Collegian Winter 2014


Feature Stories

CGS News Briefs Class Notes
Natalie McKnight Takes the Reins Who better to lead the College of General Studies than someone who has spent decades working to raise its national profile? Class NotesFashion, adventure, IRONMAN, MTV, and Martha Stewart. See what’s happening in the lives of CGS alums.
The Making of an American LegendA Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter tracks the true story behind John Ford’s legendary Western film, The Searchers.
Choose to Be Great—and DonateWe hope you will keep CGS in your thoughts this holiday season, and help BU choose to be great by supporting the Campaign for Boston University.
From Our Community
Poetry as the Heard WordPoetry as the Heard Wordfrom BU Today
Does hearing a poem change its meaning? Simon Mendes (CGS’11, CAS’13) tracks the transformation of a poem from written to spoken word.

The CybersleuthThe Cybersleuth from Bostonia
Computer forensics examiner Lodrina Cherne (CGS’02, CAS’07) investigates suspicious plans for an alleged military coup in Turkey.

How Did Halloween Get Started?How Did Halloween Get Started? from Bostonia
What are the origins of vampires and zombies? What’s a maenad? Senior Lecturer Regina Hansen studies the things that go bump in the night.

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Upcoming Alumni Events
CGS Young Alumni Reception
February 6
Meet and mingle with fellow CGS young alums who graduated after 2002 at Lansdowne Pub in Boston.

Reception for Richard Gladstein
March 26
Los Angeles-area alums are invited to a reception in honor of Academy Award-nominated film producer Richard Gladstein, the recipient of the 2013 CGS Distinguished Alumni Award.

See a full list of BU alumni events.