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‘It’s an immeasurable loss’: Emerson remembers Maureen Shea

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
September 29, 2022

Remembered as a “force of nature,” Emerson mourns the loss of Maureen Shea, former co-chair of the performing arts department, who worked at the college for 40 years. “She had this ability to...

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Former performing arts co-chair passes away

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
September 26, 2022

Maureen Shea, the former co-chair of Emerson’s performing arts department, passed away Thursday due to an undisclosed illness.  Shea served as the producing artistic director of Emerson Stage and...

Distinguished Artist in Residence Timothy Douglas / Courtesy: Emerson College

‘Not the end’: Distinguished Artist in Residence Timothy Douglas announces departure

By Adri Pray, News Editor
June 13, 2022

Distinguished Artist in Residence Timothy Douglas announced his departure from Emerson Monday morning via an email correspondence to the performing arts students. Douglas, who joined the college’s...

Pictured above, Performing Arts Department Chair Bob Colby.

Robert Colby, chair of performing arts, dies at 70

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
April 5, 2021

Robert Colby, chair of the performing arts department who worked at Emerson for 44 years, died early Monday morning in Beth Israel Hospital after a lengthy fight with cancer, the college announced this...

Let it Sing: A Cabaret of Color

Third annual ‘Cabaret of Color’ highlights BIPOC performers

By Campbell Parish and Lucia Thorne
April 1, 2021

The pandemic may have halted live stage productions, but it can’t stop the Musical Theatre Society’s third annual Cabaret of Color from showcasing Emerson’s BIPOC student talent.  Created by...

Students working on a set in a visual and media arts course.

In distanced classes, professors repackage theatre and film curriculum

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
October 1, 2020

In junior Ava Petrecca’s BFA Acting Studio 1 class, she’s learning the Alexander Technique: a focus on posture and body movement that aims to increase self-awareness. Professors usually assist students...

New student organization discusses disability issues on campus.

New student union helps fill disability activism void on campus

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 12, 2020

Sitting around bags of Hershey's chocolate in one of the fourth-floor rooms of 172 Tremont, members of the new student organization Access Student Disability Union—a space for Emerson students with disabilities...

Theater and Performance Major Maya McClain said it took her a year to declare her dance minor before the programs changes / Courtesy of Maya McClain

Students express concern over dance department director’s removal

By Sydney Havens
November 6, 2019

The college restructured the dance program in fall 2019, leaving it without a director, which several students and an SGA senator claim negatively impacts the experience of students in the program.  While...

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Warehouse in Somerville now available to VMA majors

By Hanna Marchesseault
January 5, 2019

At the Emerson Prop Warehouse in Somerville, items ranging from old televisions to gladiator shields pile from the floor to the ceiling. The warehouse, which has been in Somerville for the past three...

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