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New Hollywood campus welcomes spring students

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By Laura Gomez / Beacon Staff
January 16, 2014 at 1:56 am

In its 26th year, Emerson Los Angeles finally has its own distinctive building at 5960 W. Sunset Blvd. with state-of-the-art technology and an eye-catching design.

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Emerson Kitchen: An LA dining experience

January 16, 2014 at 2:02 am • Laura Gomez / Beacon Staff

Outdoor seating, organic food options, and staff who serve and bus tables do not come to mind when Emerson students think of a campus dining experience. But these are all true and notable attributes of the new Emerson Kitchen — the Board Bucks-friendly restaurant-cafe in the Los Angeles Center.

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New Hollywood campus welcomes spring students

January 16, 2014 at 1:56 am • Laura Gomez / Beacon Staff

In its 26th year, Emerson Los Angeles finally has its own distinctive building at 5960 W. Sunset Blvd. with state-of-the-art technology and an eye-catching design.

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LA Center opens up, not just to students

January 16, 2014 at 12:04 am • Evan Sporer / Beacon Staff

The Los Angeles program has traditionally been considered a satellite semester with an internship. But during the second day of move-in, Bright describes his vision as one where Emerson gives back to the surrounding Hollywood community.

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New LA campus to incorporate more students

October 24, 2013 at 12:35 am • Jackie Tempera / Beacon Staff

When Kevin Bright arrived at 99 Summer St., an Emerson office space, workers in the quiet area were well-aware of who had walked through the doors. With his dramatic rustlings of his long gray hair, and his loud, raspy voice, Bright livened up the place.

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"Will & Grace" set to move to LA

October 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm • Jackie Tempera / Beacon Staff

The set of popular sitcom Will & Grace will move from its current location in the Iwasaki Library to the college’s new Los Angeles center this semester, according to Kevin Bright, the center’s founding director.

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There and back again

September 5, 2013 at 1:20 am • Andrew Doerfler / Beacon Staff

Kevin Bright, an alumnus who was one of the original executive producers of the mega-hit TV show Friends, will lead the Los Angeles Center, set to open early next year.

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Emerson at odds with nightclub over name

March 21, 2013 at 1:52 am • Evan Sporer / Beacon Staff

Its own slogan proclaims itself to be “Hollywood’s sexiest scandal.” But now, a speakeasy located less than two miles away from Emerson’s forthcoming Los Angeles campus has caught the attention of college administrators.

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Committees search for new Los Angeles Center administration

November 1, 2012 at 2:59 am • Christopher Gavin / Beacon Correspondent

A national search for administrators to fill positions at the Los Angeles Center is underway, as President M. Lee Pelton formed two committees to find a senior executive director and dean and a vice president of academic affairs.

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Faculty plans course structure for new Los Angeles center

November 1, 2012 at 2:58 am • Karen Morales / Beacon Correspondent

Development of the course structure for the Los Angeles campus center has been completed and will be composed of programs for undergraduates, interns, graduate students, and professionals, according to President M. Lee Pelton.

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Text of President Pelton's groundbreaking remarks

March 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm • Beacon Staff

"...we extend Emerson’s distinctive curricular footprint across an entire continent, from the shores of one ocean to the shores of another, confident in our capacity to take full advantage of what Los Angeles is and what it will be, a city of brilliant light and unending promise."

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College breaks ground on Los Angeles campus

March 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm • Alexander C. Kaufman / Beacon Staff

Nearly a decade after Emerson officials began planning a permanent satellite location here in the heart of Hollywood, more than 100 gathered Thursday beside the three-story deep ditch out of which will rise the college’s West Coast campus.

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A social media roundup of the Hollywood groundbreaking

March 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm • Ryan Catalani / Beacon Staff

A social media-based overview of the Los Angeles campus groundbreaking. Emerson College President Lee Pelton, Henry Winkler '67, Antonio R. Villaraigosa, and other guests officially welcomed the college's new facility on March 8.

Emerson to break ground on Los Angeles campus in early 2012

November 3, 2011 at 2:17 am • Heidi Moeller / Beacon Staff

By next year, the scene will be replaced by building permits as Emerson College will begin construction on the Los Angeles campus center — dubbed ECLA — college officials said yesterday.