Emerson College Today

  • Bilingual comic Jesse Appell

    Emerson Laughs in Any Language

    Dressed in a traditional street performer’s “big robe,” Jesse Appell explained Xiangsheng acts consist of two people -- a Dou Gen De or “joker,” and a Peng Gen De or a “straight man”-- conversing back and forth. They roleplay, and sometimes perform “meta comedy,” where they address their roles in their jokes. Their comedy consists of history and Chinese legends, everyday occurrences, cultural practices, and witty banter, and is performed in venues of all sizes, from small clubs and tea houses to stadiums that hold 10,000 people. Appell said he finds playing smaller venues more fun.

  • 'Black Light' Shines on Emerson Artists

    "Black Light," held in a packed Cabaret in the Little Building on Thursday, February 18, was sponsored by Emerson’s Black Organization with Natural Interests (EBONI) and Multicultural Student Affairs, the evening was emceed by Taylor Jett ’17, co-president of EBONI, with Nathaniel Charles ’17 and Dorcas Thete ’18.

  • Art Teitelbaum

    Scholarship Honors a Friendship with Opportunity

    Ed Ansin described his friend, Art Teitelbaum, as above all, “dedicated” – to fighting discrimination, to protecting people’s rights, and to spreading the message of tolerance and equality. So when Teitelbaum passed away last November at the age of 77, Ansin wanted to help pass along that dedication to a whole new generation of Emerson students. The Art Teitelbaum ’60 Memorial Scholarship will recognize two undergraduate students annually who are from Massachusetts with a major in Journalism and demonstrated financial need. Each student will be awarded a $5,000 grant, starting in fall 2016.

  • Daniel Beaty performs

    ArtsEmerson Wins Grant for Audience Outreach

    ArtsEmerson was one of 24 arts organizations nationally, and the only group in the Boston area, to receive a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) to support its outreach efforts to communities of color. The $115,000 grant will help support ArtsEmerson’s work with writer/performer Daniel Beaty to increase participation of black, Latino/a, and Asian populations in the city’s cultural opportunities.

  • Communication Studies faculty watch debate

    Communication Studies Ranked in Top Five Nationally

    College Factual, a website that compiles higher education rankings in a variety of categories, named Emerson College fifth in the nation for Communication Studies, the second field of study at Emerson to be ranked at the top of the pack by the company.

  • App workshop

    There’s an App for That at Emerson

    Hamad Al Badi, a Marketing Communications major and an Emerson Experience in Entrepreneurship (E3) minor, is one of 56 students who attended a workshop in the Bordy Theater on February 16 and 17 that taught them how they can develop their ideas into usable applications without knowing any coding or coders. The workshop was organized by E3 Director Lu Ann Reeb, who, in the last couple of years, has seen her entrepreneurship students become more and more interested in building apps.

  • 'Disparo Al Corazon'

    Emerson Alum Directs Grammy-Winning Album Videos

    Ethan Lader '01 directed videos for the Ricky Martin singles, Disparo Al Corazon and Adios, off A Quien Quiera Escuchar, winner of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.

  • 'The Wong Kids'

    'Wong Kids' Director on His Love of Theater

    Director Ralph B. Peña talked about his latest play to hit Boston —The Wong Kids in The Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! Presented by ArtsEmerson and written by Lloyd Suh, the play is about Violet and Bruce Wong, who have super powers and don’t fit in. When an evil beast called the Space Chupacabra appears, the Wong Kids must travel to outer space in order to stop it.


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