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One Family’s Rite of Passage

Another Webster joins the BU community

| From BU Today | By Anna Webster (COM’10) and Edward A. Brown

Doug Webster (ENG’13) and his parents, Steve (CFA’78) and Leigh, talk about another fresh start for a family steeped in BU.

Many parents experience it; they raise a child, nurture and watch him grow, and then before they know it, the kid is off to college. In some cases, there are hugs and tears. In others, a firm handshake or a wave at the airport.

This is the second round of tearful good-byes at Shelton Hall for Leigh and Steve Webster (CFA’78). Their son Doug (ENG’13) matriculated yesterday and now joins his older sister Anna at BU. That sister happens to be an intern working at BU Today.

Perhaps this gives Doug a slight advantage on the rest of his freshmen class. But like all his peers, he will be looking to build his own community this fall and eventually call BU home — even if his mother keeps reminding him (as she reminded his sister) that “real home” is only 45 minutes away, in Marblehead.

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