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Empowering Teens to Create Change with Summer Course in Politics, Activism, and Leadership

In the Politics, Activism, and Leadership Institute (PAL), one of Emerson’s Pre-College summer programs, high school students discuss their ideas about important issues and current events—and how to turn those ideas into actions. We talked to lead instructor...

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Doing What is Needed at Emerson’s Social Justice Center

By Marni Zipper ’19 | Madison Martino, Marketing Communications ’19, came to Emerson as a freshman with many goals—one of which was to make the Emerson campus a safe, inclusive, and open environment for everyone. Now a...

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Talking Fashion and Philanthropy with Chair of Ribbons on the Runway

by Pat Timmons ’17 Earlier this semester, Emerson sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi put on their 14th annual fashion show and live auction, Ribbons on the Runway. The event is entirely student-run: All models are Emerson students wearing outfits styled...

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Camera Roll: Emerson Students Confront Social Justice Issues with Performance

by Pat Timmons, ’17 Earlier this winter, students taking a course called “To Be Heard” partnered with non-profit organization Be Heard World, a self-supporting community of artists seeking to create social change through storytelling and outreach. Formed in 2015,...

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Female Filmmakers at Emerson Work to End Bias

By Marni Zipper ’19 The Visual Media Arts (VMA) major is the largest major on campus. There’s a running joke amongst students that everyone you meet at Emerson is a VMA major. VMA is the umbrella term that covers a...

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