#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, […]

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, QST ‘24) is working on turning this idea, her brain child, into a fully operating project. The […]

2021 Capstone Award Winners

As hybrid learning continued in Spring 2021, CGS students maintained an impressive work ethic as they engaged in the Capstone project, the 50-page essay and oral defense that marks the end of sophomore year. With students scattered across the globe, the Capstone groups created thoughtful and well-synthesized strategies, proposals, and debates on topics such as […]

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 […]

Ask An Advisor: #My100Days Edition

Taking on a gap semester can be a lot to manage in a normal year. But with the challenges 2021 has brought, you may be wondering where to even start in planning your #My100Days experience. Luckily, your advisors are here to help. We asked the CGS Academic Advising Team for their top pieces of advice […]

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 […]

Ten Unique Ways to Spend Your Gap Semester

Your gap semester is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something that’s important to you – whether that’s an internship in the field you want to pursue, a trip you’ve always wanted to take, or a life-changing volunteer opportunity. But sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to spend it. We asked our academic […]

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 […]