Campaign Gifts Create New COM Professorship
In September, New York Times media columnist David Carr will convene his first class at the College of Communication, where he is the inaugural Andrew R. Lack Professor, a post dedicated to the exploration of new business models that might support serious journalism in the years ahead. Carr is well-suited for the position, which was created last year by gifts from Bloomberg Media Group chairman Andrew Lack (CFA’68) and from the Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation. Carr’s weekly “Media Equation” column routinely reports on the technologies and business models that are transforming journalism.
Journalism Is Still Serious, Just Different
BU Today asked Carr and Lack, whose responsibilities have included the pursuit of business models that would sustain Bloomberg Media without support from other business units, to share their thoughts about the future of journalism. Their discussion is moderated by Thomas Fiedler (COM’71), dean of COM and former executive editor of the Miami Herald. The three experts got together in early February in a newsroom at Bloomberg Media.
Watch the video and read portions of the transcript on BU Today.
Scholarship recipient scores game-winning goal
School of Education senior Marie-Philip Poulin scored two of Canada’s three goals in their Olympic victory over the U.S. on Thursday night: one with just 54.6 seconds left in regulation time, and the other during an exciting overtime.
Boston University was proudly represented on the gold-medal team, which also included three former BU women’s ice hockey stars: Jenn Wakefield (CAS’12), Catherine Ward (GSM’11), and Tara Watchorn (SAR’12). All four players were instrumental in Canada’s undefeated run in Sochi.
Poulin is not only a star hockey play, but also an exemplary student-athlete. She received the Jill and Clifford Viner Family Scholarship—funded by BU parents Jill Viner and Clifford Viner—two seasons in a row. This is the second gold medal for Poulin, who scored both goals in Canada’s 2010 Olympic win over the U.S.
Ward joins Poulin in winning her second gold medal, while Wakefield and Watchorn became first-time gold medalists.
BU has one more representative remaining in Sochi, as former men’s hockey captain and All-American Kevin Shattenkirk (CAS’11) will skate for Team USA in the semifinals against Canada today at 12 p.m. ET.
Since the Celebration of BU last fall, Boston University has hosted campaign kickoffs across the country and around the world. These events have featured wonderful alumni, faculty, and student guests, as well as several videos that highlight our great history, our ongoing commitments to research and service, and our promise.
We wanted to share those videos with you, now, and encourage you to share them, too. BU has much to be proud of, and these videos capture where we came from and where we are headed, as well as some of the best examples of how our Terriers choose to be great.
- Choose to be Great montage
- Our Beginnings: Isaac Rich & the Founding of BU
- Service: Student Food Rescue
- Practicality & Vision: A story of two BU alums
- Pursuing the Elusive: Amyloidosis Research & CERN
- Dreams: Howard Thurman & Martin Luther King, Jr.
- President Brown on The Campaign for BU
- On the Move