Dear Members of the Emerson Community, as we await the final results from this consequential and historic presidential election, the College continues to monitor events and activities that are taking place.
President Pelton co-authored an op-ed with Steven W. Tompkins, sheriff of Suffolk County, and Michael Curry, member of the National NAACP board of directors, in which they discuss the reasons behind low voter turnout in men and women of color, citing data from the 2016 election and 2018 midterms.
Although we hope that the presidential election and its aftermath will be peaceful, the College is putting into place safety measures and scheduling changes starting Tuesday, November 3, at 6:00 pm ET through Wednesday, November 4.
Dear members of the Emerson community, I am writing today as we head into the weekend before what many consider to be the most consequential election of our lifetime—one that is weighing heavily on our collective consciousness in a time of great division.
Election Day is less than two weeks away.
President Lee Pelton joined higher education presidents of color Valerie Roberson (Roxbury Community College), Lynn Wooten (Simmons University), and MassArt Acting President Kymberly Pinder in conversation with Callie Crossley on GBH’s Basic Black program to discuss leading during the pandemic and systemic racism.
President Lee Pelton is being honored by Mass Humanities with its Governor’s Award in the Humanities in recognition of his civic leadership and support for the liberal arts.
President Lee Pelton, alongside Greater Boston community leaders, was named to Boston Business Journal’s 2020 Power 50 – Extraordinary Year Extraordinary People list.
There is no one right way to react. If you choose to join in peaceful gatherings or protests, we support making your voice heard. We also want you to be safe.
Staff will be given a paid half-day on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.