• Louise Kennedy

    Louise Kennedy is BU Development & Alumni Relations associate director for editorial and new media content. She can be reached at lkenne@bu.edu. Profile

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There are 5 comments on Giving Day 2024: BU Celebrates 10 Years of Giving Back

  1. As a longtime faculty member and parent of two BU alumni, I am grateful for the fundraising efforts of our Giving Day team. But right now our graduate workers are on strike. It is not “business as usual” for them or any of us. When you make your donation to BU, please consider also giving to our smart, hard-working, impressive graduate students who are joining together to make it possible to live in Boston while they pursue their studies and teach our undergraduates: https://givebutter.com/bugwufund . Please consider writing to the administration to ask them to negotiate a viable contract with the BU Graduate Workers Union.

  2. Thanks for your comment Professor Klepper! . Like you, I’ve been on the faculty at BU for many years and I’ve always been enormously impressed with the incredible work our grad students do in teaching and research. I was shocked to learn how low their compensation is, especially compared to other Boston area schools and given how expensive Boston is. Please give to the strike fund mentioned above: https://givebutter.com/bugwufund

  3. As a professor in BU’s Pardee School of Global Studies, I would say the best donation you can give this Giving Day is to the BU Grad Workers Union strike fund. Grad workers make the university run and making sure they are provided a living wage is an ideal contribution to ensure BU remains the vibrant and wonderful place for learning, teaching and research it is. Link with more info about the ongoing labor action here: https://givebutter.com/bugwufund

  4. Alumnus

    We make BU a priority for giving. One thing that alumni have on their minds however is the bloated staffing in the President and Provost offices and the high salaries. The extremely high pay is not transparent for the dozens and dozens of VPs.

    Tuition is also extremely high. The school is fantastic but increasingly out of reach to students.

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