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Emerson College Breaks Ground on Satellite Facility

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for the new $85 million Emerson College satellite facility in Los Angeles.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, councilman Eric Garcetti, Emerson College president Lee Pelton, Emerson alum Henry Winkler, and architect Thom Mayne were on hand. The 10-story building is expected to be completed in 2014.

“Today, we celebrate the first steps toward what will be an ambitious new endeavor that will further benefit our students, the fields we serve and the city of Los Angeles itself,” Pelton told the audience, per The Boston Globe. “In doing so, we extend Emerson’s distinctive curricular footprint across the entire continent, from the shores of one ocean to the shores of another.”

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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.”

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