Fall 2010

Students Help Reforest Haiti

Emerson Students in Haiti

Women cross the border freely, balancing enormous bundles of clothing and baskets of produce on their heads. Men on motorbikes spurt past, looking for customers in need of a ride. Creole, Spanish and French are thrown around in the balmy…

Imagine a Jumpstart for Every Child

Jumpstart Corps member reading with a child.

Last month, Jumpstart at Emerson College launched a reading program with Imagine Students Reaching Out, an on-campus organization with a focus on community service. Each Friday afternoon, ten volunteers from Imagine go to Dorchester Place Preschool to read and do educational activities with…

Learning the Value of Serving Others

Colby Jackson

For more than a decade, students couldn’t find “CC 160 – Interpersonal Communication” in their Emerson course catalogues. This year, Communications Studies Department Chair Richard West resurrected the class. West, who also serves as vice president of the National Communication…

Spring Breakers Gear up for Trips

Students on Alternative Spring Break

It’s spring break, and a group of college students is roaming a beach in Florida. Not a surprising image – sunshine, swimsuits, sand, and tans are synonymous with spring break. But this spring, a group of Emerson students will be…

Making Holiday Wishes Come True

Students wrap gifts.

As the holidays quickly approach, the jovial spirit of the season can be seen and heard on the Emerson College campus and in the surrounding Boston community. Stores fill with decorations, streets boast bright holiday lights, and students stir in…

Student Activists: Say No to Trays

Students prepare plates of food.

Earth Emerson, a student-run environmental action organization, is channeling its efforts into a grassroots marketing campaign to join the ranks of green-friendly colleges and go “trayless” in the school’s cafeteria. Student activists are opting to ditch cafeteria trays in order…