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“I’m better at knowing what I need”

By Sarah Knotts Rachell Paz (CGS’ 23) used her gap semester to work at a Brazilian law firm. An aspiring lawyer from the Boston area, Paz plans to study political science or business management. We spoke with her about her #My100Days highlights, why she chose CGS, and how she plans to... More

#My100Days as a Ballroom Dancer

By Jennifer Small For Fiona Brymer (CGS ‘23), the gap semester provided valuable time to pursue the hobbies she is most passionate about. Brymer, an aspiring lawyer from Massachusetts, used her gap semester to practice ballroom dancing, choreograph a musical at her high school, and win a national dance competition. We... More

Remembering Paul Farmer

When Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health and staunch advocate for global health equity, addressed the College of General Studies community in November 2015, the energy in the room was palpable. To a capacity crowd of more than 600 in the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, Farmer used the Stanley P. More

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... More

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... More

Neuroscience for All

By Meghan Bohannon When Liadan Gunter ('12, CAS’14) graduated from BU, she followed a traditional path for a science major, working as a research assistant in several different labs. But after working for a few years, she realized that being a full-time scientist wasn’t for her. After years of gaining cultural... More