2015 News

Sunday, June 12

Commencement speeches: celelebrity words to live by

A roundup of idiosyncratic words of wisdom from celebrities ranging from Jack Black to Jimmy Buffett.
The Toronto Star

Monday, June 1

Is That You?

Find yourself and your friends in the 2015 Commencement crowd
BU Today

Sunday, May 31

The 10 most memorable celebrity commencement speeches of 2015

The speakers had plenty of inspiration to impart, from “be the Left Shark” to “Bill Nye believes in you”

Enjoy the ride: Celebrities from Colbert to De Niro offer advice for a great life after graduation — and forever

CultureMap Houston

Friday, May 29

Class of 2015: A Roundup of Our Favorite Commencement Speeches

NBC Nightly News

Friday, May 22

Turangi crash victim graduates from Boston University

Waikato Times

Thursday, May 21

Putting It Together

Time-lapse of BU’s 2015 Commencement
BU Today

Pépin Shares Recipe for Fulfillment

Tells MET grads, “Fortune smiles on the audacious”
BU Today

Making a Statement

Class of 2015 members wear their dreams and ambitions on their heads
BU Today

2015 Metcalf Award Winner Dr. Binyomin Abrams on Chemistry: ‘It’s Really, Really Hard’

Senior lecturer and proud Chassid at Boston University talks about his work, students and sense of humor
Chabad-Lubavitch News

Wednesday, May 20

Getting to a Place Where Zip Codes Don’t Matter

Mass. health commissioner to SPH grads: focus on real but treatable problem
BU Today

SED Grads Urged to Be Voice for Voiceless

Children’s advocate Marian Wright Edelman calls for a moral shift
BU Today

‘Be the Super Bowl Left Shark’ and other funny and inspiring advice to grads from Meredith Vieira, Stephen Colbert and more

The Washington Post

Watch 5 Noteworthy Graduation Ceremony Highlights


Meredith Vieira to Boston Grads: Be the Left Shark

The Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, May 19

“Lay off the Like Button”

A+E Networks head, alum Nancy Dubuc COM Convocation speaker
BU Today

The top quotes and jokes from 2015 commencement speakers


From Maya Rudolph to George W. Bush, see 2015’s amazing commencement speakers


Monday, May 18

Sights and Sounds from Commencement 2015

Highlights of Sunday’s ceremony
BU Today

Meredith Vieira to Grads: Be the Left Shark


Meredith Vieira Brought Left Shark to BU Commencement

The Emmy-winning journalist encouraged grads to dance to their own crazy beats.
Boston Magazine

Meredith Vieira Says ‘Be The Left Shark’ In Boston University Commencement Speech

Huffington Post

Sunday, May 17

NAACP President Delivers Baccalaureate Address

“Let us march on until victory is won,” urges Cornell William Brooks (STH’87, Hon.’15)
BU Today

The Shark

Commencement speaker Vieira’s memorable lesson on dancing to your own tune
BU Today

Finding a Voice Onstage and Off

2015 COM grad discovers new family with a cappella group
BU Today

Vieira urges BU grads to embrace uncertainty

Boston Globe

Commencement speakers deliver messages of service

Importance of public service is key message to graduates at Tufts, Brandeis, elsewhere
Boston Globe

Friday, May 15

Special Training for Security, Others Working Commencement

No backpacks, no wearing robes to Nickerson still among the rules
BU Today

“Was BU Worth It?”

2015 Commencement student speaker will ponder the question
BU Today

Thursday, May 14

Commencement Weekend 2015: What to Do

Celebrate as the Class of 2015 takes its final bow
BU Today

Enthusiasm, Innovation, Communication Net Metcalf Award for Binyomin Abrams

A chemist stresses the importance of communicating science
BU Today

BU student to graduate after making remarkable recovery from crash


Wednesday, May 13

Metcalf Winner Templer Brings Science to Life

Shares “a contagious enthusiasm” for her subject
BU Today

Doctor of Humane Letters to Be Awarded to George Wein (CAS’50)

Newport Jazz Festival founder, Grammy winner, philanthropist
BU Today

Tuesday, May 12

SSW Professor Wins Metcalf Cup and Prize

What would Janice Furlong do?
BU Today

Honorary Degrees Being Given to Retail’s Power Duo Allen and Kelli Questrom

BU recognizes a team that sets new standards
BU Today

Monday, May 11

Advice to Graduates: “Work for a Better World”

Faculty, staff offer words of wisdom
BU Today

YouSpeak: Class of 2015’s Bucket List

Seniors on what they hope to check off before graduation
BU Today

NAACP President and CEO to Receive Honorary Doctor of Laws

Civil rights leader Cornell Brooks (STH’87) will deliver Baccalaureate address
BU Today

What I’ll Miss Most about BU

In this photo essay, graduating seniors cite friends, food, and the BU Beach
BU Today

Friday, May 8

Meredith Vieira Remade Her Career Midway Through

Journalist, TV host to deliver Commencement address
BU Today

Celebrating Senior Week 2015

A casino, a cruise, and a champagne reception among events planned
BU Today

Thursday, May 7

Meet this year’s college commencement speakers in Massachusetts (BBJ photo gallery)

Boston Business Journal

Wednesday, May 6

Points of Departure: “I’m Going to Hustle as Hard as I Can”

Cynthia Hass (CAS’15)
BU Today

BU Honors Distinguished Service of Three Employees

Winners of this year’s John S. Perkins Awards named
BU Today

Tuesday, May 5

Points of Departure: “Connected” through Service

Tré Pina (CAS’15)
BU Today

Monday, May 4

Points of Departure: “Skating the Program of My Life”

Katharine Huntley-Bachers (COM’15)
BU Today

Commencement Speakers Announced

Inside Higher Ed

Meredith Vieira to give commencement address at BU

Associated Press

Saturday, May 2

Meredith Vieira announced as commencement speaker at Senior Breakfast

Daily Free Press

Friday, May 1

Meredith Vieira Named BU Commencement Speaker

The Emmy-winning journalist and television host will also receive an honorary BU degree.
Boston Magazine

Meredith Vieira Chosen as 2015 Commencement Speaker

Honorary degree recipients, Metcalf Award winners also announced at Senior Breakfast
BU Today