Were you among the 20,000 or so people at BU’s 141st Commencement May 18? Thanks to GigaPan—a technology that stitches thousands of photos into a single high-res image—you can find yourself and your friends in the crowd.
With an esteemed purpose and an odd name, the square-topped, tasseled mortarboard—named for its resemblance to the bricklayer’s tool called a hawk—is shorthand for graduations, which have a way of ending with the appendages tossed gleefully (and perilously) in the air. At BU’s 141st Commencement, many graduates used their caps as canvases, documenting their […]
Class of 2014 grad Thomas Unger talks about his four-year transition from fun-loving fancy freshman to confident and responsible (but still fun-loving) senior—and as a RA, how he will miss the enthusiastic and passionate denizens of Myles.
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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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