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New bequest for the study of modern Turkey

May 23rd, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 7

Photo caption: Louisa Campagna (Suzanne’s niece), Suzanne Campagna, and BU Provost Jean Morrison, April 2012, at the Campagna-Kerven Lecture on Modern Turkey. It was Suzanne Campagna’s wish that Boston University join the ranks of the small handful of top-tier American universities specializing in the study of modern Turkey. Now, through a generous... More

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Honoring your generosity

May 23rd, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 7

BU appreciates gifts of all sizes. Here we honor those who made commitments of $100,000 or more to the campaign between our last newsletter and April 21, 2016. To see a list of all donors of $10,000 or more to the campaign, visit our donor rosters. Individuals Individuals A–G H–R S–Z Corporations, etc. A–G H–R S–Z A–G John H. (STH’50,’56) and... More

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Scholarship voices 2016

May 23rd, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 7

With BU’s 2016 Commencement already a memory, we offer a sampling of the voices of some of our scholarship recipients—students whose lives were quite literally changed by the generosity of our donors. Scholarship support remains a top priority of the BU campaign, and its benefits were abundantly clear for recipients. Kym... More

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May 23rd, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 7

A university on the rise BU 32nd-best global university In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, BU placed 32nd among the 500 best “global universities.” These rankings are based on a dozen factors that consider the schools’ academic research performance and global and regional reputations. Graduate and professional schools rank among... More

Generosity for athletics boosts on-field successes

May 23rd, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 7

BU’s varsity teams are on a hot streak. Women’s soccer has won three straight Patriot League titles and field hockey two. Men’s lacrosse—just three seasons into competition—ranked as high as 16th in the US this year. And women’s golf, which took the 2015 league team title, saw star Adela Cejnarova... More

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Class gift hits the heights!

May 23rd, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 7

As of graduation day, May 15, the Class of 2016 had broken the Class Gift record for number of donors, with that number reaching 2,705, a full 16 percent increase over last year’s class at Commencement. The total amount raised was more than $95,000 for 169 funds at BU. So how... More


From the Campaign Chairman

May 23rd, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 7

Dear friend of Boston University, These are momentous times in the life of The Campaign for Boston University. As you’ve heard, in mid-April the campaign officially passed the billion-dollar milestone. No, our work is not done—in fact, far from it! Last fall, the BU board of trustees voted to raise the campaign goal... More

A million…a billion…and counting!

May 23rd, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 7

Campaign passes two major milestones The Campaign for Boston University passed its original goal of $1 billion in April, more than a year ahead of schedule, while students wrapped up the million hours of community service they pledged when the campaign launched in September 2012. At a trustees dinner on April... More

$10 Million to Fight Prostate Cancer

May 20th, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 7

Shipley Foundation gift will fund research Each year, more than 100,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States undergo a prostatectomy, a surgical procedure that leaves most of them unable to function sexually and many of them incontinent. The majority would live just as long with no treatment at... More

First Lu Lingzi Scholar Studying Economics

November 13th, 2015 in News stories

Says scholarship shows the good people can do For any scholarship recipient, the aid is an honor and a financial help. Yifan Xu’s scholarship means something more to her: “the glamorous part of humanity,” an act of generosity born of tragedy. Xu (GRS’16) came to BU this fall from China as the... More