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Newport Folk Festival VIP Contest

Newport Folk Festival VIP Contest

Listen to 88.9 everyday during Daytime from June 18th to July 20th to find out who our Newport Artist of the Day is for your chance to win our VIP package to the SOLD OUT Newport Folk Festival which includes a pair of weekend passes to the festival as well as hotel accommodations in Newport! […]

Jason Grossman Takes Home Tonys

Jason Grossman Takes Home Tonys

Last week, Emerson alum Jason Grossman ’02 was honored at the 66th annual Tony Awards. The Tony Awards are an annual showcase of achievement in live Broadway theater presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League. At the annual ceremony held in New York City, Grossman was nominated for 9 Tony Awards – […]

Bob Smith Appointed Director of Public Safety

Bob Smith Appointed Director of Public Safety

Bob Smith will take the position of Emerson College’s Director of Public Safety beginning July 9th. Smith currently works for the campus safety departments at Smith College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and previous to that, he worked for 26 years with the Massachusetts State Police Department. Smith holds two master’s degrees – one in […]

Discover Air Traffic Controller

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Motion Picture Academy to Support Emerson

Motion Picture Academy to Support Emerson

The Motion Picture Academy, presenters of the annual Academy Awards, will reach beyond the help they granted Emerson within the past five years. Emerson College has received $49,000 in grants from The Academy, but the 2012-2013 school year will be given a $7,000 grant for participants in the Los Angeles program and $5,000 for the […]

Ploughshares Launches New E-Pub Initiative

Ploughshares Launches New E-Pub Initiative

This past week, longtime Emerson literary magazine Ploughshares, currently in its forty-first year, announced a plan to release original stories and novelettes for their monthly Pshares Singles series, to be launched in July. Editor-in-chief Ladette Randolph is extremely enthusiastic about the initiative, and has been looking forward to giving the magazine further digital presence to […]

Matthew Rasmussen Wins Poetry Awards

Matthew Rasmussen Wins Poetry Awards

Recently, 2004 Emerson graduate Matthew Rasmussen won both the 2012 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and the 2012 McKnight Artist Fellowship for writers. Each year, the Walt Whitman Award is given to an American poet who has yet to publish a book of poetry. Poet Jane Hirshfield was the judge for […]

Emerson Alumni Weekend to Give Awards

Emerson Alumni Weekend to Give Awards

Taking place the first weekend in June, this year’s Emerson Alumni Weekend festivities will include honoring the achievements of four Emerson Alumni during a ceremony at Emerson’s Cutler Majestic Theater on June 2nd followed by a post-celebration for the attendees at the Ritz Carlton. This year’s recipients include Bonnie Comely MA ’94 and Paul Santinelli, […]

Honorary Degrees Given at Commencement

Honorary Degrees Given at Commencement

Journalist David Gregory, playwright Tony Kushner, makeup artist Bobbi Brown, and poet Robert Pinsky joined Emerson graduates at the college’s 132nd Commencement in the Citi Performing Art Center’s Wang Theater for honorable mentions this past Monday. David Gregory, who delivered the undergraduate address, is a Veteran journalist and moderator for the political television show, Meet […]

Sylvia Spears to Join Emerson Faculty this August

Sylvia Spears to Join Emerson Faculty this August

Dr. Sylvia Spears has been named the new Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson College following the retirement of Gwen Bates this past Fall. President Lee Pelton announced in an e-mail on May 11 that Spears will be joining the college’s staff on August 1, 2012. In his e-mail, Pelton described Spears’s duties […]

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