Boston University Wind
Ensemble, conducted
by David Martins, at the
Tsai Performance
Center on Thursday,
December 6, at 8 p.m.
Week of  30 November 2001 · Vol. V, No. 15


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Stith given Medal of Hope

Charles R. Stith, director of BU's African Presidential Archives and Research Center and former ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania, was awarded the Medal of Hope from the Organization for a New Equality (ONE) at a dinner at the Westin Copley on November 28. The medal is the organization's highest honor.

Stith was honored for his dedication to fostering economic quality both at home and abroad and for promoting a mutual commitment to pursuing further trade and investment opportunities between the United States and East Africa.

Stith founded ONE, a Boston-based civil rights organization that focuses on the economic empowerment of women and people of color, in 1985. ONE believes that economic inclusion is achieved through education and training, by facilitating participation in the economy through full employment, savings, investment, home ownership, and business development, and by working to ensure that all people get fair and equal access to credit and capital.


BU's Zeta Upsilon chapter helps national book drive

Seven active brothers and four pledges of the Zeta Upsilon chapter of the national coed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega helped box and load some 30,000 books onto a truck with members of the fraternity's International Council on November 17. The books, which were donated by the Phelps-Stokes Books for Global Literacy Program, are being shipped to needy children in the Philippines.

The book drive is part of Alpha Phi Omega's international service project. APO chapters from across the United States have collected thousands of additional books. By January 2002, the total number of books shipped to the Philippines will be over 100,000.

CAS Geddes Language Center offers SCOLA

Through December 5, the international news broadcast service SCOLA will be available to anyone who is on campus and connected to the Web. SCOLA retransmits half-hour and hour-long broadcasts of news feeds from 64 countries as well as transcriptions, translations, and teacher materials for prior newscasts in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Log on at, user name bostonu, password BOSTONUP. Or stop by the Geddes Language Center at 685 Commonwealth Ave., 5th floor, where six machines are set up to receive SCOLA.


30 November 2001
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