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George F. Will, photograph by Sigrid Estrada

Columnist, commentator George Will to speak at 2003 Commencement

George Will, columnist, television commentator, and author, will deliver the main address at BU’s 130th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at Nickerson Field. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend.

At the Case, Melville, and Trustee Scholarship awards ceremony: (top row, from left) Vineet Prabhu, Richard Malins, Bradley Irish, Matthew Merendo, and Gobind Singh; (middle row) Heather Hanson, Anna Winestein, Heidi Fransen, Elizabeth Chalmers, and Adam Bravo; (bottom row) Provost Dennis Berkey, Robert Horacek, Daniel Hernández, Julia Gefter, Adam Gitner, Tracey Madsen, and Chancellor John Silber. Not pictured are Emma Runyan and Sara Sitzer. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

Passionate dedication to education the hallmark of Case, Melville, Trustee Scholars

By Brian Fitzgerald
Since high school, Heather Hanson has wanted to pursue a career helping children with disabilities. Although there is a plethora of ways to do this, an internship in London last year strongly reinforced the Melville Scholar’s decision to study physical therapy.

The Perkins Awards for exemplary service to the University were presented this year to Jack Weldon, director of the Office of Residence Life (left), Barbara Storella, the secretary for the College of General Studies social science division (second from right), and Sharon Prado, director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and executive director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching. Next to Weldon is ENG Biomedical Engineering Professor Herb Voigt, the newly elected chairman of the Faculty Council, which administers the Perkins Awards. Photo by Vernon Doucette

Prado, Storella, and Weldon receive Perkins Awards for University service

By David J. Craig
After a long day on the job as director of BU’s Office of Residence Life, Jack Weldon leaves work in a manner of speaking only.

A singing send-off at Senior Breakfast

By Tim Stoddard
Senior Breakfast has earned a reputation of showing a different side of the University’s leaders, and this year proved no different.

John Degory  Photo by Vernon Doucette

Student speaker savors BU’s educational feast

By Tim Stoddard
If Commencement is, to many students, the icing on the cake, then John Degory thinks of the four years leading up to his graduation on May 18 as a multicourse Italian meal.

John Walker Photo by Vernon Doucette

Little cove garners big award for CFA’s John Walker

By Tim Stoddard
When John Walker began painting the tidal pool and mud flats in a cove near his home in Seal Point, Maine, he was reluctant to show his work to friends and colleagues.

Karen Elliott House Photo by Christopher Smith

Wall Street Journal’s Karen Elliott House to deliver Baccalaureate address

By David J. Craig
As a journalist covering international politics for the Wall Street Journal in the ’70s and ’80s, Karen Elliott House pursued a profoundly simple goal: to tell the truth.

Margaret “Peg” Hanna House, 60, died on April 28

Vartan Gregorian  Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corporation and a BU trustee. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

Biotech express: This year's 13 graduates of MED's CityLab Academy celebrate the completion of their certificate program and look ahead to careers in biotechnology: (top row, left to right) Nan Lz, Khadija Rhourida, Jean Eveillard, and Robert Hennessy; (middle row) Elisabeth Caldeira, Younge Harris, Arminda E. Marroquin, and Terick DuPont; (front row) Elisabeth Chiulli, Alisha Josey, Jennifer Deady, Jessi Robinson, and Nicole Teabo; at far right is Connie Phillips, a MED research assistant professor and director of CityLab Academy.
Biotech express: This year’s 13 graduates of MED’s CityLab Academy celebrate the completion of their certificate program. Photo by Vernon Doucette

Goodbye, BU -- hello, world: The 130th Commencement of Boston University takes place on Sunday, May 18, at 11 a.m., at Nickerson Field. Photo by Vernon Doucette
Goodbye, BU — hello, world: The 130th Commencement of Boston University takes place on Sunday, May 18,. Photo by Vernon Doucette

The BU women's basketball team made its first-ever trip to the NCAA tournament this spring and presented a signed ball from its opening round game, against UConn (which later won the championship), to Provost Dennis Berkey, a dedicated supporter of both the team and Head Coach Margaret McKeon, who enters her fifth season at the University this fall. From left are guard Katie Terhune (CAS'04), who was selected as BU's Female Athlete of the Year, forward Adrienne Norris (CAS'05), McKeon, Berkey, forward Marisa Mosley (CAS'04), and guard Katie Meinhart (SMG'06). Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
The BU women’s basketball team made its first-ever trip to the NCAA tournament this spring. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky



14 May 2003
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