Above: The Cutler Majestic Pandemic Style: Emerson’s theaters served as classrooms during the Fall 2020 semester.
Photo by Derek Palmer
The months since March have been a dark spot in our country, and our world. It’s difficult at times to not dwell too much on the devastation this pandemic is causing. I worry about the health and well-being of my loved ones, not to mention the toll it’s taking on our mental health.
But life moves forward—there have even been some silver linings. In this issue of Expression, we talked to Emersonians about some of the good to come out of this pandemic. In fact, this magazine is chock full of stories of alumni whose creativity, leadership, and commitment to social justice and equity is more important than ever. And I’m happy to report that we have launched, at long last, this website, a robust digital experience for Expression magazine.
For me personally, this pandemic has made for some difficult but wonderful conversations with my 9-year-old. She talks about what we’re going to do “when the coronavirus is over.” It’s a bittersweet exercise, but so far, I’ve promised that when it’s safe, she can have a big group hug with her friends and a sleepover. My mom and I are also on the line for taking her to her first Broadway show, which we will happily oblige.
Until that time, let’s all try to stay healthy. Let’s all try to be kind to each other.
Thanks for reading.
Charna Mamlok Westervelt, Editor
This Issue’s Question
Q: What are you looking forward to in 2021?
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