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Graduating seniors at commencement rehearsal.

1986-04

Graduating seniors at commencement rehearsal.

1986-04

Reported commentary of my experience leaving ELA

2020-04-10

President Lee Pelton congratulates graduating seniors on the day commencement was to be held but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020-05-10

Jim Hoppe, Dean of Campus Life, congratulates Class of 2020 seniors.

2020-05-09

Emerson alumnus Jay Leno, journalist Scott Simon, CNN news anchor Don Lemon, and president and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank Catherine D'Amato received honorary degrees. Former host of The Tonight Show, Jay Leno, gave the undergraduate address. The ceremony was held at the Agganis Arena at Boston University in the morning.

2014-05-11

Emmy Award winner Max Mutchnick, actress and choreographer Debbie Allen, poet and playwright Rita Dove, and philanthropist Eugene M. Lang received honorary degrees. Max Mutchnick gave the undergraduate address. The ceremony was held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in the morning, this is the first time the ceremony was held at this venue.

2013-05-12

Novelist Alice Sebold, reporter Juan González, and Boston poet laureate Danielle Legros Georges received honorary degrees. Alice Sebold gave the undergraduate address. The ceremony was held at the Agganis Arena at Boston University in the morning.

2016-05-08

Actress and television producer Debbie Allen gave the graduate address. The ceremony was held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in the afternoon, this is the first time the ceremony was held at this venue.

2013-05-12

Author and journalist Scott Simon gave the graduate address. The ceremony was held at the Agganis Arena at Boston University in the afternoon.

2014-05-11

Emerson Communication Studies Associate Professor Emeritus John Anderson gave the graduate address. The ceremony was held at the Agganis Arena at Boston University in the afternoon.

2017-05-14

Journalist David Gregory, author and playwright Tony Kushner, founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Bobbi Brown, and US Poet Laureate Robert Pinksy received honorary degrees. David Gregory gave the undergraduate address. The ceremony was held at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre in the morning.

2012-05-14

Author, playwright, and screenwriter Tony Kushner gave the graduate address. The ceremony was held at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre in the afternoon.

2012-05-14

Civil rights advocate Anita Hill, novelist Dennis Lehane, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, poet and playwright Claudia Rankine, and Emerson College Associate Professor Emeritus in Communication Studies John Dennis Anderson received honorary degrees. Dennis Lehane gave the undergraduate address. The ceremony was held at the Agganis Arena at Boston University in the morning.

2017-05-14

Emerson alumna Danielle Legros Georges gave the graduate address. The ceremony was held at the Agganis Arena at Boston University in the afternoon.

2016-05-08

Author Alice Hoffman; actor, sculptor, and painter Anthony Quinn; news correspondent Morley Safer; and President of AOL Interactive Properties Group Ted Leonsis received honorary degrees. Ted Leonsis gave the undergraduate address. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for Performing Arts in the afternoon.

1999-05-17

Actor, comedian, and writer Denis Leary; business and civic leader, and political commentator Peter Meade; entrepreneur, innovator, and enabler Robert F. X. Sillerman; Emerson College faculty member, artist, designer, and administrator Harry Morgan; Emerson College's resident storyteller, esteemed faculty member, and ordained minister John Coffee received honorary degrees. Robert F. X. Sillerman gave the undergraduate address. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for Performing Arts in the morning.

2005-05-16

Television journalist Thomas J. Brokaw and businessman Michael J. Solomon received honorary degrees. Thomas J. Brokaw gave the commencement address.

1991-05-20

Stage and film actress Kathleen Turner and photojournalist Dith Pran received honorary degrees. Kathleen Turner gave the commencement address. The ceremony was held in the Wang Center for the Performing Arts at noon.

1990-05-14

Comedian, actor, director, producer, and writer Jerry Lewis; actress and activist Marlee Matlin; advertising executive Mary E. Moore; media executive Roger Monroe King; and lawyer James D. St. Clair received honorary degrees. Marlee Matlin gave the commencement address. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts at noon.

1993-05-17

Television producer and Emerson College Trustee Vincent J. DiBona; actor James Earl Jones; television executive Kay Koplovitz; environmental advocate and Emerson College Trustee Eckardt C. Beck; and businessman Enrique Senior received honorary degrees. James Earl Jones gave the commencement address. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts at noon.

1994-05-16

Filmmaker Henry Hampton, radio broadcaster Donald A. Thurston, television journalist Lesley Stahl, and Mayor of Boston Thomas M. Menino received honorary degrees. Henry Winkler gave the commencement address. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts at noon.

1995-05-15

Front cover. "Commencement 1960." Image of 100 Beacon St. apartment building, related to a story that starts on page 3. Includes "Audio: the Editor's Corner" and table of contents. Credits: Nan W. Carney '56, President of the Council; Madeline A. Chaffee '27, Chairman, Publications Committee; John R. Chase '56, Director of Alumni Relations; Anthony K. Van Riper, Editor; Leah C. Scott, Assistant Editor. "The Final Convocation." Includes schedule of events for Spring 1960 Commencement and assorted photographs. "Short Takes," described as "news and notes of Emersonian interest." "Telephone Pledges Pass $1,500" and "New York Alumni Meet." Photograph of alumni who participated in a telephone fundraiser. "A Bequest to Emerson," "373 Commonwealth Sold," "New Placement Officer," Emerson Goes to Pops May 29," and "Psych Club Collection Begun." "Interim Report: The $10,000 Question" and "The Box Score" "Alumnews."

