Like a Wild West gunslinger, he dragged his boot heel across the dirt road, making a line—18 men crouched behind it and waited for his signal. Lacking a pistol, Tom Burke simply shouted, “Go!” It was the first Boston Marathon, and Burke (LAW 1897) was the race’s first official starter—as well as its cofounder. A […]
Last April 15, Kristin Schwarz had nearly finished her shift in Boston Medical Center’s vascular surgery department when her beeper started going off furiously. Two bombs had gone off at the Boston Marathon, injuring more than 260, and people with traumatic injuries were being rushed to BMC’s emergency room. The third year medical student immediately […]
Backpacks will be banned at all venues involved in this year’s Boston Marathon. Another thing you’ll see less of: runners, as additional barricades will be in place along the entire length of the 26-mile route to give marathoners a wider berth. (This year’s race could draw 9,000 more runners than last year’s.) But you’ll see […]
Mozart’s Don Giovanni is a wild ride fueled by sex, love, self-delusion, and revenge—set to one of the most achingly gorgeous scores in opera. CFA's production of this timeless tale of a gleeful narcissist runs through Sunday at the BU Theatre.
More than 10,000 student employees work across the Charles River and Medical Campuses, providing support to the University’s many programs, departments, libraries, offices, and dining halls. Today, two will be honored for their exceptional service at the annual Student Employee of the Year award ceremony at the Castle. Andrew Parlato (CAS’14, COM’14), studen […]