Collegian Summer 2021

Summer 2021

Feature Stories

King of Content

Matador Content’s Mark DiCristofaro on his path to film production and his work on Apple TV+’s Billie Eilish documentary

Studying the Survival of Democracy

Global Impact Research Fund supports faculty projects to create a better future


The Fight Against a Rare Cancer

Alexander S. Wesley started a foundation to take on an aggressive cancer that typically strikes young Black men


NWHL’s Anya Packer Leads Change

Former hockey star’s efforts to boost salary cap earn her spot on Forbes 30 Under 30 list


CGS News Briefs

CGS Offers First Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies

New program, open to all BU students, focuses on collaborative real-world problem solving

The Boston University Archaeology class does a walking tour of the Black Heritage Trail on Beacon Hill. Photo by: Vernon Doucette

Students Get New Study Abroad Experience—at Home

Boston-New England program captures immersion and intensity of overseas study


Alumni Updates: Check Out the Latest Class Notes

From marriages to births to publishing novels… See what’s happening in the lives of CGS alums


From Our Community

Mothers Still Do Most of the Childcare, CGS Researcher Finds

From BU Today

Lynn O’Brien Hallstein studies “the headwinds of traditional gender”


Meet the BU Students and Alums Combating Negativity on Social Media

From BU Today

Ferren Winarto (CGS’21) is trying to make platforms like Instagram less toxic


Manned Missions. Conquering Space. The Problem with Space Lingo

From BU Today

CGS’ Joelle Renstrom says space exploration language is colonialist, and needs to change


Latest CGS News

News & Announcements

Upcoming Alumni Events

Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony

September 30, 2021 | 5–6 pm EST 

During BU’s annual Alumni Weekend, CGS will present its Distinguished Alumni Award alongside awards honoring faculty for excellence in teaching and service to the CGS community.

CGS Alumni Town Hall

November 3, 2021 | 7 pm EST | Registration information to come

Join Dean Natalie McKnight for a town hall question and answer session on the state of the College of General Studies. Open to all members of the CGS alumni community.

Boston University Alumni Weekend 2021

September 29–October 3, 2021 | More details to come

Reminisce about the best of times, and see all that is new at BU at our annual Alumni Weekend. More details coming soon.