Emerson College Today

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • Recyclemania

    Emerson College ready for Recyclemania

    Between now and April 2, Emerson College is participating in Recyclemania, a nationwide competition that pits colleges and universities against each other in a battle for the best recycler. Last year, Emerson’s recycling rate was 25%, good for 158th out of 232 schools. But this year, the College’s fifth in competition, the goal is to clear a 46% recycling rate and land in the top 50% of colleges, said Campus Sustainability Coordinator Amy Elvidge.

  • '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.

  • 'Diary of a Teenage Girl'

    Film Sparks Talk of Female Perspective

    More than 100 Emerson College students and Boston community members of all ages and genders attended a screening of The Diary of a Teenage Girl at the Bright Family Screening Room on Thursday, February 11. The film premiered at Sundance in January of last year, and was distributed by Sony Pictures Classics in August. The screening was part of the Bright Lights film and discussion series.

  • 'Peace' by Jody Steel

    'Leg art' alumna to sell designs for Red Cross

    The Desert to the Sea Region of the Red Cross, which covers a swath of California from Orange County to the Arizona border, will sell apparel featuring one of four Jody Steel designs, with 80 percent of the proceeds going to fund the agency’s Fire Preparedness Campaign. Steel '14, whose ink-on-thigh portrait of Walter White from Breaking Bad went viral in 2013, had made a time-lapse video of her drawing a dove bursting through a heart-shaped, flag-filled hole on someone’s bare back, and put it up on YouTube. The video, “Peace,” was inspired by the attacks on Paris and Beirut last November.

  • #BlackLivesMatter founders

    #BlackLivesMatter founders talk about the movement

    Two leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement were on the Emerson College campus Wednesday, February 10, to talk to students about activism and racism as part of the College’s Black History Month celebration, “Solidarity.” In a press conference prior to a talk they gave in the Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center, Opal Tometi and Janaya Khan answered questions about student demonstrations, the role and limits of social media in organizing, and the interconnectedness of social justice struggles.


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