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In 1979, Allen E. Koenig, formerly the Executive Director at the Idyllwild Campus of the University of Southern California, was inaugurated as the 9th President of Emerson College.

Professor George Quenzel, along with a group of Emerson students founded the first New England chapter of Alpha Epsilon Rho. Members shown are Row 1: G Matson, C Roberts, J. Witmer, M. Mhiting, R. McCoy; Row 2: R. Averill, K Brock.

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Alpha Pi Theta is a social fraternity still active on campus with goals of brotherhood, love, and trust.

Image: Black and white photo; 11 smiling men of Alpha Pi Theta.

180 Tremont was purchased by Emerson College in 1992 during John Zacharis presidency, laying the groundwork for Emerson's move from Boston's Back Bay to the Theatre District. Six years later, it was renamed the Ansin Building in honor of Sydney and…

Founded in 2010 by Rob Orchard , ArtsEmerson's programs include culturally enriching theatre, film, and music.

1931 saw the birth of Emerson’s recreation club, created to encourage athletic activities such as hiking and roller skating. The club launched Emerson's first intramural sports program in 1933 with volleyball, rigging a net inside Huntington Hall. …

The very first printing of Emerson’s student newspaper, The Berkeley Beacon, was published in 1947. Pictured: The cover of volume 1, number 1, dated February 1, 1947 with the headline, “Emerson History Made.” Cover stories are titled: “No Strain…


In 1880, Charles W. Emerson opened the Boston Conservatory of Elocution, Oratory, and Dramatic Art at 13 Pemberton Sq. in Boston. Ten students enrolled in the first class. Pictured: Cover from course catalog. The cover contains a poetic quotation…

In 1946, Boylston Green was elected the fifth President of the College. Unlike his predecessors Emerson, Rolfe, Southwick, and Ross, he had no prior association with the College.

The school's very first theater, dubbed the Emerson College Theater, opened in 1936 in a repurposed carriage house behind the 128-130 Beacon Street buildings. Pictured: Interior of the timber-framed space. View of the main house from the stage.…
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