• Dave McDonald

    Associate Director, Social Media Twitter Profile

    Dave McDonald is associate director of social media in BU’s Office of Public Relations, managing all University social content and strategy. He holds a bachelor's degree in public relations from Quinnipiac University. In his free time he enjoys running, concerts, and all things geeky. Profile

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There is 1 comment on Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Love for Valentine’s Day

  1. What a nice article that should not be just a Valentine’s Day message for terriers but one the university cares enough to share all year long, every week in hundreds of ways throughout departments and dorms with the help of RAs, staff and faculty.
    These are the messages that need to be heard daily at BU with so many feeling isolated and hundreds having returned home.

    When does BU reach out? Do we have to wait until someone needs a mental health appt and then count how many are using mental health services to decide whether it is an issue or not? Many have given up asking for help.
    Where is the creativity and innovation to lift the spirits of students with safe social activities inside and out? Why is the dining experience so uncomfortable for terriers even though everyone is tested?

    Why are we testing so much to only keep every student as isolated as possible except for sports teams and band members?
    Why is there so little emphasis on the well being of students when your own experts at BU School of Public Health began warning about this last summer and have not stopped? I

    Is there no one willing to challenge the Dean of Students? He has been presented with ideas and requests and passionate appeals from parents and students. The silence is deafening and the sadness in the eyes of many students behind their masks is evident to the few who are doing okay because they are older and have had time to make friends and acclimate pre-pandemic.

    Why tear down flyers about sexual assault when students did not feel heard yet? What message of safety and well-being did that send?

    Why post this on Valentine’s Day instead of doing something to make students feel appreciated?
    Why ask them to take a break from social media when that is all some have during this pandemic at BU?

    It’s not too late to make some serious changes so that BU shines in the well-being department too and terriers feel that your words meet your actions. The Well-being project and the Dean have been practically silent.
    BU has a handle on the virus. Now it’s time to care about the emotional health of our students although it should have been simultaneous. Now it’s time to show our terriers they matter through actions.

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