Category: Communication

Striking Gold

      “There is potential greatness in this room,” said political consultant Michael Goldman to a classroom full of diverse Emerson students on the evening of October 1st.  Goldman, president of Goldman Associates, has been advising both political and…

On Bulls**t

  One of my favorite books to read during election season—or any other time—is a little book by Professor Emeritus of Moral Philosophy at Princeton, Harry Frankfurt. On Bullshit is a little book, about 4 inches square and 80 pages.…

The Social Media Election: hope or hype?

  When President Barack Obama raised roughly half of his nearly $780 million in campaign funds over the internet 4 years ago, the 2008 election was dubbed by some as the “Social Media Election” [1].  However, political consultants, media gurus,…

Vital Voices @ Emerson

  This past Monday, Sept. 17th Walt Littlefield Award recipient, Alyse Nelson, paid her alma mater a visit. Emerson was excited to welcome her back as she promoted her new book, Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around…

New iGrad Transition Leadership Program

      During the month of August, the iGrad (international graduate) Transition Leaders will contact all incoming international graduate students before they leave their native countries to come to Emerson College. Directed by Scholar-in-Residence Cathryn Edelstein from the Communication…

Media and Health Literacy Project launched!

eLEEP student mentors and professor

  Emerson professors and students launch media and health literacy project with Boston Public Health Commission Emerson professors and students are gearing up for the launch of Emerson’s newest community collaboration, the Emerson Literacy Education & Empowerment Project (eLEEP). Co-Directors…

Advocacy and the Community

This past year, Cathryn Edelstein, Scholar-in-Residence in the Communication Studies Department, worked with students enrolled in two sections of Argument and Advocacy taught by Professors Michael Weiler and Kathi-Anne Reinstein, on projects involving nonprofits. The students worked with staff and…