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.

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  • Let's Go Fund Challenge

    Challenge will support Emerson students studying abroad

    Recognizing a growing need to enable students of limited means to participate in Emerson’s expanding study abroad programs, Trustee Judy Huret, MA ’69, and her husband, Bob, have pledged a $100,000 challenge gift as the inaugural funding for the College’s new Let’s Go Fund.

  • Jae Williams honored by Boston Celtics

    Alumnus honored by Celtics for work with Boston kids

    Jae Williams, digital media producer for Emerson College, was recognized as an “Honorary Co-Captain” on March 2 during a game against the Portland Trailblazers for his work with disadvantaged youth through the Forever Ink Foundation, an educational nonprofit digital media organization he co-founded.

  • Jaweed Kaleem

    Kaleem ’07 Named Race and Justice Reporter for LA Times

    Alumnus Jaweed Kaleem ’07 was named as a new reporter for the LA Times, where he will be covering race and justice issues.

  • Ira Goldstone '71

    Emerson College Appoints Four New Trustees

    Chairman of the Emerson College Board of Trustees Jeff Greenhawt ’68 and President Lee Pelton have announced the appointment of four new Trustees, effective immediately for a three-year term.

  • Lisa Dwan

    Reviews for Beckett presented by ArtsEmerson

    Reviewers use words like “gripping” and “stunning” to describe a solo performance by actress Lisa Dwan, who takes center stage to perform three plays by Samuel Beckett. The production runs through March 20, 2016 at the Paramount Mainstage. Globe correspondent Terry Byrne writes: “… Stripping away all the artifice of the stage, Beckett focuses on a range of feeling, something Dwan delivers with an intensity that is never less than mesmerizing.”

  • Al Jaffe

    Al Jaffe Speaker Series to Bring Sports VIPs to Emerson

    John Skipper, who has expanded the channel’s mobile offerings and increased its commitment to Spanish-speaking and women sports fans since becoming president of ESPN, will talk with Jaffe in the Bordy Theater on Wednesday, March 23, at 6:30 pm, as the first guest in the Al Jaffe Speaker Series. Students from all majors will have the chance to ask questions and join the conversation.

  • Mutchnick ’87 on the Beverly Hills Hotel, New York Times

    Trustee Max Mutchnick ’87 was interviewed by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd for an Opinion piece about the protest of the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2014 due to the owner, the Sultan of Brunei, implementing Shariah law in his kingdom, making homosexuality and adultery punishable by law.

  • Kevin Bright

    Bright ’76 interviewed in Huffington Post

    Kevin Bright, Emerson College Los Angeles (ELA) vice president and founding director, talked to the Huffington Post about the SXSW premiere of the Best and Most Beautiful Things.

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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