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July 5th, 2012

Dispatch from London: Olympics Countdown


“London is ready.” That’s the declaration from an East End native and Olympics guide as well as a member of the Olympics Development Authority. Week One of BU’s Covering the London Olympics program kicked off with students visiting the major venues, including a “stingray” aquatics center, the Olympics Village and stadium. Security personnel are everywhere, […]

June 5th, 2012

COM lecturer’s ‘ultimate existential experience’


Jay Atkinson, a College of Communication lecturer in journalism, has written a book about his 35 years playing rugby — Memoirs of a Rugby-Playing Man: Guts, Glory and Blood in the World’s Greatest Game (Thomas Dunne Books, 2012). As one might guess from the title, he has quite a passion for the game. Atkinson has […]

April 27th, 2012

NBC’s Andrea Kremer teaches Olympic lessons


“You do not LOSE gold, you WIN silver” may seem like a minor distinction to a layperson, but Olympics correspondent Andrea Kremer reminded Boston University students that no detail is too small in good sports reporting. Other points Kremer stressed during her April 25 visit to the College of Communication: Ask the hard-working question. Every […]