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.”

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