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    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 4 comments on Commencement Speaker: Embrace Your Fear of the Unknown Future

  1. Thank you Nina for your inspiring words. Be you.
    Congrats, Travis Roy. Well deserved.
    Congrats, Dr. Moniz.

    And to the class of 2016, best wishes towards all of your future endeavors. Don’t be strangers…

  2. A profound message from… a member of the Board of Trustees. She broke the “bulletproof glass ceiling”, and now she’s going through the revolving door.

    Nonetheless… congrats 2016.

  3. I enjoyed hearing from such an accomplished graduate, especially one who is so appreciative of the positive impact BU has had on both her personal and professional lives. I was particularly touched to hear of the tears she and her mother shared when Ms. Tassler was invited to speak at Commencement. Despite the great professional success she’s had, this honor was obviously particularly meaningful to her. I found her words to be very inspiring.

  4. Thank you Nina. On my way from CAS (CLA) to West Campus I would often go in to CFA ( SFA) just to hang out and observe the acting or listen the music coming from the practice rooms in the basement. As a science major (CLA77) it was nice to see a different “way of life”. Perhaps I saw you acting,or we could have been demonstrating together against something that president Silber did. It was a fun time and in many ways a simpler time.
    There were many students at BU that went on to distinguished careers at that time such as Howard Stern and Bill O’Reilly. The majority made their mark quietly.

    And thank you Travis for all you do. You are an inspiration

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