• Andrew Thurston

    Editor, The Brink Twitter Profile

    Photo of Andrew Thurston, a white man with black glasses. He smiles and wears a maroon polo shirt.

    Andrew Thurston is originally from England, but has grown to appreciate the serial comma and the Red Sox, while keeping his accent (mostly) and love of West Ham United. He joined BU in 2007, and is the editor of the University’s research news site, The Brink; he was formerly director of alumni publications. Before joining BU, he edited consumer and business magazines, including for corporations, nonprofits, and the UK government. His work has won awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the In-House Agency Forum, Folio:, and the British Association of Communicators in Business. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in English and related literature from the University of York. Profile

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There are 2 comments on New BU Center for Brain Recovery Aims to Advance Treatments for Stroke, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s

  1. I find this article funny because not so long ago I was a BU employee who suffered a severe stroke-like injury to my brain which left me permanently disabled on my left side, and one of the most stressful parts of that experience was trying to manage my medical leave and return to work with BU. I was peddled off to a third party company to manage my medical leave, who often failed to communicate with my doctors and therefore caused me to go unpaid for weeks. When I tried to return to work I was ignored by HR and the EOO.

    BU in this article tries to make themselves look like they care about people who suffer these injuries, but won’t take the steps to even help their own employees and students. Despite my boss and department head advocating for me, my return to work took months (unpaid BTW) because of HR and the EOO. They do not care, they treated me like a burden. I was 23 and had recently graduated from BU undergrad 2 years prior. This was in 2021. BU doesn’t break barriers, they were my barrier.

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