Equal parts joyful celebration and traditional pomp, BU’s 146th Commencement on Sunday, May 9, went off without a hitch. See highlights from the 2019 All-University ceremony in this video, which captures the sights and sounds of one of the most important occasions in the lives of Boston University students, and their families.
Lul Mohamud worked hard at BU, earning a degree in neuroscience, being a CAS Dean’s Host and a FY 101 program peer mentor and joining 16,000 Strong, BU’s student-run campaign to prevent sexual assault and violence, eventually becoming cochair. But Mohamud (CAS’19) didn’t do it alone. Her parents, emigrants from Somalia, gave up so much […]
With showers sweeping across Nickerson Field, BU’s 146th Commencement began under threat of heavier rain. But as if on cue, the rain stopped as the 7,509 members of the Class of 2019 began processing to their seats. And as this year’s Commencement speaker, Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences, began her address, […]
At Marsh Chapel’s annual Baccalaureate service Sunday, speaker John P. Howe III (MED’69, Hon.’19) focused on real-life children—Iqbal, He Jing Cheng, and Amir—their stories illustrating how the University empowers graduates to “make a difference in the world.” Howe, a BU trustee and former head of the international nonprofit Project HOPE, which provides medical care and training […]
When Facebook executive Anthony Harrison arrived on BU’s campus nearly 40 years ago as a first-generation college student from Queens, he became part of a group of close-knit friends. And he found community again in his career, whether it was the middle-aged woman who took him under her wing at work or the colleague who […]