1960

The Emerson College Alumni Magazine *Statement on Offensive Content in Archival and Special Collections *The Emerson College Archives & Special Collections recognizes that some of its digital and physical collections contain potentially offensive content that is not condoned by the College. The Archives & Special Collections is committed to upholding the principle of equal and free access to historical information and presents these collections in their original and unaltered forms for the purpose of research, study, and personal reading. Providing online and physical access to these historical documents does not endorse any attitudes, prejudices, or behaviors depicted in them. The Archives & Special Collections is fully committed to the College's efforts to achieve inclusive excellence as well as the belief that society must recognize its past offenses in order to improve itself and ensure they do not happen again.

1959 -

Banker and former US Treasury official Frank Newman and sociologist Sara Lawrence Lightfoot received honorary degrees. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot gave the commencement address.

2000-05-15

Rosie's Place founder Kip Tiernan and children's book author and illustrator Tomie dePaola received honorary degrees. Kip Tiernan gave the commencement address. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts in the morning.

1999-05-17

Children's television advocate Peggy Charren, doctor and special educator Sylvia Richardson, historian John Bernard Duff, and MPAA President Jack Valenti received honorary degrees. Jack Valenti gave the commencement address. The ceremony was held at Park Plaza Castle.

1984-05-13

Children's television advocate Peggy Charren, doctor and special educator Sylvia Richardson, historian John Bernard Duff, and MPAA President Jack Valenti received honorary degrees. Jack Valenti gave the commencement address. The ceremony was held at Park Plaza Castle.

1984-05-13

Media executive Lucille S. Salhany; Emerson College Trustee Emerita and marketing executive Irma Mann Stearns; former Emerson College President John C. Zacharis; U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey; and State Senator Patricia McGovern received honorary degrees. The commencement address was given by Edward J. Markey. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts at noon.

1992-05-18

United States Senator John F. Kerry and journalism ethics scholar Robert McKay Steele received honorary degrees. The commencement address was given by John F. Kerry. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts in the morning.

2006-05-15

American Film Institute president and CEO Jean Picker Firstenberg and journalist Evan Thomas received honorary degrees. Evan Thomas gave the commencement address. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts in the afternoon.

2005-05-16

Author Sue Miller and poet Stanley Kunitz received honorary degrees. Sue Miller gave the commencement address.

2001-05-14

US Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and media executive Leo Hindery, Jr. received honorary degrees. Joseph R. Biden, Jr. gave the commencement address. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts.

2003-05-19

Editor, commentator, teacher, author, and presidential advisor David Gergen and author Gish Jen received honorary degrees. David Gergen gave the commencement address. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts in the afternoon.

2004-05-17

Advertising executive Edward Eskandarian and newspaper editor Walter V. Robinson received honorary degrees. Edward Eskandarian gave the commencement address. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts.

2002-05-20

Radio talk show host, TV commentator, and film critic David Brudnoy; radio presenter and stage and television actor Jess Cain; historian and journalist Doris Kearns Goodwin; and civic advisor and audiologist Alma Johnson Powell received honorary degrees. Doris Kearns Goodwin gave the commencement address. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts at noon.

1996-05-13

Journalist Eileen McNamara and Dean of the School of Education and Human Services at St. John's University Jerrold Ross received honorary degrees. Eileen McNamara gave the commencement address.

1997-05-18

Emeritus status was conferred on Kenneth C. '55, M.A., '57, Ph.D., Professor School of Communication and Leonidas A. Nicole, '49, M.A. Professor, Department of Performing Arts School of the Arts. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts.

2001-05-14

Filmmaker Spike Lee received an honorary degree and gave the commencement address. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts in the morning.

1997-05-19

Donor Shoo Iwasaki announced a new scholarship for Emerson students at the ceremony. Director and film scholar Peter Bogdanovich; WBZ radio news anchor Gary LaPierre; and co-founder of Shakespeare & Company Tina Packer received honorary degrees. There is only partial footage of Tina Packer's honorary degree presentation. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts in the afternoon. Former Emerson College Board of Trustees Chairman and retired president of WCVB S. James Coppersmith also received an honorary degree but it does not appear in this video.

1998-05-18

Actress and activist Jane Fonda; activist Doris R. Haddock; and communications entrepreneur R. E. Turner received honorary degrees. R. E. Turner gave the commencement address.

2000-05-15

Film industry executive Sherry Lansing and chairman of The Shubert Organization Gerald Schoenfeld received honorary degrees. Sherry Lansing gave the commencement address. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts.

2002-05-20

Healthcare pioneer Henry W. Foster, Jr. gave the keynote address. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts.

1996-05-12

Author, composer, humorist, and technologist Christopher Cerf; art collector and patron Lois Bronstein Foster; and poet and educator Thomas Lux received honorary degrees. Christopher Cerf gave the commencement address. The ceremony was held at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts.

2003-05-19

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