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Week of 8 February 2002 · Vol. V, No. 22

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Balfour Foundation's $1 million gift to bring former African presidents to BU

By David J. Craig
BU's African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC) recently received a $1 million grant from the Balfour Foundation to launch a residency program that will bring former African presidents to the University beginning this September.

Five former Terrier hockey stars shoot for Winter Olympics gold

By Brian Fitzgerald
"It certainly is nice to see a few BU kids in the Olympics," muses Mike Eruzione, director of development for BU athletics. Eruzione is referring to former BU hockey players Tony Amonte, Chris Drury, Keith Tkachuk, Tom Poti, and Scott Young, all members of Team USA, which will compete in the XIX Olympic Winter Games February 8 to 24 in Salt Lake City.

Diet rich in fruits and veggies lowers blood pressure, touts MED prof's new book

By David J. Craig
Losing weight and reducing salt intake have been well-known for decades for lowering blood pressure, but it was not until the publication of a groundbreaking study by Thomas Moore in 1997 that other dietary factors were proven to reduce hypertension.

Two sisters, two wives, two lives
Hawthorne-inspired drama raises curtain on tangled relations

By Hope Green
Two young and comely women sat together by the fireside, nursing their mutual and peculiar sorrows. They were the recent brides of two brothers, a sailor and a landsman, and two successive days had brought tidings of the death of each, by the chances of the Canadian warfare, and the tempestuous Atlantic . . .

Some assembly required
Edmonds' eclectic elegance reflected in current retrospective By Hope Green

The Beanpot beat

Grooming for Huskies after defeathering Eagles

By Brian Fitzgerald
Someone should call the National Audubon Society, because a few Boston University players have been hunting Eagles.
The alleged perpetrators are John Sabo (MET'03) and Mike Pandolfo (MET'02), looking guilty as charged following BU's 5-3 victory over Boston College in the first round of the 2002 Beanpot Tournament at the FleetCenter February 4.

Cupid at COM

Rah-rah for Rhett!

Pinsky brings Favorite Poems to Winter Olympics

Robert Pinsky, a CAS professor, former U.S. poet laureate, and creator of the Favorite Poem Project, will participate in the cultural events opening the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. He will lead a favorite poem reading with Olympic athletes and other dignitaries on February 15.

Pinsky began the Favorite Poem Project when he was poet laureate as a way of getting people more involved with poetry. Americans were asked to submit their favorite poem, along with an explanation of why it was so important to them. To date, more than 18,000 submissions from people ages 4 to 99 and from every state in the union have been received. Strong initial response allowed Pinsky to expand the project's scope with a video series, where selected contributors read their favorite poem. "Robert deeply believes that poetry is a vocal art and meant to be read aloud, and the videos are at the heart of what we've created," says Maggie Dietz, director of the Favorite Poem Project.



8 February 2002
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