As an undergraduate at BU, Brendan Fletcher (CGS’10, COM’12) planned to become a screenwriter. He graduated with a degree in film and television and took a shot, but eventually, Fletcher’s first love—music—won out. The New Jersey native had formed his first band with his brother when he was 12, after learning guitar. By early this […]
It had to happen. In an era when the nation’s president-elect has been routinely criticized for his sexist remarks about women, BU researchers, working with Microsoft colleagues, have discovered your computer itself may be sexist. Or rather, they’ve discovered that the biased data we fallible humans feed into computers can lead the machines to regurgitate […]
Class by class, lecture by lecture, question asked by question answered, an education is built. This is one of a series of articles about visits to one class, on one day, in search of those building blocks at BU. Undergraduates who had done their homework know what Jeremy Yudkin means when he kicks off a […]
Landing on Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite Things list, the influential annual holiday gift guide famous for turning new products into Holy Grail items, is a big deal for any designer. But two years in a row—and for a college student to boot? That’s big. Emma Johnson (CGS’17), the bubbly founder and designer of Em John Jewelry, […]
Marsh Chapel organist Justin Blackwell (CFA’09) is enamored of both his job and the majestic instrument he plays, day after day, enriching the experience of worshippers attending Sunday services as well as those tuning in to the live radio broadcasts of the services.