Message from the President
We expect our students to work hard and to make their education the primary focus during their undergraduate years, exploring a broad range of topics across the liberal arts and sciences and in areas of professional interests. Your sons and daughters are among the most highly qualified students in the United States and around the world, and you should be proud of their accomplishments. But there is more to life than just hard work. Arts, athletics, community service, and building friendships are all important parts of life. We push our students to develop fully into well-rounded young adults, and for this they need to pursue interests outside the classroom, and on occasion even just relax and have fun.
This issue of Boston University’s Parent magazine looks at a few of the activities available to our students, and we also offer a look into a year in the life of our Dean of Students, Kenn Elmore. If you attended a summer orientation or the parents’ convocation, you have enjoyed the opportunity to see Dean Elmore in action. His energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to our students is unparalleled, and we are grateful for the warmth and compassion he shows to every member of our community, and for the example he sets for staff, and students, across the entire University.
I hope your students are enjoying a productive and rewarding year in their classrooms, laboratories, and studios, and through the cocurricular activities that can enrich their time at Boston University.
With best wishes,
Robert A. Brown
President, Boston University