88.9 WERS, New England’s first and oldest non-commercial radio station, broadcast from Emerson College, will hold its third annual 617 Day celebration of Massachusetts-based artists on Thursday, June 17, 2021. The celebration will be hosted by WERS Morning Show host George Knight and WERS Afternoon Show host Phil Jones who will be joined by more than a dozen local artists sitting in as guest DJs throughout the day highlighting their favorite songs by fellow local artists.
Associate professor of political science and director of the Emerson Prison Initiative Mneesha Gellman writes for the academic news site The Conversation about El Salvador “in crisis” after President Nayib Bukele recently fired five supreme court justices and the attorney general, in a troubling move for democracy.
Writing, Literature, and Publishing MFA student Mitty Mirrer wrote for Boston Globe Magazine about her experience visiting a child in Ukraine who lost their father to war, who she met through the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), an organization that supports those whose loved ones have been killed or died while serving their country.
Visual and Media Arts professor and author Tom Cooper’s work, Fast Media, Media Fast: How To Clear Your Mind And Invigorate Your Life In An Age Of Media Overload is referenced in a Woman’s World article that shares tips for unplugging from devices and exploring other activities.
Writing, Literature, & Publishing associate professor and graduate program director Kim McLarin was a panelist on GBH’s Basic Black program, discussing what changed or advanced for racial equity in America a year after George Floyd’s murder, and what did not.
Visual and Media Arts associate professor Maria San Filippo writes for the academic news site The Conversation about the status of sex scenes on film – and concludes that over the last decade, they changed for the better.
Communications Studies Scholar-in-Residence Sharifa Simon-Roberts weighed in about morning show radio host Matt Siegel’s comments this week regarding singer Demi Lovato’s announcement identifying as non-binary to to Boston 25.
Emerson College Announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni Honorees for Achievements in Communication and the Arts
On Saturday, May 8, Emerson College honored alumni with its Distinguished Alumni Award and Young Alumni Achievement Award in a virtual celebration during its first annual Emerson Week, a college-wide, fully online, multi-day event for all Emersonians, formerly alumni weekend.
National, regional, and local media outlets highlighted Emerson’s commencement exercises, which took place at Fenway Park for the classes of 2021 and 2020 on May 2 and virtually May 9.
Communication Studies senior affiliated faculty and founder & CEO of BIGfish PR David Richard weighed in earlier this year on former President Donald Trump’s ban from Facebook following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January.