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Campus unity goal in September 11 ceremonies

By Hope Green
On Wednesday morning, exactly a year after September 11, 2001, the chiming of a bell on Marsh Plaza will signal the start of campus activities to commemorate the anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Silber addresses BU's budget

By Brian Fitzgerald
Referring to budget reductions and reallocations that will take place at BU over the next two to three years - including the elimination of as many as 450 positions - Chancellor John Silber said that "there is no crisis" as the University tightens its fiscal belt.

Office of the Chancellor September 11, 2002

A distance learning first at BU
Metropolitan College offers online master's program in criminal justice

Daniel LeClair, a Metropolitan College professor and chairman of criminal justice, urban affairs, and city planning programs, helped launch MET's online master's degree program in criminal justice this summer. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By David J. Craig
Daniel LeClair was skeptical about distance learning prior to teaching an online course about white-collar crime at BU's Metropolitan College this summer. What incentive, he wondered, do students have to become engaged with material when their only contact with a professor is by e-mail?

Official welcome for fast-track freshman class

Meissner named dean ad interim at
CFA, de Quadros named director ad interim at CFA's school of music

State-of-the-art track and tennis center opens

Construction of the new track and tennis center was completed just in time for Matriculation. BU previously held the annual ceremony at the Commonwealth Armory, which was demolished over the summer to make way for a portion of the John Hancock Student Village. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Brian Fitzgerald
Honoring a tradition that dates back a millennium, the class of 2006 assembled on September 2 in the new track and tennis center for BU's annual Matriculation exercises

Last year, the BU community was drawn together to share thoughts and reflections about the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, at the We Remember memorial outside Marsh Chapel. This month the wall of remembrance will be on view once again on Marsh Plaza, with an added section for new messages. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
We Remember

The interior of the track and tennis center, under construction in August. Photo by Michael Hamilton
Track & Tennis Center

BU's Humanities Foundation handed out a number of scholarship endowments to both undergraduate and graduate students for the 2001-02 academic year. Student merit awardees, pictured here at the annual Student Awards Ceremony held on May 7 at The Castle, were selected on the basis of faculty recommendations, overall academic standing, and a writing sample. Shown, from left, are: front row, Katherine O'Connor, a CAS professor of modern foreign languages and director of the Humanities Foundation, Reena Sastri (GRS'02), Kayri Claflin (COM'77, GRS'95, GRS'01), Michelle Dionne (CAS'02), Erica Bryant (SHA'98), Stephanie Dutchen (CAS'04, COM'04), Bernard Prusak (GRS'04); row 2, Katherine Lindquist (SED'03, CAS'03), Christopher Polt (CAS'04, GRS'04) Stephanie Burak (CAS'04), Maureen Minder (CAS'03), Natasha Seaman (GRS'02); row 3, Stephan Brighton (GRS'04), David Marcinkus (CAS'03), Johnny Lew (GRS'03); row 4, Miguel Ley-Pineda (CAS'03), Craig Heeren (CAS'05, GRS'05), Paul Schmitz (GRS'03); row 5, Robert Briscoe (GRS'05), Wade Newhouse (GRS'03). Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

On August 17, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for BU's new athletic training complex, which will be in the future Agganis Center, the sports and recreation building in the John Hancock Student Village project.  Pictured at the ceremony are (from left) David Walko (CAS'68), associate director of development for athletics, former BU football player Peter Kessel (SED'76), Lucille Dougal, former BU student athletic trainers Kenneth Gould (CAS'73, GRS'85) and Chris Pilalas (SMG'75), and Gary Strickler, athletics director. After Gould presented Lucille Dougal with a plaque commemorating the groundbreaking, she gave Pilalas her husband's 1971 BU hockey NCAA championship ring, which will be displayed at the complex. Photo by Albert L'Étoile


6 September 2002
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