about his new show; his time at Emerson; and his 88-year-old mother, who he credits as the funniest person he knows and from whom he gets his “smart-ass, brazen personality.”

  • Taylor Smith '15

    Smith '15 becoming teacher in Iraq

    Taylor Smith ’15 said her recent decision to work abroad was not a surprise to anyone, but eyebrows were raised when she revealed the location. She’s moving to Iraq to become a teacher at an international school.

  • Common Ground logo

    Common Ground podcast launched

    Emerson’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion has launched a new podcast, “Common Ground,” which is produced by students and staff and covers a range of topics relating to inclusive excellence, diversity, and social justice.

  • Emerson DSO staff

    Thousands gather for ADA 25th anniversary

    Thousands of people marched on Boston Common on July 22 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which affords legal protection to people with disabilities nationwide.

  • Cheadle

    25 Emersonians nominated for Emmy Awards

    Twenty-five Emerson community members have received nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards, which recognizes outstanding work in television. The 2015 Emmys will be broadcast live September 20 on the FOX network.

  • Jennifer Coolidge

    Coolidge ’85 applauded in Boston Globe review

    Actress and comedian Jennifer Coolidge ’85 plays the lead role in Saving Kitty, a play by Marisa Smith, showing through August 2 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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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