What Was Commencement Week?

Emerson Commencement caricature from 1909

Emerson College was founded as a school of oratory, with a curriculum designed to teach students how to express themselves through speech and movement. The goal was to give them the tools to excel in dramatic, interpersonal, and public activities.…

News and Recommendations

Animal Crossing island of Plumaca

Congratulations to the following staff who graduated from Emerson last fall and this spring or will graduate this summer! Cory Bailey (Ploughshares), MFA, Creative Writing Haley Bresnahan (Graduate Admission), MFA, Writing for Film and Television Blaine Butler (Career Development Center),…

Profile: Maureen Hurley

Maureen Hurley

Maureen Hurley is the director of student transitions and family programs in Student Affairs. She works with students during their major transition points, including Orientation, moving off campus, and graduation. Orientation involves 136 current undergraduate students; more than 1,000 new…

March New Faces

Vanessa Bouvry

A warm welcome to March’s new hires: Vanessa Bouvry, Associate Director, Program Development, Professional Studies and Special Programs Tiffany Canetta, Senior Designer, Creative Services Paul Kruczynski, Front End UX/UI Developer, Web Services James Merenda, Executive Administrator, Administration and Finance Jaz…

May 11 Staff Forum Recap

A remote staff forum was held via Zoom on May 11. More than 400 staff tuned in for presentations by President Pelton and Vice President for Administration and Finance Paul Dworkis. Vice President for Academic Affairs Michaele Whelan was also…

News and Announcements

Campus Services hold a message of support

Cate Schneiderman and Tina Dent (Iwasaki Library) published the chapter “Play’s the Thing: Using Games to Create Authentic Learning Experiences in the One-Shot Workshop” in ACRL’s Games and Gamification in Academic Libraries. Did you miss the recent live Emerson Top Chef…