Our Inspiration

You inspire us! We get revved up when we see you successfully pursuing your dreams and passions.

BU’s community inspires us too. Look around and catch the vibe—we do. We listen to music. We read as much as we can. We go all over campus to see our community at its best. Take a look at our tunes, what we’re reading, websites we frequent, and the things that get us going.

In Our Playlists

You Can’t Always Get What You Want“—Rolling Stones
All Star“—Smash Mouth
We Can Work It Out“—The Beatles
I Can’t Get Started“—Ella Fitzgerald; Ira Gershwin, lyrics; Vernon Duke, music
Fields of Athenry“—The Dropkick Murphys
Come Away With Me“—Nora Jones
Play Your Part“—Girl Talk
Revolution“—The Beatles
With a Little Help from My Friends“—The Beatles
“Livin’ on a Prayer”—performed by BU Pep Band (originally by Bon Jovi)
Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now“—McFadden and Whitehead
Forever Young“—Rod Stewart

More, please! Listen along with Kenn Elmore at last.fm.

On Our Shelves

The Tipping Point—Malcolm Gladwell
A Larger Sense of Purpose—Harold T. Shapiro
The Alchemist—Paulo Coelho
Be Happy Without Being Perfect—Alice Domar
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!—Dr. Seuss
Of Mice and Men—John Steinbeck
All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
—Michael Patrick MacDonald
Ex Libris
—Anne Fadiman
Brain Rules
—John Medina
Interpreter of Maladies
—Jhumpa Lahiri
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
—Stephen Chbosky

In Our Favorites

wowOwow: The Women on the Web
Universal Hub: the latest Boston community news and information
Smilebox: free photo sharing
CNN: world news
Crayon: create your own newspaper online
I Can Has Cheezburger?: humor and cuteness combined
Boston Cares: volunteer opportunities in Greater Boston
Study Guides and Strategies: a bank of learning and study tools
BU Today: news on all things BU, plus series on great local dining, nightlife, and more
USCHO: US College Hockey Online
Occupational Outlook Handbook: career information, job profiles, and more

A Few Favorite Things

Coffee
Hockey
Spring
Family
Fun
Virtue
Knowledge
Optimism
Responsibility
Leadership
Connection
Involvement
Passion
Hope
Freedom
Citizenship
Social Justice
Self-Awareness
Self-Sufficiency
Community
Love
Maturity
Responsibility
Curiosity
Eagerness
Dreams
Imagination
Confidence
Direction
Daring
Growth
Contribution
Understanding

Some of Our Heroes

Shakespeare
Barack Obama
Winston Churchill
Ryan Adams
Maya Angelou
Martin Luther King, Jr.