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Would You Take Weekly COVID Tests to Go to College?

Just picture it: You’re a bright-eyed college freshman, showing up at one of the Boston area’s elite academic institutions and enjoying the enormous boost at […]

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Read: Emerson President Lee Pelton’s Letter to Students

Emerson President Lee Pelton shared the following letter with students on May 31. We’re running it below in its entirety. Today, I write to you […]

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Is Emerson College the Smartest Developer in Town?

I was walking along the Common earlier this month and caught myself pausing for a moment, blinking at the intersection of Tremont and Boylston and […]


Emerson College Will Absorb Vermont’s Marlboro College

It’s not easy being a small college in New England. Like Mount Ida College, Newbury College, and the College of St. Joseph, the tiny, 500-student […]

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18 Ways to Get the Most out of College Town USA

Extracurriculars for All You don’t need a student ID to take advantage of these campus amenities. By Angela Athena Mats Planetarium Framingham State University On […]

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The Emerson Student Gravely Injured in a Fight in Allston Has Died

After several days of grief for a young Emerson student gravely injured in an altercation in Allston, the family of Daniel Hollis has announced that […]

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The Portland Trail Blazers Were Stuck in an Emerson Elevator

The Portland Trail Blazers have had some, uh, ups and downs so far on their trip to Boston. Members of the team were apparently stuck inside […]

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An Emerson College Senior Traveled Across Massachusetts with His Ukulele to Record a Song

The internet has earned its bad reputation. It’s filled with obnoxious trolls, political news you just don’t want to see, and creepy targeted ads to […]

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Talking Out of School with Lee Pelton

The president of Emerson College is reshaping downtown and redefining the ivory tower.

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Emerson College Considers Global Expansion

Emerson College students may soon be able to fill their passports with stamps from four different continents without technically leaving the school’s jurisdiction. The liberal […]

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Dennis Lehane Apologizes for Using the N-Word in His Emerson Speech

Author Dennis Lehane has apologized after receiving backlash for his use of the n-word during his Emerson commencement speech Sunday. “Hurting people with the use of […]

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Watch This Dizzying 4K Timelapse of Boston, “City of Champions”

Somehow, gorgeously shot aerial footage of Boston never, ever gets old. Take, for example, “City of Champions,” a dizzying, astronaut-filled timelapse of our fair city shot […]

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Dennis Lehane Is Emerson’s 2017 Commencement Speaker

Award-winning author Dennis Lehane will deliver the Emerson College’s commencement address in May, the school announced Wednesday. Lehane, a Dorchester native, has published more than a […]

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Petition to Rename Boylston T Stop ‘Emerson College’ Gains 800 Signatures

Boston College has one. Northeastern University and Bunker Hill Community College both have one, too. Boston University has three. MIT has half of one. Students […]

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Emerson’s Colonial Theatre Will Come Back to Life in 2018

Soon, Emerson’s Colonial Theatre will be dark no longer. The ornate, historic—and in recent years, imperiled—theater finally has an operator poised to bring it back […]