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 […]

Capstone Diaries: Racial Disparities in the Covid-19 Pandemic

Capstone Diaries is a feature where CGS sophomores share their Capstone experience week by week, from choosing an idea to completing their oral defense. This installment is by Karel Tinkler (CGS ’21, COM ’23), a student on Team W whose project focused on racial disparities in the Covid-19 pandemic in Massachusetts. Week 1: Capstone Kickoff At the […]

Capstone Diaries: Student Surveillance and Privacy

Capstone Diaries is a feature where CGS sophomores share their Capstone experience week by week, from choosing an idea to completing their oral defense. This installment is by Mehreen Kamal (CGS ’21, CGS ‘23), a student on Team T whose project focused on student surveillance and privacy in online learning. Week 1: Choosing a topic The first […]

Capstone Diaries: Inequity in College Admissions

Capstone Diaries is a feature where CGS sophomores share their Capstone experience week by week, from choosing an idea to completing their oral defense. This installment is by Sarah Eckerson (CGS ’21, COM ’23), a student on Team U whose project focused on inequity in the U.S. college admissions system. Week 1: Kickoff Capstone 2021 kicked […]

Capstone Diaries: Mass Incarceration in Massachusetts

Capstone Diaries is a feature where CGS sophomores share their Capstone experience week by week, from choosing an idea to completing their oral defense. This installment is by Meghan Bohannon (CGS ’21, COM ’23), a student on Team T whose project focused on mass incarceration in the state of Massachusetts. Week 1: Choosing and researching a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seven Questions with Alumna Chelsea Bray

Since Chelsea Bray (CGS’11, CAS’13) graduated from BU in 2013, she’s been all-in on higher education. Her time at CGS helped to foster a lifelong love for research and learning that she’s now channeling into both a Ph. D. in editorial studies and a law degree, with the ultimate goal of using the law to […]

Students present undergraduate research projects

The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning offers undergraduates an opportunity to partner with College of General Studies faculty on research projects. During the Undergraduate Research Forum on Feb. 4, seven students presented their research to Mike Gould, the donor that made that work possible. Gould said to the students, he “wants people to grow and thought this would be an opportunity to challenge yourself.”