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 […]

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 […]

Student graduates with Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies

By Chelsea Feinstein Dylan Chow (’21, CAS’23) became the third student to graduate with the College of General Studies’ Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies this spring. The minor, introduced in spring 2021, focuses on the intersection of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and the way that thinking across these disciplines can help to solve […]

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 […]

“The strong sense of community at CGS is unique”

Growing up, Andrew Ippolito (CGS ‘15) spent most of his time drawing. He was sketching any chance he had – especially in the Blues Clues notebook he carried around with him everyday at school. As a kid, he was enrolled in drawing lessons, and he then built upon those skills through introductory and advanced art […]

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 […]