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.

  • Mora

    7 students attending Cannes Film Festival

    Seven Visual and Media Arts students will attend the famed Cannes Film Festival in France May 14–25 while a total of 10 student and alumni films will be shown at the festival’s Short Film Corner. 

  • Van Leuven

    Alumna awarded for 'Scarecrow' biography

    Holly Van Leuven ’12, who is working on the first-ever biography of Wizard of Oz Scarecrow actor Ray Bolger, will receive the Hazel Rowley Prize for Best Proposal for a First Biography by the Biographers International Organization on May 17.

  • Creighton

    Creighton '01 nominated by Outer Critics Circle

    Theater actor Michael Cyril Creighton '01 has been nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for his work on Stage Kiss.

  • Blue Mountain State

    Alumni plan 'Blue Mountain State' film

    The Emerson alumni behind the former Spike TV show Blue Mountain State are trying to turn the cult comedy into a movie.

  • nash

    Alcohol-infused ice cream wins E3 Expo

    Crème de Liqueur, an alcohol-infused ice cream, is the business venture by Elizabeth Nash '14 that won the annual Emerson Entrepreneurship Experience (E3) Exposition on April 19.

  • Travis, Cooper

    1st Spirit of Emerson Awards presented

    The 2014 Spirit of Emerson Awards were given April 22 to two groups who exemplified the College spirit.

  • Gold Key

    Gold Key Society inducts 83 students

    Helaine Miller '55 was on hand to honor 83 students and faculty members Bethany Nelson and Robb Eason at the Gold Key Honor Society ceremony April 22.

  • Yglesias

    Screenwriter, novelist Yglesias shares knowledge

    Accomplished screenwriter and novelist Rafael Yglesias, who is serving as Emerson’s Semel Screenwriting Chair, led a discussion in the Bright Family Screening Room on April 17.

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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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