The spring 2013 issue of Esprit, CFA’s alumni magazine, is now available in two formats: our traditional printed magazine and our new digital magazine, complete with videos, photo galleries, and space for reader comments!

Aaron Sinift (’02) designed the traditional Indian sling bag, or jhola, pictured on the cover, and the artisans of the Manav Seva Sannidhi Ashram wove, printed, and embroidered a limited edition of 50 just for you. With these jholas, some of the poorest villagers in the world sustain their families. Find out how to get your own Esprit jhola and read about Sinift and two equally inspiring citizen artists in the cover story.

From inflatable beehives to crochet-stitched islands, the School of Visual Arts fosters eco-awareness.
Ad legend Frank Ginsberg (’65) turns everyday products into household names.
Esprit celebrates the School of Music’s 140th anniversary with a timeline of musical milestones starring some famous faces.

We hope you enjoy reading the magazine (in whichever format you choose), and we welcome your feedback at


Browse or download previous issues of Esprit:
bu-esprit-spring-2012Spring 2012
Cover Story:
The Creative Life
Actor Julianne Moore and creative director Gael Towey talk about the arts, storytelling, and where they find inspiration.
Spring 2011 (PDF) 

Cover Story: Destination: Inspiration
For today’s CFA students, the world is their classroom

Winter 2010 (PDF) 

Cover Story: Artists Unite!
Members of the CFA community are rallying for the arts