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The competitors mid competition.

“Hands on a Hardbody” competition takes place in 2B alley

By Ryan Forgosh, Staff Writer, News
October 24, 2022

For his 21st birthday, senior comedic arts major Max Charbonneau challenged a group of friends to hold onto the Norman Lear statue in Emerson’s 2 Boylston Place alley. He offered a case of 24 steaks...

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Norman Lear ‘44 to receive The Carol Burnett Award for decades of television work

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
February 2, 2021

Statue-guardian of the Boylston Place Alley Norman Lear will be the third recipient of the annual Carol Burnett Award at the Golden Globes. The award recognizes Lear’s work in television spanning several...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: 4 elevator trappings, no fun for Norman

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
February 25, 2020

Monday, Feb. 17 ECPD confiscated drug paraphernalia from a student suite in the Paramount Center Residence Hall. ECPD assisted a student who was trapped inside an elevator at Piano Row. ECPD...

The artists used a technique called inflated bronze—metal sheets welded together and then inflated—to make Lear’s backdrop look more inviting.  Photo by Abbey Finn / Beacon Correspondent.

Alumnus receives first on-campus statue in Boylston Place Alley

By Frances Hui
October 10, 2018

The college unveiled a statue of alumnus Norman Lear—the first of its kind on campus—in the Boylston Place Alley on Thursday, Oct. 4. Hundreds of people, including Norman Lear, his family,...

The colleges statue of Norman Lear, 44, arrived to the Backstage Cafe Monday night. Diana Bravo / Beacon Correspondent

Lear statue arrives to Backstage Cafe

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
October 2, 2018

The statue of Emerson alumnus Norman Lear, ‘44, arrived at the Boylston Place Alley outside of Backstage Cafe Monday. Kevin S. Bright, ’76, television producer, member of the Board of Trustees,...

Norman Lear ‘44

Emerson honors Norman Lear with sculpture, scholarship

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
September 30, 2018

The college named a new scholarship for students pursuing writing for theatre, television, or film after notable alumni Norman Lear ‘44. Starting in fall 2019 incoming students who apply for the Norman...

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