Living for the Weekend
Many events for a great many alums| From BU Today | By Cynthia K. Buccini
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Thousands of alums returned to campus last month for Alumni Weekend, to lunch with old friends, tour the changing campus, sit in on classes led by star faculty members, and watch the Terrier icemen topple Michigan, 3-2.
This year marked the first time that all seventeen schools and colleges hosted alumni at the same time, and more than 100 events were offered, among them: the 63rd annual Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony, the inaugural President’s Panel on Energy, the Howard Zinn Lecture Series, a conversation with Bill O’Reilly (COM’75), host of Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, Alumni College classes, a career-management program, and the presentation of alumni awards by individual schools and colleges, including a College of Communication Distinguished Alumni Award to legendary tennis writer Bud Collins (COM’09).
Karol Rodriguez (COM’99), a lawyer from Puerto Rico, came back to BU to catch up with friends whom she hadn’t seen in a while. “Plus,” she said, “It’s a place that I hold dear, and it brings back memories.”
Ready for more all-alumni campus fun? Join us for Winterfest, January 22 & 23, 2010!