Becoming with Dr. Nwando Achebe

By Dean Natalie McKnight On February 8, 2024, Dr. Nwando Achebe presented a lecture entitled “Becoming: Africanist, Oral, and Gender Historian” in the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium at the College of General Studies as part of the Stanley P. Stone Distinguished Lecture series, endowed in 1990 by alumnus Stanley P. Stone. Dr. Achebe is the Jack […]

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 […]

The Intersection of Physics and Philosophy

“So originally, there was this idea of, oh, well, maybe the physical world behaves strangely; that things that are distant from each other can still have kind of a special connection.” – Gregg Jaeger This idea, which has its roots in work done at Boston University, was recognized on an international scale last year when […]

2023 Capstone Award Winners

On October 20, the Boston University College of General Studies celebrated the outstanding students who received awards for the Capstone projects they completed last May. The Capstone project is a 50-page research paper that CGS students complete in their sophomore year. Students draw on two years of interdisciplinary studies, working together as a team to synthesize […]

Meet Your CGS Student Government

This spring, the College of General Studies Class of 2026 elected new officers to represent their peers in the CGS Student Government Association for the upcoming year. We caught up with your representatives to talk about their CGS experiences and their plans for sophomore year. Kate Dougherty, President Why did you apply for your specific […]

Senior Spotlight 2023

To celebrate the Class of 2023, we asked graduates who attended CGS to share their memories, proudest accomplishments, and plans for the future. Congratulations Class of 2023! Iris Fitzsimmons Christensen, CGS and CAS, Spanish and International Relations Major What student organizations have you been involved in? Delta Phi Epsilon, Migration Tales, UROP, Global House What […]

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 […]

Climate justice advocate Jacqueline Patterson delivers annual Stanley Stone Lecture

By Liruoheng (Wendy) Zhang Climate justice advocate and Boston University alumna Jacqueline Patterson (Wheelock’90) discussed how marginalized communities are disproportionately harmed by environmental issues at the annual Stanley P. Stone Distinguished Lecture, hosted virtually by the College of General Studies on March 21. “There is so much for us to live on if we live […]

The CGS Sophomore-Year Experience

By Gabrielle Drillis College is a time of limitless opportunity – but for many students, it can be daunting to figure out how to make the most out of their four years on campus. How can students plan their class schedules to fulfill their major and BU Hub requirements? What career development resources does Boston […]

Roosevelt Montás discusses importance of liberal education

By Sarah Datta Roosevelt Montás didn’t always want a liberal education. Now, as a senior lecturer in American Studies and English at Columbia University, as well as author of Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation, he’s a passionate proponent of how an education grounded […]