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Former NASA head Daniel Goldin accepts presidency of Boston University

Dan Goldin

By Brian Fitzgerald
Pledging to help bring BU to new heights, former NASA administrator Daniel Goldin accepted on August 14 the University’s offer to become its ninth president. He will take office on November 1.


University fundraisers smash last year's record with $103.4 M in gifts

Christopher Barreca (DGE’50, LAW’53), chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chancellor John Silber, and Christopher Reaske, vice president for development and alumni relations (from left), gathered on July 15 to thank Office of Development and Alumni Relations staff for the University’s eighth consecutive record-breaking year of fundraising. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By David J. Craig
Boston University brought in an unprecedented $103.4 million in gifts in fiscal 2003, exceeding last year’s record-setting amount by 14 percent and continuing an eight-year stretch of growth in philanthropic support to the University.

Legendary jazz impresario George Wein launches African-American Studies fund

George Wein (CAS’50) and Sarah Vaughan at the 1987 Newport Jazz Festival. Wein first booked the legendary singer at his Storyville jazz club in Boston in 1952. Photo from the collection of George Wein

By Brian Fitzgerald
Jazz wasn’t just a minor distraction when George Wein was a student at Boston University. In fact, he once said, it “ruined” his high school and college career as far as marks were concerned. Haunting Boston-area jazz bars certainly made it tough to study.

BU summer program builds a community of young math stars
By Bari Walsh

Tapestry of love: Khalili’s Swedish textile exhibition weds art and tradition
By David J. Craig

Life Science and Engineering Building
Life Science and Engineering Building

Summer in the village: Last summer’s demolition of the Commonwealth Armory to make way for construction of the Student Village, leaving a cleared site of dirt, rubble, and construction equipment to greet returning students, has been transformed into a recognizable complex of girders, framing, and concrete walls that will become a premier sports and entertainment arena and a fitness and recreation center. Photo by Fred Sway
Summer in the Village


29 August 2003
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