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A Note on Missed Classes

Dean's Blog February 10th, 2015 11 comments

This just in from the Provost: Boston University Office of the Provost TO: Boston University Faculty, Students and Staff FROM: Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer DATE: February 10, 2015 SUBJECT: Making Up Missed Class Days on the Charles River Campus The now record-setting 2015 winter weather continues to have a profound effect on […]

Words for the National Commemoration of the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dean's Blog February 2nd, 2015 0 comments

  My play on the cut-up technique and sampling for remarks delivered on January 20, 2015, as part of Boston University’s annual celebration of the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The words in these remarks are from Gina Fried,[i] Lauryn Hill,[ii] and Martin Luther King, Jr. [iii] In a society […]

Conversation Aforethought

Dean's Blog January 30th, 2015 0 comments

As we start a new semester, I’m thinking back to things that transpired last fall that haven’t faded with the intersession break. It’s impossible for me to reflect on last semester’s happenings at Boston University without considering what happened in our country, simultaneously — recently, Ferguson, Cleveland, Staten Island. We’ve still got work to do […]

Parents Blog: Welcome

Parents Blog January 29th, 2015 0 comments

Second semester is about to begin at Boston University and that is a good thing. It has been quiet around campus for long enough. But before that first day of class, we’ll be welcoming new students (and their parents) at Winter Orientation. We’re anxious to hear their stories, to learn of their adventures, and to […]

A Campus Convo Corps

Dean's Blog January 25th, 2015 0 comments

How about a Conversation Corps? A group of us, spread all over and  leading conversations. We’re putting together something special – a collaboration of students, groups, faculty, staff, and departments to foster gatherings and conversations. Conversations that are productive, hip, and reach “across the aisle.” Conversations that reflect and acknowledge that fears exist. We’re into […]

100 Coffees

Dean's Blog January 21st, 2015 3 comments

We get together and I like it. But, we just don’t know each other. I know, I know, I know.  Sometimes when we talk, the conversations can be disappointing; we hurt each other’s feelings; we let each other down; we make mistakes; and, we’re wrong. But I also know that in the conversations, there is […]

The Other America: MLK Day 2015

Dean's Blog January 13th, 2015 2 comments

We will be commemorating our alumnus, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a series of events on January 19, 2015 in the Metcalf Ballroom in the George Sherman Union and in the Boston community. At 10am, the Community Service Center will be participating in a Day of Service at Madison Park High School, putting together […]

Parents Blog: Fog

Parents Blog December 11th, 2014 4 comments

Boston is a coastal New England city and therefore prone to fog. Fog is evasive. It is here one minute, gone the next and very hard to grasp. During his student days at BU, I sometimes compared my son to fog. He was an inconsistent communicator at best but during exams, like a wind shift […]

What to do when you are confronted with routine and consistent doubts about your humanity?

Dean's Blog December 5th, 2014 0 comments

In advance of today’s Coffee and Conversation (3pm, Howard Thurman Center.)

Parents Program Radio – December 5, 2015

Parents Blog December 3rd, 2014 0 comments

We’re talking housing, stress, and exams during December’s Parents Program Radio! Do you know . . . . . . if your student is experiencing normal college stress or really struggling? . . . when the dorms and dining halls close this semester? . . . if your student should be moving off-campus next year? […]