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Dean Elmore’s MLK Day Thoughts and University Events

Dean's Blog January 10th, 2017 0 comments

I credit Professor David Eckel and the Institute for Philosophy and Religion as inspiration for the theme “Hope, Despair, and the Blues” for this year’s annual University-wide celebration of the life and legacy of alumnus Martin Luther King, Jr, taking place in Metcalf Hall in the George Sherman Union on January 16th at 2pm.  Such […]

Election Day: November 8th

Dean's Blog November 7th, 2016 1 comment

Are you one of us? Who is we? Who are we, really? Time to continue the debate, argument, discussion, analysis, deconstruction, and signifyin’ on these questions — and more — come this Tuesday (November 8). Questions so nice they deserve a good gathering. Democracy calls. Word is that after you do the civic thing earlier, […]


Dean's Blog June 13th, 2016 1 comment

Stony the road we trod, Bitter the chast’ning rod, Felt in the days when hope unborn had died; Yet with a steady beat, Have not our weary feet Come to the place for which our fathers sighed? We have come over a way that with tears has been watered. We have come, treading our path […]

To the Kid

Dean's Blog April 29th, 2016 0 comments

“Now where I come from We don’t let society tell us how it’s supposed to be Our clothes, our hair, we don’t care It’s all about being there Everybody’s going uptown That’s where I want to be Uptown Set your mind free Uptown Got my body hot Get down I don’t want to stop, no” […]

Message from President Brown regarding student passing

Dean's Blog March 30th, 2016 2 comments

The following email was sent by President Brown to the Boston University community on March 30, 2016. —- Dear Friends, It is with great sadness that I must report that a student has passed away early this morning on our campus. First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with immediate family and friends who […]

Keep safety in mind this spring.

Dean's Blog March 16th, 2016 0 comments

The following message was sent out to the student community by Dean Elmore on March 15, 2017. Looks like Winter did not break us! (Don’t worry, we didn’t jinx the City.) It may be premature, but we have faith that the season of joyful gatherings has begun. It’s the time full of moments when we […]

Parents Program Radio Show – March 29, 2016

Parents Blog March 16th, 2016 0 comments

Join us for the next edition of the Parents Program Radio Show on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 3pm. We will talk to Steve Jarvi, Associate Dean of Student Academic Life in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Katharine Mooney, Director of Wellness and Prevention Services in Student Health Services. Watch live on UStream […]

Parent Blog: Is Your Student Lonely?

Parents Blog, Parents Blog February 17th, 2016 1 comment

by Jeanne Knox, Chairman, Parents Leadership Council This is a question that can’t help but flutter through your mind occasionally as a BU parent, especially after a not so cheery chat with your BU student on a very grey, windy Tuesday in the middle of February. As a matter of fact, it is inevitable to […]

Wait, You Can’t Talk About Race That Way!

Dean's Blog February 16th, 2016 0 comments

The often awkward, sometimes deliberate, booming silence – it saturates our ears and throats to the point of drowning. It is the silence of thought and the silence of interruption. Silence before the exclamation that we “talk about race” and the break after we realize that we cannot talk about it – at least not […]

Parents Program Radio Show – February 16, 2016

Parents Blog, Parents Blog February 16th, 2016 0 comments

This month’s Parents Program Radio Show features chats with both Katherine Kennedy and Pedro Falci of the Howard Thurman Center and Zach Hobbs of the Community Service Center. We hope you will join us on Tuesday, February 16 at 3pm on UStream. You can also listen to the episode’s segments or download them via SoundCloud: […]