Built in the mid 1920s, the Myles Standish Hotel was a posh home to lavish balls, society weddings, and political functions. Almost untouched since BU bought it in 1949 for a men’s dorm, it’s now being renovated to the tune of $133 million. BU Today explores the massive undertaking.
A single photograph from May 1981 is all it took to inspire students working for BU Photography to launch an intriguing photo project they dubbed Boston University Rephotographed. The photo, of undergrads conducting geology experiments on Alpert Mall (aka the BU Beach), was discovered during a search for an archival photo to run in the […]
He can laugh about it now, but it remains a cautionary tale. When Kevin Leonardo was a freshman, he and a couple of friends were heading back to Warren Towers after a long night in the library. They stopped at a nearby ATM on their way to City Convenience, and a stranger in his early […]
As a historian and preservationist, I absolutely believe in the power of historic buildings, landscapes, and monuments to connect people to the past. Their palpable three-dimensional character engages and envelops, often drawing upon all of our human senses in ways that written narratives or historic images or told stories do not. Preserved places and material […]
Huge strides have been made in advancing the health of people around the world over the last century. Life expectancy is higher now than it has ever been. With the introduction of antibiotics, safer water and sanitation, and broader availability of nutrient-rich food, the numbers of people dying from infectious disease have been dramatically reduced. […]