The Science of Sabermetrics

By Gabrielle Drillis This summer, CGS Master Lecturer of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Leonard “Andy” Andres, and student E.J Wong (’21, CDS ‘23) showcased months of collaborative research at the Society for American Baseball Research’s annual conference in Baltimore, MD. Their project was driven by the desire to determine if there is a way to […]

Meet Your CGS Student Government

This spring, the College of General Studies Class of 2025 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. Matthew Eadie, President Why did you apply for your specific position? […]

A Look at Undergraduate Research: Women Writers in the Late Victorian Era

By Ella Nasca Before coming to campus for the first time in the fall of 2021, Fangqi (Doris) Luo (’22, CAS’24) excitedly looked through the CGS website to get a sense of what in-person studies would be like. Luo stumbled upon a section about the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning (CITL) and quickly became […]

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 […]

“I’m better at knowing what I need”

By Sarah Knotts Rachell Paz (CGS’ 23) used her gap semester to work at a Brazilian law firm. An aspiring lawyer from the Boston area, Paz plans to study political science or business management. We spoke with her about her #My100Days highlights, why she chose CGS, and how she plans to hold onto her Brazilian […]

#My100Days as a Ballroom Dancer

By Jennifer Small For Fiona Brymer (CGS ‘23), the gap semester provided valuable time to pursue the hobbies she is most passionate about. Brymer, an aspiring lawyer from Massachusetts, used her gap semester to practice ballroom dancing, choreograph a musical at her high school, and win a national dance competition. We spoke with Brymer about […]

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 […]

#My100Days Supporting Afghan Refugees

By Meghan Bohannon When Nathan Duong (CGS ‘23) first chose the CGS Boston-London program, he planned to work on a political campaign during his gap semester before embarking on an International Relations major. But the fall of Kabul, Afghanistan in August changed the course of his gap semester. Duong, whose family is from Vietnam, felt […]

#My100Days developing my art portfolio

Julia Brown (CGS ‘23), a student from England who plans to study Biomedical Engineering, used her gap semester to develop an online art presence, hone her digital art skills, and curate a portfolio through her Instagram account @juliartsdigital. We caught up with Julia to discuss how she grew as an artist throughout her #My100Days experience. […]

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, […]