Working Toward a Zero Waste Future

By Meghan Bohannon  What if businesses partnered together to turn their waste into reusable resources, rather than letting that waste go to landfills? With the help of the First Year Innovation Fellowship at Innovate@BU, Rachel Koh (CGS ’22, Questrom ‘24) is working on turning this idea, her brain child, into a fully operating project. The […]

A Look at Undergraduate Research: Covid-19’s Impact on the Airline Industry

By Julia Allard Since its outbreak, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit many industries hard, but few were more negatively impacted than air travel. Due to travel restrictions and widespread anxiety among consumers, many airlines struggled to fill seats during the first several months of the pandemic.  Intrigued by the effects of the pandemic in this […]

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: Brexit’s Toll on the United Kingdom

By Grace Chen When Megan Lau (CGS ’21) traveled to London during her gap semester, the trip sparked an interest in the impact Brexit left on the United Kingdom. With the help of the CGS Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning (CITL)’s undergraduate research program, Lau was able to translate that interest into a 20-page […]

Seven Questions with Alum Noah Caust

An avid leader, learner, and 2006 Capstone Award winner, Noah Caust’s (CGS’06, SHA’08) time at CGS helped him discover the true strength of his interpersonal skills. With a passion rooted in finance, his journey has taken him from a Student Ambassador to a Manager in Sales. We spoke to Noah about how his life has […]

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 […]

Seven Questions with Alumna Lauren Weinberger

Since graduating from BU in 2017, Lauren Weinberger (CGS ‘15, COM ‘17) has launched a successful career in advertising. Before graduation, she was a CGS Dean’s Host, a member of the Hillel student board, and an active student in COM organizations. We spoke with Lauren about her CGS foundation, how she found her career path, […]

#My100Days interning for a professional soccer team

A CGS student planning on majoring in computer science, Daniel Cohen spent his gap semester getting experience in analytics by interning for the Hartford Athletics soccer team and getting a head start on his credits by taking a Calculus class. We spoke with Daniel about how his #My100Days internship prepared him to start his college […]

#My100Days Running a Nonprofit

Sarina Zaparde (CGS’22) used her gap semester to work on her non-profit, Dress to Learn, while also working at two internships. We spoke with Sarina about her #My100Days experience, why she chose CGS, and why she’s committed herself to giving back. Why did you choose CGS?  I chose CGS because it was a great opportunity […]