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Week 4: January Boston-London Semester 2017

June 21st, 2017 in January Boston-London Program, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Students, Study Abroad.

This week in the January Boston-London semester, students went back to ancient times with a visit to the Roman Baths and the prehistoric Stonehenge. Bath and Stonehenge were on the agenda for Team E. Team C traveled to Bath and Longleat, with a stop at Highgate Cemetery and a Thursday trip to... More

Weeks 2 and 3: January Boston-London Semester 2017

June 12th, 2017 in January Boston-London Program, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Students, Study Abroad.

Weeks 2 and 3 of the January Boston-London semester were crammed with travel to historic sites in London, as students took in the literature and history of the twentieth century while exploring ancient historical landmarks, too. On May 29, students visited Westminster Abbey, the resting place of British monarchs and luminaries... More

CGS Capstone Projects Make the Invisible Visible

June 9th, 2017 in News and Events, Of Special Interest, Students.

A dance performance dramatized the struggle of  anxiety. A documentary investigated gentrification in Cambridge and Somerville. And a group of college students traveled out of the city to talk with former prisoners. These are a few of the Capstone projects that Boston University College of General Studies (CGS) students created... More

Week 1: January Boston-London Semester 2017

May 30th, 2017 in January Boston-London Program, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Spotlight, Students, Study Abroad.

The January Boston-London program students have already finished the first week of their semester! Group flights landed in London Heathrow Airport on May 20th and May 21st, where arrival staff greeted students and guided them to their new home for the semester. Students traveled by bus to check in at their... More

CGS Dean Shares General Education Insights with a Global Audience

May 16th, 2017 in Faculty, News and Events, Of Special Interest.

From California to Chile to Saudi Arabia -- over the last semester, Dean Natalie McKnight has been sharing CGS’ knowledge on assessment and Capstone projects all across the globe In January, at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities in San Francisco, California, Dean McKnight spoke on... More

CGS Celebrates Capstone Turn-In and Recognizes Student Leaders

May 4th, 2017 in News and Events, Of Special Interest, Students.

It's a CGS tradition-- the celebratory Capstone turn-in! Sophomore students officially turn in their Capstone projects, the final product of two years of interdisciplinary education, and CGS recognizes students who have excelled in academics and leadership. Judson Rea Butler Award This award is made annually to the sophomore student who best exemplifies the highest... More

CGS Alum Tiffany Kim Puts Stardom on Hold for BU

May 3rd, 2017 in Alumni, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Spotlight, Students.

Before applying to Boston University, Tiffany Kim was a star on the rise in South Korea. At 16, Kim left her home in San Francisco to audition for television show K-pop Star, an American Idol type show which takes place in Seoul, South Korea. According to an interview published on BU Today, Kim... More

The Chimaerid Publishes 2017 Edition of Literary Magazine

May 3rd, 2017 in Arts and Literature, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Publications.

The Chimaerid (the CGS literary and arts magazine) has published its 2016 edition with art, poetry, and prose by College of General Studies students. The Chimaerid (K-EYE-MI-RID) showcases the many artistic talents of CGS students, including poetry, photography, artwork, and more. Published each spring, the magazine is titled after a group of fish known as the... More

Meet the Students of CGS: Saed Salah

April 26th, 2017 in News and Events, Of Special Interest, Spotlight, Students.

College of General Studies 2017 Questrom School of Business 2019 Major: Business Administration with a concentration in Finance What was your most memorable CGS experience? The most memorable CGS experience I had was becoming a CGS Dean's Host -- being able to represent the school through different events and getting to know people who... More

Meet the Students of CGS: Frances Ogilvie

April 25th, 2017 in Alumni, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Spotlight, Students.

College of General Studies 2017 Questrom School of Business 2019 What made you want to pursue a business major? The nice thing about studying business administration is that you get a taste of everything, and are competent in so many different areas, and get to see the behind the scenes of business. More