Campaign News

The 10th Asian Alumni Festival

December 6th, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 8

October 7–8, 2016, Seoul, Korea It was the largest-ever alumni gathering outside the U.S. On October 7 and 8, 250 Boston University alumni and friends from 12 Asian countries gathered in Seoul, Korea, to meet, renew friendships and connections, and reaffirm their mutual interests in BU. Thanks to the... More

The Campaign: taking stock

December 6th, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 8

Four years in, and the results are impressive This past September, The Campaign for Boston University reached a quiet milestone: the end of its fourth full year since the launch of the campaign’s public phase, and the beginning of its fifth. On its original timetable, the campaign would have ended in... More

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Beyond Boston University

May 24th, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 7

Campaign events in BU communities across the globe (Click photos to expand.) Choose to be Great: An evening with Boston University The campaign took to the road this winter, with Choose to be Great (CTBG) events in five cities: Boston, New York, Palm Beach, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. Meghna Chakrabarti (Questrom’13), host of... More

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Donors step in to rescue WTBU

May 23rd, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 7

A three-alarm fire engulfed WTBU, BU’s student-run radio station, on the morning of March 25, sending three students, a firefighter, and two BU police officers to the hospital for smoke inhalation and causing an estimated $500,000 worth of damage to the facility. Believed to have been sparked by malfunctioning equipment... More

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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

Campaign news shorts

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