Boston’s Emerson College’s School of Communication is renaming the venerable school after a fictional TV news anchorman made famous by Will Ferrell. Emerson’s School of Communication is changing its name to the “Ron Burgundy School of Communication.”
The name change takes place on Dec. 4, but will only last for that one day, according to Emerson College.
On hand for the ceremony and the name change will be none other than the legendary anchorman himself, yes, the same man who made the phrase “You stay classy, San Diego” famous.
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‘will share his path to journalism greatness with students during a day-long visit, which will include a morning press conference, the official naming ceremony, and an evening screening of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” for the Emerson community.”’
Will Ferrell, who stars as Ron Burgundy, will personally introduce the sequel to the 2004 farcical romp through network TV news’ “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”
Lee Pelton, the president of Emerson, quipped “A visit from Ron Burgundy is a chance to engage with someone who understands the power of media, as well as hairspray, first-hand.”
The name change ceremony for Emerson’s new Ron Burgundy School of Communication will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Dec. 4, and will be streamed live on the Emerson College website.
“I had to pinch myself really hard when I learned that Emerson College was naming its School of Communication for me. It’s kind of a big deal,” said Burgundy.
“I can’t wait to inspire students with my story of how I got to the top…the very top. I’m not going to sugarcoat it. It’s a lot of work, especially if you don’t have good hair.”
For those of us not fortunate enough to be in Boston for the advance preview of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” at the newly renamed Ron Burgundy School of Communication, the film will be available to the general public in movie theaters beginning Dec. 20.
You can check out the trailer for "Anchorman 2" by seeing the video clip accompanying this article.
“You stay classy, Emerson!”