Category: Student News

Graduate student, Lilly Havstad, publishes article addressing racial and class dimensions in the colonial capital of Mozambique

Lilly Havstad recently wrote an article titled “Multiracial Women and the African Press in Post-World War II Lourenço Marques, Mozambique” which has been published in the Special Conference Issue of the South African Historical Journal (Vol. 68, issue 3) available online and in print. Lilly is currently studying history and recently went abroad to the South African […]

Bostonia: Machozi’s Calling (please support the scholarship effort)

Machozi’s Calling The priest’s return to the people of eastern Congo surprised few of his friends. His murder surprised no one. By Art Jahnke Here was one thing about Father Vincent Machozi that worried his religious sueriors in the Brighton, Mass., house of the Augustinians of the Assumption. Machozi, a contemplative priest from the Democratic Republic of […]

Two SPH Students Win Graduate FLAS Awards

By Michelle Samuels “My heart was left in Senegal,” says Faith Umoh. After two years there with the Peace Corps, she returned to the US last spring to pursue an MPH at the School of Public Health—and discovered a way to stay connected to Senegal and Wolof, its main language, at the same time. Foreign Language […]

Fr. Vincent Machozi (STH ’15), Catholic Priest and Human Rights Activist, Murdered in Kivu Province, DRC

Fr. Vincent Machozi (STH’15), a Catholic priest of the religious order Augustinians of the Assumption (Assumptionists), who for several years documented human rights abuses in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was murdered Sunday night by armed gunmen, shortly after he posted an online article denouncing the involvement of the Congolese and Rwandan presidents in the […]

Into Africa – Three BU Grad Students & Their Research

For many decades, Boston University’s African Studies Center (ASC) has produced top scholars in the field. Now part of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, the ASC trains students in multiple African languages and academic disciplines. In the last two years, eleven BU doctoral students have conducted field research in Africa through the ASC, with eight of them […]

Jillian Jaeger, FLAS Awardee named Inaugural Newman Award Winner

As the inaugural Newman Fellow, Jaeger will delve into patterns of voting in US mayoral races to determine which factors attract voters to minority and immigrant candidates. Her interest in the subject grew out of her studies of partisanship, political behavior, and incorporation of minorities and immigrants in the United States and Western Europe. “I […]

Alumni Spotlight: Zach Crawford in Benin

The Peace Corps today announced its 2015 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country. This year, Boston University ranked No. 24 among large schools, with 30 alumni currently volunteering worldwide. BU alumni are currently serving in Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Macedonia, Madagascar, […]