If BU and Northeastern have Green Line stops named for them, why not Emerson? Three students in a civic design and art class at Emerson have collected more than 700 names on an online petition urging the T to rename the Boylston stop as Emerson College.
We primarily want to change the name of the station to Emerson College, to signify the college area. ... We then hope to brighten up the structure and make it look more appealing by adding color and art installations. We want to add artwork over the station to represent our students’ creativity. We overall want to make it clear for commuters where they are in Boston when getting of the T station, and as students of Emerson College, we want to have a T station represent our school, campus and student body.
The last time the T changed a stop name was in 2010, when New England Medical Center on the Orange Line became Tufts Medical Center - after Tufts agreed to pay the T $150,000 to revamp not just the signs at the station but every single subway map in the system.