From CGS Student to Published Author

By Gabrielle Drillis When Marcus Wachira (‘22, ENG ‘24) started his gap semester as a first-year CGS student, he couldn’t have predicted that just three years later he’d be a published author. Wachira is a senior studying mechanical engineering with a passion for creative writing. During his time at BU, he has earned the title […]

CGS student wins photography award

By Chelsea Feinstein Ziyu (Julian) Zhu (’23, COM’25) won Best in Show at the Boston Press Photographers Association’s 2022 College Contest earlier this month. His award-winning photograph, taken at the global climate strike march in Boston on March 3, depicts a young girl marching amid a group of protesters. Zhu was on assignment for China […]

Savoring the CGS Experience

By Meghan Bohannon Since the first day of his college experience, Diran Shahrik (‘21 QST’23) has embarked on a journey to pursue two very different interests. As he began his first semester at BU, Shahrik launched a startup with the Build Lab and produced a short film when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. For both projects, […]

Author Emily Bernard speaks at annual Stanley Stone lecture

Award-winning author and teacher Emily Bernard discussed the importance of teaching race, as well as the experiences that led her to write Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine for the College of General Studies’ annual Stanley Stone Distinguished Lecture. The lecture was held virtually on March 11 […]

Princeton prof. addresses self-expression through the essay

“If you don’t have it figured out, the essay will help you,” Christy Wampole, an associate professor of French Literature and Thought at Princeton University, told students during her Self-Edification Through the Essay lecture on Jan. 30. Wampole spoke to a crowd of first-year College of General Studies about the essay as a form of self-discovery and self-expression.

Paper Lanterns Documentary Tells Story of WWII POWs

Tens of thousands of people were killed in Japan after the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. Few people know that 12 American POWs were among those killed. Max Esposito (CGS’08, COM’10) has codirected a documentary, Paper Lanterns, about what it took to bring their story to light.

Alum Melds Philosophy with Science Fiction in The Measurements of Decay

When K.K. Edin (CGS’13, CAS’16, GRS’16) was a 20 year-old undergraduate at Boston University, he was working through the ideas in Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy. As he wrestled with the political and the social implications of Descartes’ work, Edin began writing the novel that would become The Measurements of Decay.

The Chimaerid Publishes 2017 Edition of Literary Magazine

The Chimaerid (the CGS literary and arts magazine) has published its 2017 edition with art, poetry, and prose by College of General Studies students. The Chimaerid (K-EYE-MI-RID) showcases the many artistic talents of CGS students, including poetry, photography, artwork, and more. Published each spring, the magazine is titled after a group of fish known as the chimaeridae, which are named after […]

The Chimaerid Publishes 2016 Edition of Literary and Arts Magazine

              The Chimaerid (the CGS literary and arts magazine) has published its 2016 edition with art, poetry, and pose by College of General Studies students. The Chimaerid (K-EYE-MI-RID) showcases the many artistic talents of CGS students, including poetry, photography, artwork, and more. Published each spring, the magazine is titled after a group of fish […]