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The Robert J. Orchard Stage, one of ArtsEmerson’s venues

‘We need to change our story’: A look into ArtsEmerson’s 2022-23 season

By Sophia Pargas, Content Managing Editor
September 8, 2022

ArtsEmerson will display seven in-person and two virtual performances this upcoming academic year, all of which seek to elevate minority voices and emphasize the diversity of Boston artists.   “As...

Emerson is now mask-optional in all campus spaces except classrooms.

Emerson to limit in-person events for first week of spring semester

By Bailey Allen and Vivi Smilgius
January 2, 2022

To rebuild the “Emerson bubble,” the college will operate almost entirely virtually for the first week of its spring semester, according to a community-wide email from Vice President and Dean of Campus...

The virtual screening of Out of Order.

ArtsEmerson’s season opener ‘Out of Order’ highlights COVID’s effects on theater

By Dionna Santucci
October 14, 2021

ArtsEmerson kicked off their fall season in a whimsical world with a bittersweet twist with The 7 Fingers, a Montreal-based circus troupe. Founded in 2002, The 7 Fingers combines acrobatics and theatricality...

Anna Feder at the Bright Lights Film Series in 2019.

Bright Lights Film Series releases their fall 2021 program

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
September 21, 2021

The college’s Bright Lights Film Series announced their fall 2021 lineup on Sept. 7, featuring 12 documentary films that highlight social justice issues.  The series is curated by VMA Professor Anna...

The college illuminated Little Building with artwork and messages celebrating the graduating class of 2020 on Saturday. The display will run for two weeks.

Two Emerson classes devastated by loss of graduation ceremonies

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 18, 2021

For the second year in a row, Emerson will hold an online commencement ceremony in May, slashing a ritual many recent and upcoming graduates anticipated as a time of closure and celebration.   The...

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department.

CSD department grapples with hybrid learning

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
March 4, 2021

Since the onset of the pandemic last spring, the Communication Sciences and Disorders department has adapted its program to function remotely, despite its highly hands-on and equipment-heavy pedagogy.  Because...

Emersons Los Angeles campus.

ELA classes to go virtual again in spring

By Charlie McKenna
November 14, 2020

Emerson’s Los Angeles program will hold classes entirely online in the spring semester, an extension of fall semester protocols, administrators announced in an email to students, faculty, and staff set...

Howard Univesity in Washington, D.C.

Exchange program with Howard University to begin in the spring

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
October 25, 2020

Emerson will launch an exchange program with Howard University in Washington, D.C. in spring 2021 that will allow students from both institutions' communication schools to enroll in virtual courses.    Emerson...

Emerson candidates have campaigned entirely online for the first time in known SGA history.

SGA candidates look to overcome digital campaign hurdles amid pandemic life

By Charlie McKenna
April 26, 2020

Candidates for the Student Government Association's spring 2020 elections are facing the challenge of campaigning from afar after the coronavirus forced most students at the college to head home for the...

Meeting people online brings with it a whole new world of anxiety-inducing expectations I do not enjoy. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Relationships: Virtual versus reality

By Althea Champion
September 18, 2019

In an age where technology cannot be avoided and social anxiety is at an all-time high, the once-taboo idea of forming relationships with people online whom you’ve never met suddenly became normal.  Not...

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