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New office to focus on civic engagement

Emerson will honor the civil rights advocacy of alumna Elma Lewis in a planned facility designed to boost civic engagement on campus. Lewis was a key figure in cultivating black culture in Boston, and founded the National Center for Afro-American Arts (NCAAA) and the Elma Lewis School for the Performing Arts.

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ICA and Gardner Museum welcome students

Emerson joined other Boston-area colleges last week when it became a member of both the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.