For the last five years, the College of Fine Arts has mined the demanding, sophisticated Stephen Sondheim songbook for its musical theater productions. Now, CFA’s School of Theatre is staging Pacific Overtures, the composer’s most rarely performed and arguably most challenging work. Set in mid 19th-century Japan, the play tells the story of that nation’s […]
Building on its growing international profile and the global scope of its programs for research and education, Boston University is launching a new school, to be named for its largest benefactor. The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, to be housed in the College of Art & Sciences, will open next fall. The goal […]
The first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tomorrow is a good time to reassess what steps we have taken both to prevent a repeat and to help the community and the country heal. We should use this time to conduct a frank appraisal of what we have done—and what we commit to […]
The media and the public can’t get enough of Pope Francis. Case in point: Time anointed him Person of the Year this week. More important, the pope issued an apostolic exhortation last month titled The Joy of the Gospel. In the hours and days since its publication, ideologues on all sides of the political spectrum […]
Last month 16 men and women gathered at BU Central for the preliminary round of the annual contest to anoint one person BU’s Funniest Student. By night’s end, five were left standing, and a week later one was crowned king of comedy.