Collegian Winter 2021

Winter 2021

Feature Stories

Fighting for Fair Education

Colin Rose teaches Massachusetts school districts how to be more equitable

The Social Network

Members of the CGS Student Government Executive Board share lessons learned about how to build community online during the pandemic


Raising Teenagers during COVID-19

Elyssa Jacobson Ackerman helps parents and teens care for themselves and each other


Alumni Updates: Check Out the Latest Class Notes

From new jobs to first novels to retirements… See what’s happening in the lives of CGS alums


CGS News Briefs

CGS Literary Magazine Celebrates 25 Years

College history and favorite past works of art, poetry, and prose collected for special retrospective edition


Making CGS More Diverse and Inclusive

Upcoming online symposium an important step in diversity efforts


Robert Wexelblatt Marks 50 Years at CGS

Professor of humanities and prolific writer beloved by many generations of alumni


From Our Community

Serial’s Sarah Koenig Speaks with CGS Freshmen

From BU Today

Podcast host discusses her craft, offers advice, and talks about her new show


A Boston Principal Advocates for Educational Justice

From Bostonia

Julie Duran works to support her students even in the face of COVID-19 and acts of racism and police brutality


BU Alum Launches a Website for Young Readers

From Bostonia

Shirali Merchant’s World of Imagination is filled with original stories about witches, dragons, and magic


Latest CGS News

News & Announcements

Upcoming Alumni Events

Stanley P. Stone Lecture with Dr. Emily Bernard

March 11, 2021 | 7-8 pm EST | Register here.

In this virtual event, Teaching Race and the Difference it Makes, Emily Bernard, author of the award-winning memoir Black is the Body, will discuss difficult issues of race in and beyond the classroom. This lecture is part of the Stanley P. Stone Distinguished Lecture Series.

21st Annual CGS Art Show and Coffee House

March 12, 2021 | 3 pm EST | Email if you’d like to participate or attend

The College of General Studies is hosting its 21st annual Art Show and Coffee House, featuring musical performances, poetry readings, and more from members of the CGS community. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to participate in this virtual event.

Alumni Weekend Reimagined 2021: Save the Date!

Sept. 29 – Oct. 3, 2021 | Learn more here.

Mark your calendars for BU’s Alumni Weekend Reimagined 2021. Connect with your former classmates, sit in on lectures by CGS professors, and join us for the presentation of CGS’ Distinguished Alumni Award. Details on events and logistics will be added as Alumni Weekend approaches, so check back frequently for the latest updated information.