Category: Robert Brown

BU launches internship program with nonprofits

September 18th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Feature, Newsmakers, President, Robert Brown 0 comments

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Robert Brown, President, Boston University

Boston University, backed by a $10 million endowment from the Yawkey Foundations, is launching a paid internship program that will provide jobs for students at local nonprofits…

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“It’s really a farsighted investment by the Yawkey Foundation that will reap wonderful benefits for students and for the not-for-profit community.”

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Boston University Awards Full-Tuition Medeiros Scholarships to 12 Archdiocesan High School Graduates

June 4th, 2014 in 2014, News Releases, Robert Brown, Uncategorized 0 comments

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(Boston) — Boston University (BU) awarded twelve students among the graduating seniors of the parochial high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston four-year, full-tuition scholarships through the Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship Program at a May 20 ceremony at BU’s George Sherman Union.

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley and University President Robert Brown presented the students with their scholarships, cumulatively valued at over $2.2 million. Medeiros Scholars are chosen for their academic achievements, demonstrated leadership skills and contributions to their schools and communities. The scholars were selected by a two-person committee composed of representatives from BU Admissions and the Archdiocese of Boston.

By the time these students graduate, the University will have enrolled a total of 396 scholars, representing a contribution of over $44 million from Boston University to the greater Boston area and the students of the Archdiocese.

The Medeiros Scholars are:*

  • Carli F. DiMeo, St. Mary’s Jr-Sr High School
  • Grace M. Ferri, Austin Preparatory School
  • Eric D. Loehle, Bishop Fenwick High School
  • Richard J. McAllister, Archbishop Williams High School
  • Mary K. McCarthy, Academy of Notre Dame
  • Nicholas T. Neville, Archbishop Williams High School
  • Collette A. O’Connor, Fontbonne Academy
  • Sheila M. Orechia, Ursuline Academy
  • Rebekah Paxton, Academy of Notre Dame
  • David G. Souza, Saint John’s Preparatory School
  • Michael A. Tomaino, Catholic Memorial High School
  • Kimberly M. Tran, Pope John XXIII Central High School

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research.  With more than 33,000 students, it is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States.  BU consists of 16 schools and colleges, along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes integral to the University’s research and teaching mission.  In 2012, BU joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada.

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Patrick, Menino, other leaders reflect on lessons learned from Boston Marathon bombing

March 24th, 2014 in 2014, Initiative on Cities, Newsmakers, President, Robert Brown, Tom Menino 0 comments

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Tom Menino, Initiative on Cities

Boston University’s “Initiative on Cities” conference is taking an in-depth look at the Boston Marathon bombing, providing other cities with useful crisis management information…

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Colleges grapple with merit-based aid

May 28th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, BU in the News, Feature, Newsmakers, Robert Brown 0 comments

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Three high school classmates apply to Boston University, one at the top of the class, one an average student, and one below-average. Because it’s a great high school, all three win admission…

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Keeping America’s Research Engine Running Requires Strong Federal Investment

May 8th, 2013 in 2013, BU in the News, Feature, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Robert Brown 0 comments

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Co-written by Robert Brown

When it comes to putting our economy on a path toward expansion and growth, and ensuring America’s global competitiveness, one of the smartest things we can do is continue to invest in the research that makes discovery and innovation possible…

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Big changes on the way at Boston University

March 31st, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, BU in the News, Feature, Newsmakers, President, Robert Brown 0 comments

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Boston University was invited to join the Association of American Universities, an elite club that includes Harvard and Yale, and applications surged 20 percent last fall. But it has also endured a hockey scandal, fatal accidents among its students, and a campus crime spree. BU president Robert Brown spoke to Globe reporter Michael B. Farrell about the issues at the school, some of its latest endeavors, and a fund-raising campaign that has taken him around the world…

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