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MET’s Mega-Project Expert Says Rhode Island’s Highway Plans “Easier” Than Big Dig

May 19th, 2016 in Administrative Sciences, Ginny Greiman, MET News.

Big DigFew know more about the challenges that accompany sprawling mega-projects than Metropolitan College Assistant Professor Virginia Greiman, who served as deputy chief legal counsel and risk manager on Boston’s years-long $15 billion Big Dig, and currently lends her significant expertise in grand-scale project coordination to MET’s Administrative Sciences faculty and students.

With Rhode Island facing down an ambitious highway overhaul of its own—one that has drawn comparisons to the Big Dig—the Associated Press caught up with Professor Greiman, who assessed that the Ocean State’s interstate effort is likely to be “a heckuva lot easier” than was Boston’s.

Read more at the Bellingham Herald.

Boston University Honored by USDLA for Best Practices in Distance Learning

May 18th, 2016 in Featured News Post, MET News.


On May 11, 2016, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented Boston University with a 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning. Founded as a nonprofit association in 1987, the USDLA is the nation’s leading distance learning organization. The USDLA International Distance Learning Awards are presented annually during the National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, toacknowledge major accomplishments in distance learning and to highlight those distance learning instructors, programs, and professionals who have achieved and demonstrated extraordinary results through the use of online, videoconferencing, satellite and blended learning delivery technologies.”

Learn more about Boston University’s award-winning online programs.

MET Arts Administration Director Joins Cultural Conversation at NYU

May 13th, 2016 in MET News.


Lanfranco Aceti, director of Metropolitan College’s Arts Administration program, visited New York University earlier this year to participate in a public forum discussion regarding the increasingly conflicted relationship between citizens and state hierarchies as a result of modern financial and social upheaval.

Read more about the event, entitled “Cut Loose: On the Far Side of Post-Democracies and Post-Citizens,” on MET’s Arts Administration website.

MET Student Memorializes Holocaust Victims

May 13th, 2016 in MET News.


In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Metropolitan College student Lea Benarousse participated in a public reading of the names of victims—a moment which was captured as part of BU Today’s Close Up photo-series.

Visit BU Today for more.

Chef “Egg-splains” Lessons Learned from Julia Child at BU

May 6th, 2016 in Food & Wine, Gastronomy, MET News.


Iconic chef, author, and television personality Julia Child, who co-founded the Metropolitan College programs in both Culinary Arts and Gastronomy, inspired countless epicures to try their hand at French-style cooking. In the Boston Globe, famed Boston chef and restaurateur Gordon Hamersley (CGS’71, SED’74) recalls being recruited by Child (Hon.’76) to teach a class of BU students the proper technique in preparing the perfect French omelet, making note of her signature, high-energy mentorship techniques.

Read Hamersley’s recollection of Child, and his lesson on that perfect omelet, in the Boston Globe.