Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey Invokes Thurgood Marshall, Pauli Murray, Ibram Kendi in Addressing LAW Convocation

As professional advocates, law grads can work to unravel policies underlying structural inequities highlighted by the pandemic Video by BU Productions. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is known as a crusader for civil rights and social justice, and on Saturday, May 15, she called the BU School of Law Class of 2021 to action, telling […]

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“This Is My Stepping-stone.” 553 BU First-Generation Students Welcomed into Honor Society

BU Newbury Center ceremony celebrates inaugural members, their determination, contributions blazing new trails Meet six first-generation college students at Boston University and hear their stories. They were among 553 students, faculty, and staff inducted April 26 as the inaugural members of BU’s Alpha Alpha Alpha honor society for first-gen students. They didn’t grow up assuming […]

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New Wheelock Educational Policy Center Will Put Research in the Hands of Policymakers, Drive National Conversations

Aim: improving educational outcomes for historically marginalized students Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development is taking another big step forward, one that expands the cross-discipline collaborations that began with the 2018 merger of Wheelock College and Boston University. The college recently launched the Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC), an interdisciplinary hub for […]

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In-Person Commencement for BU Class of 2021 Planned for May 16, unless City Requires Virtual Ceremony

Class of 2020 will gather October 2 for virus-delayed ceremony: both will be for graduates only BU will give this year’s seniors an in-person Commencement on May 16, unless state and city restrictions require it to be virtual. The event will be for students only, because of Massachusetts pandemic restrictions on gatherings. Photo by Dave […]

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Jeffrey Hutter, Dean of BU’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine, to Retire

Announcement comes as SDM is set to complete massive renovation this summer Goldman School of Dental Medicine Dean Jeffrey Hutter, here presenting candidates during the 2015 Boston University Commencement at Nickerson Field, announced his retirement on Monday after more than a decade leading the school. Photo by Natasha Moustache for Boston University Photography. Jeffrey Hutter, […]

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Maria Dykema Erb Was a First-Generation Student. Now She’s Here to Help BU’s First-Gens

Newbury Center inaugural director: “I want to be the person I needed back then” Maria Dykema Erb gets it. The embarrassment of wearing a food service uniform in the dining hall, serving meals to your classmates—and wishing you could hide. Seeing the Study Abroad posters on campus and counting yourself out without even asking questions, […]

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Three Key Takeaways from President Biden’s Rapid Movement on Climate Policy

BU international relations and environmental policy expert reflects on whirlwind of climate action issued from the Oval Office With just over a week in office, President Joe Biden has moved quickly to reinstate the United States into multiple international agreements and agencies through new executive actions that undo moves by the Trump administration—including rejoining the […]

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