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Parent Blog: New Beginnings

Parents Blog December 15th, 2015 3 comments

As a parent, I find comfort in reflecting upon my daughter’s first fall semester. It’s nearing the end of the semester and my BU student is happy. I am reassured to know that she is at the school she longed to attend and it’s all working out for her. Academically she’s doing well. She is […]

Parents Program Radio – December 9, 2015

Parents Blog December 9th, 2015 0 comments

This month’s Parents Program Radio will feature discussions about living on and off campus for next year, as well as some tips on how to handle final exam stress. We will also have a very special guest from the Parents Leadership Council – stay tuned to see who! You can listen to the archive on […]

Parents Program Radio returns!

Parents Blog November 16th, 2015 0 comments

Parents Program Radio is returning on Tuesday, November 17th! After a brief hiatus, the show returns with hosts Dean Daryl DeLuca and Christy Loring and a discussion on Thanksgiving. What is it like when your student returns home for the first time? What is available at BU for students who stay in Boston? Join us on […]

A note to students from and with loved ones in France

Dean's Blog November 14th, 2015 1 comment

The following note was sent to Boston University students from France on Saturday, November 14th. This message also provides information useful to all of the BU community. Please know that you are in my thoughts. I hope you are okay. Tragically, I feel that we loss our humanity yesterday – I, too, share in this […]

Make your plans and stay safe: A Halloween safety message

Dean's Blog October 29th, 2015 1 comment

The following message from Dean Elmore and Chief Tom Robbins was sent to all undergraduate students on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Dear Friends, The City is abuzz with the gaiety of Halloween. As you plan your evenings, keep in mind that large public celebrations are commonplace.  It’s fun to jump around, chant, dance, and sing with […]

Parent Blog: London Reflections

Parents Blog August 31st, 2015 0 comments

Sandy Karp just took part in the London portion of the CGS January Program and wanted to share her honest thoughts and views about with students and parents alike. Thank you for sharing this with us, Sandy! ********* by Sandy Karp, CGS’16 Now that I finished the London portion of the CGS program, I am […]

Matriculation: an affirmation

Dean's Blog August 29th, 2015 2 comments

Okay, I get it! Right now, to you, participating in an annual matriculation ceremony in the midst of your hectic days of setting up your room, finding class locations, and just hanging might appear insignificant to your individual well-being and fulfillment. But now, Matriculation – like community – is a crucial, inconvenient, and worthwhile activity. […]

Parents Blog: Letting out the Leash

Parents Blog June 2nd, 2015 0 comments

by Robin (Parents Leadership Council Member) and Sam Karp (Questrom ’16) Summer can be a difficult time for students to readjust to living at home. Below is a letter my son wrote to me this week opening a dialogue about expectations for our short summer together. Encourage your student to have similar conversations when they […]

Money, jobs and more discussed on Wednesday’s Parents Program Radio

Parents Blog May 13th, 2015 0 comments

Wednesday’s Parents Program Radio features College CFO, the Center for Career Development, and Commencement information! It’ll be live at 4pm on UStream or available later Wednesday on SoundCloud, UStream archive and YouTube.    

#ReachHigher – Education Kept Me From Disappearing

Dean's Blog May 1st, 2015 0 comments

Boston University is one of several colleges and universities taking part in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative encouraging college access and attendance on May 1st. Here is Dean Elmore’s reflection about what choosing higher education meant to him. I understand how human beings can disappear but still be flesh and blood. It shouldn’t […]