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Marla Kirban in 1970, her senior year at Emerson

Marla Kirban, Emerson alum and Hollywood voiceover coach, dies at 72

By Gabriel Borges, Staff Writer
October 31, 2021

A long list of celebrity clients have walked through the doors of Marla Kirban Voiceover, a full service voiceover school run by the late Marla Kirban ‘70, who managed to make it as a coach in an...

Pete Chvany (center), a former Emerson professor and longtime mens soccer coach

‘A friend to hundreds of Emersonians’: Pete Chvany, former professor and men’s soccer coach, dies at age 81

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
September 23, 2021

Pete Chvany’s three-decade tenure at Emerson was more than just an academic career—according to his son Alec Chvany ‘95, it was just the “third act” of a long life. Chvany, a former professor...

Daniel Hollis

Marine reservist found guilty of manslaughter in death of Emerson student Daniel Hollis

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
June 19, 2021

Marine Corps Lance Corporal Samuel Boris London was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of then-Emerson sophomore Daniel Hollis, by court-martial on Friday, and now faces over five years in a military...

Unfortunately, collective grief comes alongside numbness. We, as a human collective, when overwhelmed with so much sorrow, seem to have an “off” switch.

Traversing grief in a pandemic

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
March 17, 2021

While scrolling through Twitter—a passive and frequent pandemic pastime—I’ll see tweets along the lines of “We survived 2020; that’s something to celebrate.” While of course, that is something...

A LQBTQ+ pride flag hangs over a jar displaying the phrase RIP RBG.

Gallery: Mourners remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside of U.S. Supreme Court Building

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
September 19, 2020

  WASHINGTON — Throngs of mourners gathered outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building to remember the life of longtime Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg was a prolific champion...

“He contributed tremendously to both the Emerson and the Boston community in general, Sandra Goldfarb said.

Emerson alumni and Trustee remembered for his public relations legacy

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
April 8, 2020

Chairman and CEO Larry Rasky ‘78 managed Rasky Partners by walking around instead of staying in his office, his colleague Sandra Goldfarb explained. She said she’ll miss their funny and lively conversations...

Emerson Trustee and Alumnus dead at 69

Emerson Trustee and Alumnus dead at 69

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
March 22, 2020

Emerson Alumnus and Trustee Emeritus Larry Rasky, 69, died Sunday morning at his home, according to a community-wide email from President M. Lee Pelton.  Rasky graduated from Emerson in 1978 with a...

Deceased VMA Professor found responsible for sexual harassment

Deceased VMA Professor found responsible for sexual harassment

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
September 4, 2018

Former Professor Robert Todd was “found responsible for engaging in sexual harassment” following a Title IX investigation that took place before his death, according to a statement President M. Lee...

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