Pete Buttigieg’s First Hire in Iowa, a BU Alum, Is Ready for Long Haul

Sydney Throop’s months of work for Democratic presidential candidate comes to a head tonight with caucuses Sydney Throop (far left, in gray sweater) and Pete Buttigieg at Pete for America headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, for a national staff conference call in early January. Photo by campaign staff photographer Chuck Kennedy. The late stages of […]

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How Recent BU Alums Are Helping High Schoolers Apply to College

College Advising Corps provides a “near-peer” experience for first-gen students sweating the process Seniors Nedgyn Laloi (from left), Angy Bedoya, and Dariana Perez with their career and college advisor Miriam Alfaro (CAS’19) at English High School in Jamaica Plain. When Miriam Alfaro graduated from BU in May, she went right to work—helping young people like […]

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Kenneth Elmore Named a Pillar of Higher Education

Associate provost and dean of students honored by national education group Kenneth Elmore and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (CAS’84, Hon.’18) visiting the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground May 18, 2018, Commencement weekend. The associate provost and dean of students has received an award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, nominated […]

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Matriculation: Class of 2022 Is Welcomed into the BU Family

President underscores University’s long commitment to diversity Sunday’s Matriculation was ceremonious: faculty and administrators donned academic dress, banners representing BU’s undergraduate schools and colleges were on display, and President Robert A. Brown wore his presidential doctoral gown and formal President’s Collar and carried the academic mace. Photo by Katherine Taylor. Diversity, both embracing it and […]

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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Will Speak at 145th BU Commencement

Longtime US congressman will receive Doctor of Laws degree Members of the Class of 2018 reacted enthusiastically to the announcement that longtime civil rights activist US Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.) will speak at BU’s 145th Commencement on May 20. Photo by Cydney Scott. Announced at Senior Class Breakfast: civil rights icon John Lewis will deliver […]

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