The Lepers of Baile Baiste, a new play by Ronan Noone, through October 8 at the BU Playwrights' Theatre

Vol. V No. 8   ·   05 October 2001 


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SED profs seek support for NYC schools

During the horrific fire from the collapse of World Trade Center towers following the September 11 terrorist attacks, Shelley Harwayne -- superintendent of District #2 in Manhattan, which includes four schools in the vicinity of the World Trade Center (one school is only five blocks away) -- and her teachers braved thick smoke and ankle-deep soot to walk their children to centers of safety. Harwayne then worked round-the-clock to reunite frightened children with their parents.

Since that day, the four District #2 schools have been covered with soot and filled with smoke. Makeshift schools have been set up, and other schools in the district have taken in the displaced children for an indefinite period of time. The four damaged schools need money for basic supplies and things to keep the children safe and comfortable.

SED Professors Lee Indrisano and Jeanne Paratore seek the BU community's support. To contribute to one or more of the four school funds -- Public School 89, Public School 234, Public School 150, and Intermediate School 89 -- indicate the school name on the check and send to Indrisano or Paratore at 605 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 02215, or mail directly to Shelley Harwayne, Superintendent, 333 7th Ave., 7th floor, New York, NY 10001.

We Remember logs high number of visitors

A third 20-foot panel was added to the We Remember wall at Marsh Plaza on September 27. During the first week the We Remember Web site was up, the home page received more than 16,000 visitors -- three times the number that the BU News home page logs in an entire month. Full statistics for the month of September will be available in early October at

MED student wins minority medical scholarship

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has announced that Chukwuka Okafor, a third-year medical student at Boston University's School of Medicine, is one of five minority student recipients of the 2001 Herbert Nickens Scholarship. The scholarship of $5,000 recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of minority medical students entering their third year who have demonstrated leadership in eliminating inequities in medical education and health care. The award is named for Herbert W. Nickens, M.D., in honor of his tireless work in promoting justice in medical education and health care. Okafor will receive his award and a certificate of merit on November 5 at the 2001 AAMC annual meeting in Washington, D.C.



28 September 2001
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