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- Enhanced Security for Graduation Weekend May 17, 2013The BU Police Department has instituted an enhanced security plan for Commencement weekend, following the Boston Marathon bombing last month that killed 3 and injured nearly 300. Both students and visitors will be subject to screening when entering Nickerson Field and any Convocation venues. BUPD Chief Thomas G. Robbins, BU executive director of public safet […]
- Commencement Student Speaker: “Always Keep Your Mind Open” May 17, 2013Soon-to-be-graduate Adolfo Gatti is the embodiment of BU’s mission as a global university. The dual international relations and economics major grew up in Rome, interned in Geneva, and speaks three languages. This Sunday, Gatti (CAS’13) will deliver the student speech at Boston University’s 140th Commencement. He plans to draw on his experiences as an intern […]
- Methodist Bishop Will Give Baccalaureate Address May 17, 2013From fundamentalist zealots waving antigay signs at funerals to the apparent religious motive behind the Boston Marathon bombings, the public face of faith can be twisted with anger and prejudice. Bishop Peter D. Weaver knows another reality: as a Methodist pastor and bishop, he has led congregations in demonstrations of compassion—sheltering homeless women, […]
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Fun Facts about BU Commencement...
Scarlet and White were chosen as the University’s colors in 1877 by the first graduating class of then College of Liberal Arts (now Arts & Sciences). It would be almost 90 years before the scarlet gowns became part of the University’s academic dress.
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