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Homeschooling Up, Public Schooling Down During Pandemic

FACULTY EXPERTS Homeschooling Up, Public Schooling Down During Pandemic Research from a team that included BU education scholars found that the COVID-19 emergency drove many parents to remove their children from public schools altogether in favor of homeschooling or private schools. See what they learned NOTABLE ALUMNI Detangling the History of Black Hair BU alumna Zenda... More

Kennedy Center Unveils Sculpture by Alumnus Ivan Schwartz

BU IN DC Kennedy Center Unveils Sculpture by Alumnus Ivan Schwartz Ivan Schwartz (CFA '73) sculpts U.S. history's most famous figures, from President Abraham Lincoln to Harriet Tubman. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts commissioned his latest piece, a sculpture of President John F. Kennedy, in honor of the Washington venue's... More

Brianna Bourne’s Journey from Mattapan to Latin Academy to Comm Ave

STUDENT LIFE Brianna Bourne's Journey from Mattapan to Latin Academy to Comm Ave More than 18% of BU's entering undergraduate students are the first in their family to attend college. Brianna Bourne (CAS '24) shares her experience as one of BU's first-generation students. Follow her journey COMMUNITY RESOURCE Building the Pipeline to Get Black, Hispanic... More

This Squad of Researchers Is a Real-Life Justice League

FACULTY EXPERTS This Squad of Researchers Is a Real-Life Justice League BU scientists from a range of disciplines are advocating for new policies to protect the world's most vulnerable people from the consequences of climate change. Meet these environmental superheroes RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT For Knee Replacements, Physical Therapy Reduces Risk of Chronic Opioid Use BU researchers find... More

BU Scholarships Change the Lives of Boston Public Schools Graduates

ON THE CHARLES RIVER BU Scholarships Change the Lives of Boston Public Schools Graduates More than 2,500 students have received Menino Scholarships and Community Service Awards since the programs' inception, demonstrating BU’s commitment to the city of Boston. Learn how their lives have changed FACULTY EXPERT Prepare To Keep Spending More BU economist Tarek Hassan predicts... More

Class of 2020 Gets Long-Awaited Send-off

STUDENT LIFE The Class of 2020’s spirits couldn’t be dampened by the overcast weather. Photo by Michael D. Spencer. Class of 2020 Gets Long-Awaited Send-off Nearly a year and a half after receiving their diplomas, BU's Class of 2020 finally donned their scarlet caps and gowns and were honored for their four years... More

Boston University to Divest from Fossil Fuel Industry

ON THE CHARLES RIVER Boston University to Divest from Fossil Fuel Industry Acknowledging the climate advocates who helped push for change, President Brown says the decision puts BU on “the right side of history." Find out what happens next STUDENT LIFE A Left Among Rights: A Progressive Student's Week At a Conservative Think Tank BU undergraduate... More

Achieving Global Vaccine Equity: What Should US Policymakers Do?

BU IN DC Achieving Global Vaccine Equity: What Should US Policymakers Do? Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL) welcomed the BU Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy & Research as they hosted a virtual discussion with global health experts on July 21st about how policymakers can ensure equitable vaccine access globally. Watch the discussion FACULTY... More

As Temperatures Set Records, Heat Exposure Hits Some Neighborhoods Harder than Others

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT As Temperatures Set Records, Heat Exposure Hits Some Neighborhoods Harder than Others BU researchers say vulnerable communities experience the most dangerous effects of heat stress and heat-related illness.  See what's happening YOU'RE INVITED Achieving Global Vaccine Equity: What Should US Policymakers Do? Join Dr. Nahid Bhadelia of the BU Center for Emerging Infectious... More