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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    Annie Jin receiving Mann Stearns Award

    Seunga Venus “Annie” Jin, assistant professor in Marketing Communication, has been named the 2015 recipient of Emerson’s Norman and Irma Mann Stearns Distinguished Faculty Award.

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    Emerson celebrating 25th ADA anniversary

    Emerson’s Disabilities Services Office and FACE Lab will be hosting informational tables at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on Boston Common on Wednesday, July 22, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

  • Guilfoil, MA '10, grows police, fire PR business

    John Guilfoil, MA ’10, was interviewed for MassLive.com about his growing public relations business for local police and fire departments in Massachusetts.

  • Won't Stay Silent

    'Won't Stay Silent' play examines sexual assault

    “Incredibly brave” is how Performing Arts faculty member Erin Schwall ’05 describes the students who performed in Won’t Stay Silent, a play about sexual assault that was held at Emerson’s Cabaret this spring.

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    Reviews for Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

    The Boston Globe, WBUR, and Broadway World, have published positive reviews of the play Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, which is now playing for ArtsEmerson audiences at the Cutler Majestic Theatre through August 2.

  • Cheryl Buchanan, MFA '15

    Attorney-student teaches writing at St. Francis House

    Cheryl Buchanan, MFA ’15, likely left the community around Emerson in a better place than when she first arrived. The attorney-turned-student launched a creative writing program at St. Francis House in Boston.

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    Outside The Box Festival returns July 14-19

    The Outside the Box Festival is coming back to Boston Common July 14–19, featuring an exciting lineup of performances that include contestants on NBC’s The Voice, as well as Guster, New Politics, Atlas Genius, Alex Preston, The Gin Blossoms, Kacey Musgraves, Austin Web, and Cam.

  • Charles Beard Program

    Boston teens take summer courses at Emerson

    A group of Boston Public Schools students are taking courses in conflict resolution, creative writing, and theater at Emerson July 6–17 as part of the College’s 10th annual Charles Beard Arts and Communication Exploration Program.


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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