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Yawkey Foundations Fund Internships

July 21st, 2015 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 6

To benefit students seeking nonprofit experience It’s a first for BU, and a milestone for students interested in the nonprofit world. Thanks to a $10 million pledge from the Yawkey Foundations last fall, BU sophomores and juniors will soon be able to engage in nonpaying area internships during the academic year... More


From the Campaign Chairman

July 21st, 2015 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 6

Dear friend of Boston University, There’s only one way to begin this column: with a rousing three cheers for Allen and Kelli Questrom! As our front-page story details, the Questroms have made an astoundingly generous gift to our former School of Management, now the Questrom School of Business. I’ve had the pleasure... More

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The William Fairfield Warren Society is born

July 21st, 2015 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 6

BU celebrates WFW founding members As part of its celebratory gala in New York City’s Gotham Hall, a new and distinguished group of peers—the William Fairfield Warren Society—assembled for the first time. The society, chaired by Trustee Richard C. Shipley (Questrom’68, ’72), honors the approximately 120 living individuals and families who... More

BUSM Prof receives Hartwell Award

April 23rd, 2015 in News stories

Rachel Fearns will research treatments for RSV Rachel Fearns, PhD, associate professor of microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is the recipient of a 2014 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award. Fearns was one of 12 researchers to receive this three-year $300,000 award for her work towards developing treatment for... More

The Questrom School of Business

March 30th, 2015 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 6

Allen and Kelli Questrom give record gift Boston University trustee Allen Questrom (Questrom’64), retired chief executive officer of several of the nation’s largest department and specialty stores, and his wife, Kelli, have given Boston University $50 million, the largest gift in University history, through The Allen & Kelli Questrom Foundation. The gift, which... More

Alumna Most Powerful Woman in Hollywood

March 23rd, 2015 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 6

7 alumnae make the annual Power 100 list It’s about Hollywood, women, and power, a headline trifecta for most publications, and year after year it gets the attention it aims for. When the Hollywood Reporter’s latest annual listing of the 100 most powerful women in entertainment hit newsstands in December, seven... More

Mitchell Zuckoff First Redstone Professor

March 23rd, 2015 in News stories

COM professor will promote storytelling Best-selling author and journalist Mitchell Zuckoff has made a living writing page-turning books based on real-life events like harrowing plane crashes and a minute-by-minute account of the 2012 Islamic militant attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Critics have pointed to the former Boston... More

BU makes Discover’s top 100 stories of 2014

February 3rd, 2015 in News stories

The January/February 2015 issue of Discover magazine highlights their 100 top stories of 2014. Coming in at #28—and listed on the cover as "Diabetes Breakthrough p. 38"—is the story of Ed Damiano, associate professor of biomedical engineering at BU's College of Engineering, and his work on a bionic pancreas. This... More

An Inspiration in Bronze

November 24th, 2014 in News stories

Nearly 20 years after Jonathan and Pam Taub met in Elie Wiesel’s class Exile and Imagination, they remain grateful for more than the profound lessons they learned from the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Taub, at the time a Harvard Law School student doing an independent study at BU, and Pam... More

The Sumner M. Redstone Building

September 29th, 2014 in News stories

The new Sumner M. Redstone Building already has made a significant, tangible impact on Boston University School of Law since opening at the start of the academic year. "It's like an entirely different school," says Dean O'Rourke. Students are everywhere, enjoying the many spaces for studying and socializing, which has... More