2016 News

Wednesday, May 26

A Face in the Crowd

Find yourself on Nickerson Field during the 2016 Commencement
BU Today

Monday, May 23

Behind the Scenes at Commencement

A look at some of the hundreds of staff who pulled off the big day
BU Today

Friday, May 20

US Attorney Tells LAW Grads: “Lend Your Voice, Lend Your Efforts”

Carmen Ortiz is first woman and first Hispanic to hold post
BU Today

Thursday, May 19

What Goes Up Must Come Down

Time-lapse of BU’s 2016 Commencement
BU Today

Final Thoughts from the Class of 2016

Graduating seniors offer last-minute reflections
BU Today

Head Shots

Mortarboards express a range of emotions at Nickerson
BU Today

Wednesday, May 18

State Health and Human Services Secretary SPH Convocation Speaker

Alum Marylou Sudders urges graduates: “Search for the positive”
BU Today

For Graduating Roommates, Parting Is Filled with Emotion

New BU alums reflect on bonds formed at close quarters
BU Today

Tuesday, May 17

“What Do You Want Your Legacy to Be?”

Andrea Taylor (COM’68) addresses COM undergrad Convocation
BU Today

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Nina Tassler And Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito Offer New Grads Advice

WBUR 90.9

Monday, May 16

Finding Strength through Loss

Commencement ends a bittersweet chapter for SAR grad
BU Today

Highlights from BU’s 2016 Commencement

Video captures the sights and sounds of Sunday’s ceremony
BU Today

Ex-CBS Entertainment chair to BU graduates: ‘Embrace fear’

Boston Globe

Boston University Commencement

Boston Herald

Sunday, May 15

Commencement Speaker: Embrace Your Fear of the Unknown Future

Former CBS executive Nina Tassler says life took her to unexpected joys
BU Today

Peace Corps Director Delivers Baccalaureate Address

CAS alum Hessler-Radelet urges grads to choose optimism, nurture relationships
BU Today

TV Exec to Advise BU Grads

Boston Herald

Friday, May 13

Commencement Student Speaker Will Share BU Experience with the World

Debra Marcus (CAS’16) to reflect on her transformative time here
BU Today

Thursday, May 12

Graduation Weekend 2016 What to Do

Celebrate this year’s graduating seniors
BU Today

TV Exec, Feminist, Author Nina Tassler to Speak at Commencement

Former CBS Entertainment chairman and alum reflects on career
BU Today

Travis Roy inspires St. Mary’s seniors

Boston Globe

Wednesday, May 11

Honorary Degree for Hessler-Radelet

’79 alum, director of Peace Corps, will deliver 2016 Baccalaureate address
BU Today

Commencement Security: What You Need to Know

No backpacks allowed; carry robes to Convocation and Commencement venues
BU Today

Christopher Gill Awarded Metcalf Cup and Prize

SPH prof shares his passion for improving global public health
BU Today

Tuesday, May 10

Travis Roy to Receive Honorary Degree

Former Terrier hockey player now major supporter of spinal cord research
BU Today

CAS’s Jariwala Honored with a Metcalf Award

Physics lecturer champions an interactive approach
BU Today

Monday, May 9

Metcalf Winner Murphy Breathes Life Into Classic Lit

Teaching Hamlet with The Simpsons
BU Today

US Secretary of Energy Moniz to Receive Honorary Degree

Focuses on clean energy, nuclear issues
BU Today

Advice to Graduates: “The World Is in Your Hands”

Faculty, staff, offer encouragement to Class of 2016
BU Today

Fifteen Things to Cross Off Your Senior Bucket List

How many of these do you have left to do?
BU Today

Friday, May 6

A Guide to Senior Week 2016

Events to help the Class of 2016 graduate with a bang
BU Today

Thursday, May 5

What I’ll Miss Most about BU

In this slideshow, members of the Class of 2016 list food, friendship, FitRec
BU Today

Wednesday, May 4

CAS, SED Staffers Honored for Service to the University

Three named this year’s John S. Perkins Award winners
BU Today

From Baker to Spielberg, commencement speakers come from all over

Milford Daily News

Commencement Speakers Announced: Boston U, Buffalo State, Cheyney, Cooper Union, CUNY Professional Studies, Heritage, Loyola Chicago, Marian, Morris Brown, Northwestern (Iowa), Oakwood, Quinnipiac, Ripon, U of Hartford, U of Rio Grande

Inside Higher Ed

Monday, May 2

Nina Tassler Is Commencement Speaker

Class of 2016 honored at Senior Breakfast
BU Today

Nina Tassler to speak at BU commencement

Boston Globe

BU’s commencement speaker announcement received a tepid response from some students on Twitter

Some wish honorary degree recipient Travis Roy were speaking instead of former CBS chairman Nina Tassler.

BU taps Nina Tassler, former head of CBS entertainment, as commencement speaker

Boston Globe

Nina Tassler Is Boston University’s 2016 Commencement Speaker

The television exec will also receive an honorary BU degree.
Boston Magazine

Quirky college commencements: Who has them, and what they mean

Boston Globe

Saturday, April 30

Facts and figures about college graduation season

How the state’s 100,000+ graduating seniors and their proud families will contribute to the local economy this season.
Boston Globe