Spotlight Archive

Alum Pitches Fashion Startup on Project Runway

December 6th, 2016

Alexandra Shadrow (CGS’12, COM’15) launched her fashion business, UNItiques, while a BU student and recently pitched her idea on Project Runway: Fashion Startup. This show gives up-and-coming fashion and beauty entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their businesses to investors. Shadrow appeared on the November 3 episode of the series. Four years... More

Andy Andres’ Baseball Statistics MOOC Widens its Reach

December 2nd, 2016

CGS professor Andy Andres’s baseball statistics course has a surprising connection to the Chicago Cubs’ historic win in this year’s World Series. Tommy Hottovy took Andres’ MOOC (massive open online course), Sabermetrics 101, before he found his calling as advanced scout and director of run prevention for the Chicago Cubs. Hottovy, a... More

January Boston-London Students Share Gap Semester Experiences

November 21st, 2016

This semester, Boston University College of General Studies asked January Boston-London program students to share their gap semester experiences for the #My100Days campaign. The January Boston-London program program allows students the opportunity to study abroad during their freshman year. After taking a gap semester in the fall, students arrive at... More

CGS Alum Takes on the Growing Sport of Rugby with BU Women’s Rugby Club

November 8th, 2016

Stephanie Quezada-Valenzuela (SAR’17) Rugby is the fastest growing team sport in the country, and Anesha Jones (CGS’15, CAS’17) is a key player in the Boston University women's rugby football club. “In the first game I ever watched my rookie year, I saw a girl run off the field with a finger... More

Six CGS Alums Inducted into Scarlet Key Honor Society

November 7th, 2016

This fall, several College of General Studies alumni were inducted into the Scarlet Key Honor Society for their phenomenal leadership in Boston University organizations and activities. The Scarlet Key Honor Society at Boston University was founded in 1938 as a society that commended students for their involvement in organizations and... More

BU Internship Programs Help CGS Alums Serve in Government and Nonprofits

November 4th, 2016

Thanks to the internship programs at Boston University, College of General Studies alumni served in nonprofits and government agencies across the United States last summer. Through the Yawkey Nonprofit Internship program and the Santander Sophomore Internship Program, six CGS students were awarded stipends that gave them the opportunity to work... More

Hallstein Receives Outstanding Book Award for Bikini-Ready Moms

November 2nd, 2016

Dr. D. Lynn O’Brien Hallstein, Boston University College of General Studies associate professor of rhetoric, received the 2016 Outstanding Book Award at the 39th annual conference of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender. The conference was held from October 13th – 16th in Chicago, Illinois. Professor Hallstein... More

Christopher Fahy Publishes Essay in New Book on Louisa May Alcott

October 21st, 2016

CGS Senior Humanities Lecturer, Christopher Fahy, has contributed an essay in a recently published volume entitled Critical Insights: Louisa May Alcott. The work is written on 19th century American novelist, Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women. The essays in this volume provide a closer look into Alcott’s beliefs... More

Rosalind Williams Delivers Stanley P. Stone Distinguished Lecture

October 20th, 2016

Can literature and stories help us to understand the human domination of the planet? On October 19, Rosalind Williams—Bern Dibner professor of the history of science and technology—delivered this year's lecture in the Stanley P. Stone Distinguished Lecture Series. Her interdisciplinary lecture—Approaching the End of the World: Geological Age or Historical Epoch?—touched... More

Studying Climate Change, One Tree at a Time

October 14th, 2016

 “As the new generation, we definitely know the effects of global climate change, and we know it’s an issue,” Eliandro Tavares (CGS'16, CAS'18) says. Eliandro is a part of the climate research team lead by Michael Dietze, a CAS associate professor of earth and environment at BU. During the summer, Eliandro, More