CGS Celebrates 70th Anniversary

For 70 years, the College of General Studies has been a home to students within Boston University, instilling the value of exemplary interdisciplinary education, providing the backdrop for lifelong friendships to be built, and preparing its students for the challenges of real world problem solving. On Sept. 29, CGS alumni, students, faculty and staff gathered […]

Senior Spotlight 2022

To celebrate the Class of 2022, we asked graduates who attended CGS to share their memories, proudest accomplishments, and plans for the future. Congratulations Class of 2022! Kaitlyn Kelley, CGS and SAR, Health Science Major What student organizations have you been involved in? Alpha Phi, Sargent Peer Mentors What have you done in your time […]

Seven Questions with Journalist Rickie Houston

By Jennifer Small Rickie Houston (CGS ‘17, COM ‘19) is a wealth-building reporter for Business Insider tasked with covering brokerage products, cryptocurrency, and more. Houston’s love for writing grew at CGS, where he tutored at the CGS Writing Center, wrote for The Daily Free Press, and attended rhetoric classes that he says were “transformative.” We […]

Neuroscience for All

By Meghan Bohannon When Liadan Gunter (’12, CAS’14) graduated from BU, she followed a traditional path for a science major, working as a research assistant in several different labs. But after working for a few years, she realized that being a full-time scientist wasn’t for her. After years of gaining cultural experiences and realizing she […]

2021 Faculty and Alumni Awards

During Alumni Weekend, the College of General Studies honored this year’s faculty and alumni award recipients in a virtual ceremony. Dean Natalie McKnight presented the following awards: The Outstanding Service Award, which recognizes service to the college above and beyond the call of duty was awarded to John Regan The Peyton Richter Award, which honors […]

Seven Questions with Alum Noah Caust

An avid leader, learner, and 2006 Capstone Award winner, Noah Caust’s (CGS’06, SHA’08) time at CGS helped him discover the true strength of his interpersonal skills. With a passion rooted in finance, his journey has taken him from a Student Ambassador to a Manager in Sales. We spoke to Noah about how his life has […]

Seven Questions with Alumna Lauren Weinberger

Since graduating from BU in 2017, Lauren Weinberger (CGS ‘15, COM ‘17) has launched a successful career in advertising. Before graduation, she was a CGS Dean’s Host, a member of the Hillel student board, and an active student in COM organizations. We spoke with Lauren about her CGS foundation, how she found her career path, […]

Unprecedented Times: Tom Whalen on the Fierce Urgency of the 2020 Election

With the news that President Donald J. Trump had just tested positive for Covid-19 having just broken earlier in the day, CGS Associate Professor of Social Sciences Thomas Whalen predicted that based on historical precedent, former Vice President Joe Biden would be elected President this November, while admitting that this election year is anything but […]

Seven Questions with Alumna Lola Adeosun

Lola Adeosun (CGS’16, CAS’18) majored in English, was a CGS Dean’s Host, and interned with the state of Massachusetts. Now, she’s bringing her passion for education to a career at a nonprofit supporting school funding in Washington, D.C. We caught up with Lola to talk about her career, her aspirations, and how CGS helped her […]

Seven Questions with Alumna Elizabeth Agneta

Elizabeth Agneta (CGS’13 & CAS’15) used the College of General Studies as a foundation to launch a career in medicine. We caught up with Elizabeth in her third year of medical school to talk about what her time at CGS meant to her and how it has shaped her life. What have you been doing […]