Category: Alumni News

Reflections from (and about) CFA Class of 2020

  This week is about you and celebrating your achievements and collective milestone as BU College of Fine Arts Class of 2020! It’s a moment to mark the excitement and emotion that come when a group of bright, talented individuals complete their studies and degrees. You are an amazing class of artists, leaders, teachers, advocates, […]

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BU Today feature: First-Ever Online Senior Breakfast a Celebratory Affair

This article was originally published in BU Today on May 1, 2020. By Amy Laskowski The annual Senior Breakfast was held as usual this year, but with an unusual twist—the Class of 2020 celebrated it over Zoom Friday morning, with celebrity guests, annual traditions, and the news that while the date for Commencement cannot yet […]

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BU Today feature: CFA Alum Opens Board Game Café in Mission Hill

This article was originally published in BU Today on February 5, 2020. By Amy Laskowski. Studies show millennials are feeling increasingly lonely and isolated, and there’s speculation that social media and technology are partially to blame. So Nicholas Chen decided to do something that would bring young people together. This past December, Chen (CFA’17) opened board […]

Categories: Alumni News, Theatre

BU Today feature: BU Alums Make Latest Forbes “30 Under 30” List

This article was originally published in Bostonia on January 30, 2020. By Amy Laskowski In 2014, artist Amber Vittoria had a high-profile job at an advertising agency in New York City, working with Fortune 500 companies in the realms of luxury, fashion, and food and beverage. Burnt out by the long hours, she took a new […]

Categories: Alumni News, Visual Arts

Boston University Alum Captures Honest and Unscripted Moments

     CFA alum Brooke Karzen (CFA’84) says that learning in a creative environment and being open to opportunities helped propel her career in Hollywood. As the Executive Vice President & Head of Warner Horizon Unscripted Television, Karzen has grown the company’s series slate from its initial series: “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “America’s […]

Categories: Alumni News, Theatre

BU Today feature: Bringing a Whale of a Show to Life

This article originally appeared in BU Today on December 12, 2019. By John O’Rourke.  Chelsea Kerl has designed costumes for nearly every theater company in the Boston area since graduating from the College of Fine Arts five years ago: Gloucester Stage (A Measure of Normalcy), New Repertory Theatre (The Little Prince), the Huntington Theatre Company (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), […]

Categories: Alumni News, Theatre

Bostonia feature: BU Alum, Producer of Frozen and Frozen II, Calls Reaction to Franchise “Amazing” and “Humbling”

This article was originally published in Bostonia, BU’s alumni magazine, on November 20, 2019. By Amy Laskowski. I’m a BU Today writer and the mom of a three-year-old. My daughter was Elsa for Halloween, we listen to “Let It Go” 238 times a week—a conservative estimate—and just this morning she had a waffle stamped with Elsa’s face. Does […]

Categories: Alumni News, Theatre

BU Today feature: Actor Geena Davis to Receive Honorary Oscar Sunday Night

In 2004, actor Geena Davis started a nonprofit to combat the deep gender inequality she was seeing in children’s films. Up until then, she got a cold response from people in the industry whenever she brought it up. “Nobody believed what I was saying,” says Davis (CFA’79, Hon.’99). “People were completely blind to the problem.” […]

Categories: Alumni News, Theatre

BU Today feature: State of the Arts

This article was originally published on September 19, 2019 in Bostonia. By Megan Woolhouse. Last spring, Academy Award–winning actor Julianne Moore (CFA’83) sat down with a handful of acting students in the lobby of the Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre for a conversation about the craft. In 2018, playwright Martyna Majok, fresh off a Pulitzer win for Cost of […]

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