CGS Faculty Lead a Conversation on National and Global Citizenship

On March 24, CGS faculty Chun-Yi Sum and Shawn Lynch led a conversation about national and global citizenship in the 21st century, exploring topics including the Enlightenment notion of citizenship and different understandings of citizenship in China and the United States. Watch the full discussion below.     

Cliff Albright of Black Voters Matter Delivers Stanley P. Stone Lecture

By Caroline McCord For Cliff Albright, the decision to delve into electoral activism came after he moved to Selma, Alabama, a city deeply intertwined with the civil rights movement. Selma was the location of Bloody Sunday, when police brutally beat peaceful demonstrators as they marched for voting rights in 1965.  Albright was there during the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]