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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 [...]

Emersonians Nominated for Tony Awards

Emersonians Nominated for Tony Awards

Several Emerson College alumni were nominated for 2012 Tony Awards on May 2. The Tony Awards recognize achievement in live Broadway theater. Emersonians who received nominations are:   Bonnie Comley G’94 and Stewart F. Lane, producers Gore Vidal’s The Best Man Best Revival of a Play   Jacalyn Barlia Florin ’81, producer Jesus Christ Superstar [...]

Emerson Debate Team Finishes Successful Year

Emerson Debate Team Finishes Successful Year

Emerson Forensics, the College’s nationally competitive speech and debate team, recently finished a successful 2011–2012 competition season with numerous accolades. Two Emerson debaters, Colby Jackson ’13 and Tiernan Cahill ’12, recently made it to the top 32 debaters out of a field of more than 80 at the National Forensics Association (NFA) Championship Tournament at [...]

Emerson Announces Four Honorary Degrees

Emerson Announces Four Honorary Degrees

Emerson College will award four honorary degrees during the College’s 132nd Commencement ceremonies on Monday, May 14, at the Citi Performing Arts Center’s Wang Theatre. Veteran journalist David Gregory, Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Tony Kushner, entrepreneur and makeup artist Bobbi Brown, and three–time U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky will be honored. Read more about Gregory, Kushner, [...]

Give Luck a Chance Features Emerson Artists

Give Luck a Chance Features Emerson Artists

Emerson College was recently featured in the ProArts Connection’s first annual Give Luck a Chance Spring Arts Festival. Emerson students were featured in the event which allowed students working in all media to meet and collaborate on films, music, visual and literary art projects surrounding on the themes of luck, accidents, and improvisation. Exhibits at [...]

EBONI Launches Alumni Association

Emerson Alumni Brent Jennings, Susan Banks, Leslie M. Davis and others have recently founded an Alumni Association for EBONI (Emerson’s Black Organization with Natural Interests) in Los Angeles. The Association seeks to “help Emerson invest in diversity and transform the landscape of the communications industry” EBONI alumni hosted a reception for Emerson President Lee Pelton [...]

Emerson L.A. Campus Groundbreaking

Emerson L.A. Campus Groundbreaking

Today Emersonians from both Los Angeles and Boston gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of Emerson’s new Los Angeles Center. The new building will be located at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Gordon Street in Hollywood, and has been designed by world-renowned architect Thom Mayne. The center will enrich academic programming and opportunities for undergraduates [...]

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The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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