• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Photo: Headshot of Rich Barlow, an older white man with dark grey hair and wearing a grey shirt and grey-blue blazer, smiles and poses in front of a dark grey backdrop.

    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 2 comments on CAS Writing Program Offers New Social Justice Emphasis

  1. How sad that Boston University, my alma mater, has lost its way.

    Martin Luther King Jr. hoped that his “children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Apparently BU’s hiring criterion is now the very thing that Dr. King decried.

    And has BU also jettisoned its mission of educating — rather than indoctrinating — students? Call me old-fashioned, but a writing course’s goal should be to teach students to write well, not to assure that they remain loyal “social justice” warriors. I guess when you have a “captive audience” (i.e., students who have no choice), you take advantage.

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