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Student Climate Survey FAQs

Dean's Blog March 11th, 2015 0 comments

We have launch a survey of students to answer the following questions: How often does sexual violence happen on campus? When it does happen, what are the consequences and to whom do students turn for help and support?  What do students know about sexual violence and the resources available to prevent, counsel, and support those who […]

Get Schooled: Class on Police Misconduct and Race

Dean's Blog March 3rd, 2015 0 comments

Props to Professor Jack Beerman for opening his classes on police misconduct and race.  He scored a larger space and invites you in to the classroom.  Check out his note to me: These are the classes on race . . . All students are welcome, although some of it will be a bit technical for […]

Parents Blog: It is Boston . . . it’s what we do.

Parents Blog February 26th, 2015 5 comments

So yet again the national news has described Boston as buried in white and struggling. Whether it’s network or cable TV (Snow buries Boston during one of city’s worst winters—Today show), newspapers (USA Today—South the new target of this week’s major snow giving “bitterly cold Boston” a break), or websites CNN Boston has it snowiest […]

Parents Program Radio – February 24, 2015

Parents Blog February 24th, 2015 0 comments

Join us for Parents Program Radio on February 24, 2015.

Student Affairs Winter Get-Together – Feb. 25, 2015

Dean's Blog February 10th, 2015 0 comments

The snow has really thrown a wrench into some of our winter plans. Let’s not let it stop us from getting together. We’re hosting a Student Affairs Winter Get-Together on Wednesday, February 24, 2015 from 6-8pm at the Lansdowne Pub. I hope we can fill the room with you and other student affairs professions within […]

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 […]