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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    Bright Lights 2014 season begins

    Emerson College has released its Fall 2014 schedule for the Bright Lights Series, a twice-weekly film screening and discussion event for the Emerson community and general public.

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    New, familiar faces at Emerson LA

    Students arriving at Emerson College Los Angeles (ELA) will meet both new and familiar faces as the College’s West Coast presence continues to grow.

  • Alumnus, Trustee Sharma’s Q&A with Boston Globe

    Included on Barron’s list of top financial advisers in America, Raj Sharma, MS ’83, an Emerson Trustee since 2012, is featured in the Boston Globe’s Business section.

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    Highly festive Move-In Day at Emerson

    Beyoncé is blaring and college students are dressed in tutus, leis, mouse ears, bullhorns, and suspenders as far as the eye can see. It can mean only one thing: Move-In Day at Emerson College is here.

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    'Will & Grace' items donated to Smithsonian

    Emerson Trustee Max Mutchnick '87 and David Kohan, co-creators of Will & Grace, have donated items from the hit TV show to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

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    SNL announcer Pardo '42 dies at 96

    Longtime Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo ’42 died in his sleep at his Arizona home on August 18 at the age of 96, according to several media outlets.

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    Alum's 'Nightmare' film awarded at Fantasia

    A recent graduate's thesis project — a horror-gothic film about monsters who cook up nightmares — received a recent award at the Fantasia International Film Festival.

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    Alumna films marijuana story for New York Times Op-doc

    Elaine McMillion Sheldon, MFA ’13, whose interactive documentary Hollow is nominated for an Emmy Award this year, has produced a new short film about the emerging marijuana industry in Colorado.

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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