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To the Kid

Dean's Blog April 29th, 2016 0 comments

“Now where I come from We don’t let society tell us how it’s supposed to be Our clothes, our hair, we don’t care It’s all about being there Everybody’s going uptown That’s where I want to be Uptown Set your mind free Uptown Got my body hot Get down I don’t want to stop, no” […]

Message from President Brown regarding student passing

Dean's Blog March 30th, 2016 2 comments

The following email was sent by President Brown to the Boston University community on March 30, 2016. —- Dear Friends, It is with great sadness that I must report that a student has passed away early this morning on our campus. First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with immediate family and friends who […]

Keep safety in mind this spring.

Dean's Blog March 16th, 2016 0 comments

The following message was sent out to the student community by Dean Elmore on March 15, 2017. Looks like Winter did not break us! (Don’t worry, we didn’t jinx the City.) It may be premature, but we have faith that the season of joyful gatherings has begun. It’s the time full of moments when we […]

Parents Program Radio Show – March 29, 2016

Parents Blog March 16th, 2016 0 comments

Join us for the next edition of the Parents Program Radio Show on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 3pm. We will talk to Steve Jarvi, Associate Dean of Student Academic Life in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Katharine Mooney, Director of Wellness and Prevention Services in Student Health Services. Watch live on UStream […]

Parent Blog: Is Your Student Lonely?

Parents Blog, Parents Blog February 17th, 2016 1 comment

by Jeanne Knox, Chairman, Parents Leadership Council This is a question that can’t help but flutter through your mind occasionally as a BU parent, especially after a not so cheery chat with your BU student on a very grey, windy Tuesday in the middle of February. As a matter of fact, it is inevitable to […]

Wait, You Can’t Talk About Race That Way!

Dean's Blog February 16th, 2016 0 comments

The often awkward, sometimes deliberate, booming silence – it saturates our ears and throats to the point of drowning. It is the silence of thought and the silence of interruption. Silence before the exclamation that we “talk about race” and the break after we realize that we cannot talk about it – at least not […]

Parents Program Radio Show – February 16, 2016

Parents Blog, Parents Blog February 16th, 2016 0 comments

This month’s Parents Program Radio Show features chats with both Katherine Kennedy and Pedro Falci of the Howard Thurman Center and Zach Hobbs of the Community Service Center. We hope you will join us on Tuesday, February 16 at 3pm on UStream. You can also listen to the episode’s segments or download them via SoundCloud: […]

Parent Blog: Why your student may choose to join a sorority

Parents Blog January 29th, 2016 1 comment

by Aneena Patel (SAR ’17) and President of Kappa Delta Sorority Last winter, my mom and I were cozied up by the fireplace catching up before I headed back to school for the Spring semester of my sophomore year. It had been a year since I joined Greek Life. As I told her how excited […]

A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – January 18, 2016

Dean's Blog January 11th, 2016 0 comments

We are proud to host an annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boston University has been hosting a celebration of the life of our esteemed and influential alumnus since 1971. Start the Celebration of King’s Legacy with a Community Rally for Peace – 1 p.m. at […]

Parent Blog: New Beginnings

Parents Blog December 15th, 2015 3 comments

As a parent, I find comfort in reflecting upon my daughter’s first fall semester. It’s nearing the end of the semester and my BU student is happy. I am reassured to know that she is at the school she longed to attend and it’s all working out for her. Academically she’s doing well. She is […]