Collegian Summer 2022

Summer 2022

Feature Stories

Head of City Fresh Foods Nurtures People, Elevates Profits

CEO Sheldon Lloyd (’84, Questrom’86) works to build wealth among staff while feeding the community

CGS Alum Launches Mental Health Platform with Selena Gomez

Daniella Pierson (’15, Questrom’17) says her own mental health journey inspired her to start Wondermind


The Battle for Reproductive Rights

Following the Supreme Court decision on abortion, Shwetika Baijal (’07, UNI’09) is organizing a national response for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund


Alumni Share Fond Memories on CGS’ 70th Anniversary

Reflections on inspiring faculty, fulfilling projects, and finding love in the CGS halls


CGS News Briefs

New Minor Lets Students Pursue Diverse Passions

First graduates with a minor in interdisciplinary studies made a podcast on critical race theory, examined the role of color in ads


CGS Expands Undergraduate Research Program

Research on antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Boston’s waterways is one of more than 50 undergraduate projects funded each year


Alumni Updates: Check Out the Latest Class Notes

From advanced degrees to book launches to retirements… See what’s happening in the lives of CGS alums


From Our Community

Lucasfilm’s Janet Lewin Talks Technology

From Bostonia

Film and television exec discusses Star Wars and how special effects help to create new stories in a galaxy far, far away


BU Scholars Honored with University Teaching Awards

From BU Today

CGS Master Lecturer in Rhetoric Kathleen Vandenberg wins Gitner Family Award for innovation in teaching with technology


BU Women’s Soccer Taps Casey Brown as Head Coach

From BU Today

The CGS and COM alum takes over from Nancy Feldman, who helmed the program for 27 years


Latest CGS News

News & Announcements

Upcoming Alumni Events

CGS Cocktail Reception in Washington, D.C.

September 15, 2022, 6–9 pm | Lola’s Barracks Bar & Grill, 711 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C., 20003

Join Washington D.C., area CGS alumni for an evening of good conversation, cocktails, and a school update from Dean Natalie McKnight. This reception will set the stage for continued festivities in Boston as we celebrate CGS’ 70th Anniversary later this fall.

Registration link will be posted here when it becomes available.

CGS Alumni Awards and 70th Anniversary Celebration

September 29, 2022, 4–6 pm | Katzenberg Center, College of General Studies

CGS will be celebrating its 70th anniversary at BU’s Alumni Weekend 2022. The event will also feature CGS’ annual faculty and alumni awards ceremony, where lawyer Mitchell Garabedian (’71, CAS’73) will be honored.

Please register for the event here.

Poetry Reading Series

October 13, 2022, 6 pm | Katzenberg Center, College of General Studies

Join the Poetry Reading Series for a reading and literary journal launch featuring poets Carolyn Forche and David Rivard and cultural critic Houman Harouni. This event is cosponsored by Arrowsmith Press and the BU Center for the Humanities.

More details are available here.