Emersonians' article makes front page of The Boston Globe
May 02, 2011
A story penned by Taylor Gearhart ’11 and Alex Kaufman ’13 about Boston-area college students taking to the streets to celebrate the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. military forces made the front page of the May 2 Boston Globe. This is the first time that two Emerson students have had a story published on the front page of the Globe, according to Richard West, chair of the Communication Studies Department. “Once again, our department has enormous pride in the kind of majors that we cultivate,” said West. Both students were excited to learn that “In Hub, News Brings Revelers to Streets” had been published. Gearhart, a Communication Studies major, is editor-in-chief of the student newspaper The Berkley Beacon, while Kaufman, a Political Communication major, is the news editor.
Students in Communication Studies master the critical communication principles and practices needed to become dynamic leaders in their chosen professions. Through strategic and ethical use of communication, they work for social change, frame contemporary issues, and turn their values into actions.