Volume 76, Number 1; Spring 2021
In this video interview, President Lee Pelton reflects on 10 years at Emerson before he takes on his new role leading the Boston Foundation.
Dr. Jenn: A Mann of Many Talents
Psychotherapist, TV host, and author Dr. Jenn Mann ’92 talks about how she built her career on helping people.
Navigating Through A Pandemic
Erik Muurisepp, Assistant Vice President for Campus Life, talks about navigating through a pandemic as lead of the COVID-19 Playbook Team.
Judee Wales Watson ’10 Pays It Forward
Judee Wales Watson ’10 talks about her journey at Emerson and how she is supporting others with her generous gift to the College.
Laura’s Law: New Protections Arise from Tragedy
After Laura Levis ’04 died unexpectedly in 2016, her husband began a journey to tell her story and prevent other such tragic deaths.
This Month’s Features
On Teaching Funny
In 2015, Emerson made history when it established the country’s first BFA in Comedic Arts. Today, 110 students are enrolled in the program.
The American Comedy Archives at Emerson: A Treasure Trove of Funny History
Since 2005, Emerson College has been the home of the American Comedy Archives, including a collection of rare and important interviews.
Ever the bellwether, the Norman Lear sculpture in the Boylston Place alley, which was erected in October 2018, celebrates the Class of 2021.
Behind the Scenes
A few of the students who held positions in scenic design, talent production, writing, and stage management for the EVVY Awards.
A Letter From the President
All That Awaits Us
President Lee Pelton's letter is the valedictory speech that he delivered at Commencement, his last before he leaves the College in June.
Letter from the Editor
Everyone’s a Comedian
In this issue, we talked to Emersonians—writers, producers, executives, creators—who have never grown tired of making people laugh.