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.

  • Craig Mathers

    'Academy Fight Song' features Emersonians

    Several Emersonians are involved in the premiere of the play Academy Fight Song, which debuts at the Boston Center for the Arts on Thursday, September 10, including Associate Professor Craig Mathers, who is in a leading role.

  • Pelton on Move-In Day 2015

    Pelton joins Move-In Day excitement

    President Lee Pelton joined cheering, singing, dancing, and selfie-taking students for Emerson College’s annual Move-In Day for new students on August 24—one of the most festive and efficient moving-in processes for new students on a local college campus.

  • Lee Pelton

    Pelton reads on the Boston Common

    Taking some time out to enjoy the last days of summer and support an important literacy and arts access program, President Pelton gave a reading at the Boston Common today.

  • StartUp Institute Program Team

    Emerson to Host Startup Institute’s Talent Expo

    On Thursday, August 13, more than 40 individuals who recently completed Startup Institute’s eight-week course geared toward entrepreneurial-minded professionals, will have 60 seconds each to “pitch” themselves to an audience of Boston-area founders, company leadership, and hiring managers. Presentations will take place from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Paramount Center, including time for networking after the pitches.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • illustration by Marek Haiduk

    Emerson included in Top 25 Film Schools list, Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 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.


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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