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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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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A Conversation with Rep. Lois Frankel on Capitol Hill

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL, CAS ‘70) told a standing room-only crowd of more than 100 BU alumni who gathered on Capitol Hill on October 23rd that her time at BU “so changed my life.” In response to questions from moderator Dr. Christine Hunter (MED ‘80, CAS ‘80), Frankel discussed important moments in her political career, […]

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New College of Communication Dean Is Scientific American Editor-in-Chief

Mariette DiChristina (COM’86) broke ground as first woman to helm historic publication, led its digital transformation Mariette DiChristina (COM’86), editor-in-chief of Scientific American, will be the new dean of BU’s College of Communication. Photo courtesy of Scientific American. Mariette DiChristina created her own magazines about science and nature as a girl growing up in Westchester […]

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BU Alumna Wins Upset Congressional Primary in New York City

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (CAS’11) in the national spotlight The smile says it all: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (CAS’11) beams after her upset win in Tuesday’s New York Democratic primary. Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images. Four months before her BU graduation, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke at the University’s Martin Luther King Day commemoration about her generation, addressing the topic, “How […]

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A Different Kind of Texas Candidate

Gina Ortiz Jones (CAS’03, GRS’03) is running for office because of Trump Gina Ortiz Jones (CAS’03, GRS’03) is trying to turn a US House of Representatives seat blue in the reddest of red states: Texas. Photo by Ana Isabel. If Gina Ortiz Jones beats the Republican incumbent to win the US House of Representative seat in […]

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