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Emerson College Los Angeles Gets the Green Light

Big news today out of Boston for west coast Emerson College grads. Their Alma Mater will soon be a whole lot closer.

An LA campus has been touted for several years, with a vacant lot at Sunset Blvd. and Gordon Street calling out the college’s name. Today, via e-mail, institution president Lee Pelton revealed that the school’s board of trustees voted last month to approve construction of the new campus. Per Lauren Landry‘s report on BostInnovation.com:

“The ECLA center will enrich academic programming and opportunities for undergraduates, graduate and professional studies students, as well as create spaces that integrate living and learning,” Pelton wrote. “It represents a bold, visual statement of Emerson’s presence in Los Angeles, which includes several thousand alumni/ae active in the media and entertainment industries, many of them well known.”

Indeed, for everything from LA ribbon cutting to commencement addressing, Emerson can look forward to enlisting help from the likes of Jay Leno, Henry Winkler and Denis Leary.

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