News

College names school after ‘Anchorman’ Ron Burgundy

College names school after ‘Anchorman’ Ron Burgundy

I'M RON BURGUNDY: Will Ferrell will be on hand for the renaming of Emerson College's school of communication. Photo: Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — It’s kind of a big deal that Emerson College is changing the name of its school of communication.

The college in Boston will rename the school — for one day only — the Ron Burgundy School of Communication.

The new name will take place on Dec. 4 to honor the fictitious television anchorman.

Actor Will Ferrell, in character, is scheduled to share his path to journalism greatness with students.

WATCH: Ron Burgundy’s Dodge ads | EXTRA: Newseum opens ‘Anchorman’ exhibit

His visit will include a news conference, the renaming ceremony and a screening of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Ferrell, as himself, will introduce the movie.

College President Lee Pelton says Burgundy “understands the power of media, as well as hairspray, firsthand.”

Burgundy, known for telling people he’s “kind of a big deal,” says he hopes to let students know how hard it is to make it to the top, in his words, “especially if you don’t have good hair.”

Recent Headlines

55 mins ago in National

White House seeks $1.8B in emergency funds for Zika virus

Fresh
zikavirus

The World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency over the rapidly spreading virus.

6 hours ago in National

Gas prices continue to drop

gas

The average price of gasoline has dropped 8 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.82 a gallon.

7 hours ago in Sports

Zika fears prompt Olympic concerns

zika

The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August.

7 hours ago in National, World

North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.

22-overlay-3

North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite, drawing renewed international condemnation just weeks after it carried out a nuclear bomb test.

7 hours ago in National

Chipotle stores to open later on Monday for worker meeting

chipotle

Don't plan on getting a burrito for lunch today - every Chipotle location in America will be closed this morning for a food safety meeting.