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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Meet BU’s Newest AAAS Fellows

A pioneer in treating anxiety, one in turning moon dust into oxygen, and one in developing disease diagnostics for low-resource communities recently appointed fellows Each year, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to their fields of expertise. As the chaotic and uncertain year of 2020 […]

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College Access Group QuestBridge and BU Partner to Give Need-Based Scholarships

Up to 30 undergrads will matriculate in fall 2022, with all expenses paid BU will partner with California nonprofit QuestBridge to provide all-expense-paid scholarships to the University, starting in fall 2022. Photo by Cydney Scott. As many as 30 low-income high-achieving students will matriculate at BU in fall 2022—on full scholarships, with no loans or […]

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STM Alum Gives Inauguration Benediction

The 2021 US Presidential Inauguration was held January 20 under sunny skies, presaging a new beginning of hope and reconciliation for the United States of America. Rev. Silvester Beaman (STH’85), pastor of the Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Del., a decades-long friend of President Joe Biden, gave the ceremony’s final benediction. Beaman prayed that Americans […]

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Biden’s Top-Four Priorities, Explained by Leading BU Experts

The president-elect lists COVID-19, racism, climate change, and the economy as his most pressing issues Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, celebrating after being nominated at last summer’s Democratic National Convention, have begun tackling the pandemic, racism, climate change, and economic recovery. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images. Shortly after their November election victory, Joe […]

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Angela Onwuachi-Willig among Five Black Women Law Deans Honored for Efforts to Bring Antiracist Reform to Legal Education

Together, they launched a project to engage law schools in fight for racial justice Angela Onwuachi-Willig, BU School of Law dean and professor of law, one of the country’s leading scholars of race and the law, is one of five Black women law deans to receive the Association of American Law Schools’ inaugural Impact Award. […]

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