Spotlight Archive

Weeks Four and Five: January Boston-London Program

June 24th, 2016

In weeks four and five of the CGS January Boston-London program, students explored the mysteries of ancient places. A trip to Stonehenge brought students close to a prehistoric monument, the site of an ancient burial mound that dates back as far as 3000 B.C. They also traveled to another ancient attraction--the Roman Baths... More

Week 3: January Boston-London Program

June 3rd, 2016

Between classes, the streets and parks of London are there for the exploring during the January Boston-London program's semester abroad. In Week Three, students stayed busy with their studies: studying the rise of fascism in Europe, doing rhetorical analysis,  taking in the poems of Baudelaire and Hopkins, reading George Eliot and... More

Week 2: January Boston-London Program

June 1st, 2016

On Week Two of their semester in London, January Boston-London program students enjoyed some sunny days exploring London, studying for their classes, and taking in the history and literature of Great Britain. The weekend's relaxation included a trip to Scotland to see Edinburgh and to take in the wild mountains and... More

Week 1: January Boston-London Program

May 20th, 2016

Students from the College of General Studies January Boston-London program arrived in the United Kingdom on May 14, quickly diving into their packed semester of classes, sightseeing, and field trips to educational sites. On their first day in London, students settled into their housing and met with classmates from different teams to begin... More

Pederson Releases Book on Child Murder and Atonement in American Literature

May 18th, 2016

In Toni Morrison’s Beloved, a mother who has just escaped slavery kills her toddler daughter to prevent her from being recaptured. In Joyce Carol Oates’ My Sister, My Love, a six-year-old is brutally murdered. In Cormac McCarthy’s Outer Dark, an infant is left in the woods to die. In John... More

CGS Recognizes Student Leaders at Capstone Turn-In

April 29th, 2016

On April 22, sophomore students and faculty gathered for students to turn in their team’s Capstone projects—the final product of their two-year program at Boston University College of General Studies—and to celebrate the hard work, leadership and service of students. The school recognized the students with the top 10 GPAs... More

Professor Cordner Discusses Education Outside the Classroom

April 14th, 2016

In her new book, Education in Nineteenth-Century British Literature: Exclusion as Innovation, Professor Cordner analyzes the tradition of independent learning in 19th-century England. In her analysis, Cordner discusses the impact of self-education on renowned literary minds such as Jane Austen, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Thomas Hardy and George Gissing, all of... More

Meet the Students of CGS: Candice Shadgoo

April 7th, 2016

College of General Studies: 2015                                                                                          ... More

Meet the Students of CGS: Amanda Gee

April 6th, 2016

College of General Studies: 2015                                                                                          ... More

Meet the Students of CGS: Dan and Ian Rollins

April 6th, 2016

College of General Studies: 2014                                                                                          ... More