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Week of 5 November 2004 · Vol. VIII, No. 10

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VP Christopher Reaske to retire in July, after a decade of record fundraising

Christopher Reaske Photo by Vernon Doucette

By David J. Craig and Jessica Ullian
Christopher Reaske has a personal philosophy that he shares regularly with his staff: in your work and in your life, make sure every year is filled with “new accomplishments, experiences, and awakenings.”


Elie Wiesel recounts 350 years of the Jewish experience in America

Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel (Hon.í74) spoke on the history of Judaism in America on October 25 as part of his annual lecture series and in conjunction with the conference Why Is America Different? Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Jessica Ullian
Elie Wiesel — Nobel Prize winner, Holocaust survivor, and Boston University’s Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities — gathered hundreds of people in Metcalf Hall on October 25 and told them a story that was joyous, sad, bitter, and hopeful: the history of Jews in America.

Undergraduate survey to measure satisfaction, strengthen quality of life

Discussing BUís student satisfaction survey are (left to right) Laurie Pohl, associate vice president for enrollment and student affairs, Kathy Dawley, president of the consulting firm Maguire Associates, Alyssa Graham (CASí08), and Cristina Carbunaru (CASí08). Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Brian Fitzgerald
Attention, students: BU is seeking your opinion . . . on BU. The University is inviting undergraduates to participate in an online student satisfaction survey beginning Monday, November 8.

Centennial celebrates biology department's world-class standing

Geoffrey Cooper, a CAS professor of biology and department chair, at the new biology laboratories in the Life Science and Engineering Building, which opens next May. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Tim Stoddard
When BU offered its first biology course in 1904, the word gene had not yet been coined. Looking back at those early days, Geoffrey Cooper marvels at how little was known about the genetic underpinnings of life.



Eye of the beholder

L. P. Hollander Co. Christmas photograph, c. 1930, anonymous, American. Gelatin silver print.

By David J. Craig
Flipping through a box of photographs in a New Hampshire antique shop 20 years ago, Rodger Kingston found a composite of what appeared at first glance to be 35 rather ordinary grammar school portraits.

Vault of thought: This student secured a serene study spot recently beneath the arcade connecting Marsh Chapel and the School of Theology. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
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5 November 2004
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