profs' vision: BU as analytic journalism hub
David J. Craig
As municipal budgets, standardized public school test results, crime stats,
and other public documents increasingly become available on the Internet,
journalists have ready access to more information than ever before.
Festival accepts video, draws cutting-edge student films
In creating the 24-minute political satire Legalized America, filmmaker
Michael Ball used cutting-edge digital editing techniques to create a
colorful and wildly sarcastic collage, featuring several minutes of computer
animation and numerous psychedelic sequences that simulate television
commercials and visual culture from different eras.
Gourdin: Olympic silver medalist, but a man of firsts
He was the 1916 class valedictorian at Stanton High School in Jacksonville,
Fla. In 1921, he became the first man in history to make 25 feet in the
long jump, and he later won the silver medal in the event, at the 1924
Olympics. He was a track star at Harvard, where he earned a law degree
music education chair wants everyone to play
By Hope Green
Terrier triumph brings Beanpot back
It was the best of games for the Terriers as they jumped to a 2-0 lead
in the Beanpot championship game against Northeastern February 11. It
was also the worst of games for Boston University in the latter half of
the second period, when it surrendered three unanswered goals, trailing
the Huskies, 3-2, going into the final stanza
Strength takes songs to the South
Boston Universitys Inner Strength Gospel Choir is going
south to Memphis for its annual spring tour, from February
14 through 17. With an extensive four-day calendar of events
in the city known as the birthplace of contemporary gospel
music, the choir hopes to spread its ministry through gospel
music at community outreach events, seminars, symposiums,
concerts, and local churches.
Inner Strength, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary
next year, is one of the largest student organizations on
campus and one of the busiest. Members rehearse every
Sunday at Marsh Chapel and perform each month at local churches.
Although the choir sometimes sings traditional Christian hymns,
most of the songs are written by David Coleman (CFA93),
a native of Memphis and Inner Strengths director for
the past nine years.
For more information about the tour, call 617-735-6356.