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.

  • Academy Fight Song

    'Academy Fight Song' featured in Boston Globe

    The Boston Globe on September 14 previewed Academy Fight Song, which features numerous Emersonians on the cast and crew.

  • Maria Toru

    Toru, MA '16, reflects on Rosarito, Mexico experience

    Maria Toru, MA ’16, has an enthusiastic look on the new academic year. Fresh off her summer studying in Emerson’s Rosarito Public Diplomacy Workshop, which brings students to Emerson College Los Angeles and Rosarito, Mexico, the graduate student called it “an amazing, amazing cultural exchange and experience.”

  • John Bickerstaff '14

    Bickerstaff '14 attending Academy Nicholl Fellowship Awards

    Emerson College Los Angeles graduate John Bickerstaff ’14 will attend the Academy Nicholl Fellowship Awards Ceremony in November after his screenplay made it to the quarterfinals in competition.

  • Emerson seal

    Campbell '15 wins award, reports Poetry.org

    Blake Campbell ’15 recently won the Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets.

  • Dinner For One

    Dinner for One in ITV Festival for comedy pilot

    Several Emerson alumni in the New York City comedy sketch group Dinner For One will have a television comedy pilot, Life Sucks, featured at the 10th annual Independent Television and Film Festival (ITV Fest) in Dover, Vermont, September 24–27.

  • students at E3 Expo

    Emerson gets top 2015 rankings in US News, Forbes

    Emerson College has once again scored high marks in 2015 as several national publications, including US News and Forbes, release their annual rankings of colleges and universities in a variety of categories.

  • Jack Lepiarz ’10

    Lepiarz ’10 will attempt Guinness record

    Jack Lepiarz ’10 was featured in the Boston Globe on September 8 for his upcoming circus-like performance at King Richard’s Faire in which he will attempt to break the Guinness world record for bullwhip cracks.

  • Wissa and Thompson

    LA diversity scholarship event honors Burrill

    Alumni and friends raised more than $13,000 in support of the Mary Burrill Scholarship for Diversity at Emerson College during a fundraising reception on August 23 in Marina del Rey, California, which celebrated the legacy of playwright and educator Mary Burrill '1904, '29.


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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