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 […]

Meet Your CGS Student Government

This spring, the College of General Studies Class of 2024 elected new officers to represent them 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. Shannon McKean, President Why did you apply for your specific position? […]

Senior Spotlight 2021

To celebrate the Class of 2021, we asked graduates who attended CGS to share their memories, proudest accomplishments, and plans for the future. Congratulations Class of 2021! Amanda Fay, CGS and CAS, Psychology Major What student organizations have you been involved in? BU Women’s Soccer What do you have planned for the future? Recently accepted […]

A Look at Undergraduate Research: Boston’s Last Surviving Salt Marsh

By Meghan Bohannon Several hundred years ago, when colonists ventured into the Boston area, they came across land sprawling with wetlands, mudflats, and salt marshes. Since then, much of the area has been filled in with landfill to build the city we know today. But though the urban landscape of Boston has changed dramatically over […]

Q&A: CGS’s new minor in Interdisciplinary Studies

This spring, the College of General Studies announced its first minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. The program is open to all BU students, whether they’re CGS students who want to expand the problem-solving skills they’ve developed in their freshmen and sophomore years, or undergraduates from any other school at BU looking to build a foundation in […]

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 […]

2020 Capstone Award Winners

In a spring marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the historic decision to switch to remote classes, CGS students persevered in completing the Capstone project, the 50-page essay and oral defense that marks the end of sophomore year. Students tackled Capstone virtually, meeting with teams dispersed across the globe and presenting their oral defenses via […]

CGS Students Launch The Politica

As classes shifted to a remote format last spring amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the historic 2020 election season loomed, two CGS students used their time in quarantine to create a new student organization. Ferren Winarto (CGS’21, CAS’23) and Laila Inan (CGS’21, QST’23 & CAS’23) launched The Politica, a non-partisan academic global affairs club that […]

CGS Lecturers Discuss Elections in the U.S. and Abroad

As early voting ramped up across the U.S. during a historic election season, the CGS Division of Social Sciences came together in collaboration with BU Votes, CGS World Affairs Forum, and Better Elections Now to examine voting mechanics in the U.S. versus Europe and urge young voters to make their voices heard by voting. The […]

Kooks and Degenerates on Ice

Tom Whalen, a CGS Associate Professor of Social Science, addressed an audience of 17 with his lecture, Kooks and Degenerates on Ice: Bobby Orr, the Big Bad Bruins, and the Stanley Cup Championship That Transformed Hockey, during BU’s Family and Friends Weekend on Oct. 17. Whalen’s lecture delved into the history of the 1970 Bruins […]