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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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    Laverne Cox kicks off Trans Awareness Week

    Laverne Cox, transgender actor in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black, spoke to a full house at the Bright Family Screening Room on November 4 to kick off Emerson's first Transgender Awareness Week.

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    Alumnus drives Duck vehicle for Sox parade

    Paul Lurie '04 got the job assignment of a lifetime November 2 - driving one of the Duck Tour vehicles that ferries around the 2013 World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox, to the jubilation of millions.

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    State of the College

    Emerson President Lee Pelton released his annual State of the College address to the Emerson community on October 31.

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    Snipe '94 gets Murrow Award

    Aaron Snipe '94 has been named recipient of the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy.

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    DC interns, alumni meet

    Emerson students interning in Washington, D.C., connected with local alumni to discuss opportunities and listened to U.S. Ambassador of Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook '76 give an overview of her impressive career.

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    Overseers discuss digital revolution

    Members of Emerson's Board of Overseers joined Kevin Bright '76, senior executive director of Emerson College Los Angeles, in a discussion October 24 about the rapid rise of digital distribution with services like Netflix and Hulu.

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    Grossman '70 talks digital marketing

    Crime thriller author Gary Grossman '70 spoke to Emerson students and faculty about the importance of authors and writers to market themselves in the digital world. Grossman, an Emerson Trustee, is a former producer a long list of television networks. 

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    Highlights from Family Weekend 2013

    Parents got a slice of Emerson this past weekend, October 18-20, during the College’s annual Family Weekend. Families attended mini-college sessions, workshops, a Talent Showcase, and the President’s Breakfast.

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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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