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Jenni Leahy

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Marketing guru receives award, speaks about Lincoln

Kevin Campbell, a 1987 Emerson graduate, has made a career out of understanding the psychology of his audiences. The executive vice president of marketing at Walt Disney Studios, Campbell analyzes all aspects of the films he works on.

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Student brings mental health awareness to Emerson

The subject of mental illness at Emerson College is taboo, according to freshman Ashley Cunningham, who was inspired to begin an Emerson chapter of Active Minds. While walking around the organization fair at the beginning of this year, she realized no club at Emerson addressed the issue.

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Deaf comedy speaks volumes

On Tuesday night, American Sign Language Emerson and Emerson Mane Events co-hosted Fisher, a deaf comedian and son of Emerson ASL teacher Nancy Fisher, in the Multipurpose Room of Piano Row.

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Recyclemania's Freecycle event teaches recycling

Earth Emerson is participating in this year’s Recyclemania for the second time, a competition in which colleges and universities across the United States and Canada vie for the title of Grand Champion.

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Culture and coffee create community

When students want to have an enlightened discussion about different cultures and are craving a cup of Joe, there is a place they can go: International Coffee Hour.

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Cutting hair while cutting costs

For students who plan on wasting away spring break lying on their couch at home, Emerson’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) offers another option. The volunteer organization is bolstering its trip offerings this year by giving students the option to give aid in four different locations

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Web show answers love's toughest questions

In a school overrun with student organizations, publications, TV shows, and blogs, two freshmen writing, literature, and publishing majors have decided Emerson students are still in need of one more: a show that will give students advice on their love and social lives.

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Emerson Mane Events hosts Headphone Disco

At first glance, the Headphone Disco appeared to be little more than a sparse gathering of students caught dancing with headsets on. From the outside, it was a strange sight, but as music played in participant’s ears, it became easier to embrace the awkwardness of the situation.