Emerson feeling blue

by Ryan Catalani / Beacon Staff • April 3, 2014

Emerson relinquished its ubiquitous purple and gold for a day, instead decking itself in blue to support World Autism Day. Most visible was the Paramount Center’s video wall—a $100,000, 4,170-bulb installation, according to The Boston Globe—which, instead of its normal repertoire of video clips, featured the words “Autism Awareness Day” scrolling over a blue background. 

“This semester Emerson has stepped up its research of the autism spectrum disorder in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department,” said the school’s website. The college also used the Paramount’s and Cutler Majestic Theater’s electronic billboards to display messages of support, and handed out autism awareness ribbons and information about research projects at the Little Building.

Structures like the Empire State Building and Sydney Opera House have, for the past six years, bathed their facades in blue light on World Autism Day