Bill Burr visits ELA, Oscar noms, Black History Month and more!
Bill Burr visits ELA, Oscar noms, Black History Month and more!
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College News

Standup Guy: Bill Burr ’93 Shares Advice, Laughs with Comedy Students

Bill Burr '93 joined Trustee Doug Herzog ’81, LHD ’08 for a conversation that explored Burr’s Emerson experience, professional journey, and advice for building a career in entertainment. Read more.

Daniels’ Film ‘Everything, Everywhere, All at Once’ Tops Oscar Nods

The director duo, Daniel Kwan ’10 and Daniel Scheinert ’09, landed 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay for their film Everything, Everywhere, All at Once. Read more.
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Career and Professional Development

Career Corner

Are you in Emerge but not hearing from students or fellow alumni? Check your notification settings! There are so many of you ready to help by sharing your career insights and advice, and still, some students and recent grads aren't receiving responses. Be sure you have notifications enabled (Profile> My Preferences> Notifications) so you'll know when someone has reached out to you. And if you're not in Emerge yet, now's a good time!
Bringing it Back
Reunion Weekend
Reconnect with classmates and take a walk down memory lane June 9-11, 2023.
Volunteer-led reunion events will be taking place throughout the weekend, in addition to campus tours, the 2023 Remembrance Service, and a Sunday Brunch that all are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events

Teach-in on Race: Keynote Livestream Talking About Race

February 17 | 9:30 a.m. EST | Online
This year’s Teach-In on Race theme is Teaching Truthfully about Race and Racism within the Academy. Keynote speaker, Anna Deavere Smith, is a playwright, actor, and educator who explores issues of community, character, and diversity through a unique form of theatre that blends art, social commentary, and journalism. Smith believes that listening and empathy are key to transformation, a message that feels especially relevant today. Tune in Friday at 9:30 a.m. ET to watch the livestream.

The Black Experience in News Media

February 22 | 6:30 p.m. EST | Online
Join us for a conversation about being Black in today’s news media industry, led by a panel of alumni experts including Hunter Harris '16 (freelance writer), Muna Moushien '14 (Paramount), Norman Oliver Jr. '16 (CBS News), Tashanea Whitlow '15 (Good Day New York, Fox 5), and moderated by Emerson senior Sharon Boateng '23.

You Resemble Me Screening and Q&A

February 23 | 7:00 p.m. EST | Boston, MA
The true story of Hasna Ait Boulahcen, a woman who was falsely accused of being Europe's first female suicide bomber. Director Dina Amer takes on one of the darkest issues of our time and deconstructs it in an intimate story about family, love, sisterhood, and belonging. Discussion with Amer and producer Sean Glass ‘09 to follow. Learn more.

Honoring Maureen Shea

March 1 | 4:00 p.m. EST | Boston, MA
The Emerson community is invited to a gathering honoring Professor Maureen Shea, who died in September 2022.


March 13 | 5:00 p.m. CST | Austin, TX
Mix and mingle with fellow Emersonians and other attendees during this official SXSW Happy Hour, sponsored by the Emerson Alumni Association.
Some of Emerson’s biggest names in screenwriting, producing, and documentary filmmaking will premiere their latest projects at the festival. Check them out in our guide to SXSW 2023.
Call For Films

6 in 60 Emerson Alumni Industry Film Showcase - submission deadline extended!

Submit your short film today! Six films will be selected, and our hope is to return to an in-person screening event in Spring 2023. The submission form (which includes the criteria for submission) is here. The deadline to submit your film is Tuesday, February 28

Any questions? Email Melinda Valente '97, MA '99, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, at
Impact at Emerson
Mary Burrill Scholarship for Diversity at Emerson College
Mary P. Burrill was an early 20th-century African American playwright who taught and inspired many of the writers of the Harlem Renaissance. She also was the first woman of color to graduate from Emerson College. To honor her legacy, Black History Month, and to help promote and support diversity at the College, please consider making a gift to the Mary Burrill Scholarship today.
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