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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Ayanna Pressley Tells BU Students: “Stand in Your Truth”

BU College Democrats host Massachusetts US representative at town hall Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (center): “BU invested in me.… I poured into it, and it poured into me.” Photo by Cydney Scott. US Representative Ayanna Pressley, the candidate who upended Massachusetts’ political order a year ago and has become one of President Trump’s fiercest critics […]

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Former UN Secretary-General Kicks Off BU Think Tank

Ban Ki-moon encourages students to think globally Ban Ki-moon, eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, gave the keynote speech kicking off the opening of BU’s new Global Development Policy Center. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Former secretary-general of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon told a standing-room only crowd at BU’s Metcalf Trustee Center on Wednesday that […]

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SheHacks Boston Student Organizers Are #makingthenewnormal

Weekend hackathon tackles the gender gap in computer science A negative experience at a New York hackathon gave Fiona Whittington (COM’19) the idea for SheHacks Boston. Photo by Jake Belcher. Fiona Whittington went to her first hackathon by herself. It didn’t go well. “When I walked in some guy came up to me and was like, […]

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A Storyteller Advises BU Grads to Write Their Own Life Story

Entertainment executive and alum Bonnie Hammer (Hon.’17) addresses 144th Commencement 2017 Commencement speaker Bonnie Hammer (CGS’69, COM’71, SED’75, Hon.’17) told BU graduates to listen to views other than their own. Watch the entire speech of the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group chair in this video here. Video by BU Productions. Photo by Chris McIntosh. Pairing the […]

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Former Iranian Captive Jason Rezaian Speaks at COM

Accepts Hugo Shong Reporting on Asia Award in person Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian (right) came to the College of Communication on Tuesday to accept the Hugo Shong Reporting on Asia Award. The event was moderated by Thomas Fiedler (COM’71), dean of COM. Photo by Cydney Scott. Last December, Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian was […]

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Making a Better World, from Neuroscience to Sandwiches

Social goals drive alums on Forbes 30-Under-30 list Christine Baugh (SPH’12) was recognized by Forbes for her work on chronic traumatic encephalopathy and its link to concussions in sports. Photo by Cydney Scott. Christine Baugh joined the School of Medicine Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center as a research coordinator in 2010, when it was just a handful […]

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Moving to Improve

Active “brain breaks” get kids moving—and help them learn Teacher Jake Dore (CGS’11, SED’13) takes regular breaks from desk work to get his fourth graders moving at the Kelly School in Chelsea, Mass. Photos by Dan Watkins.  It’s time for a break. You’ve been reading for a while now, so let’s stand up and shake […]

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A Taste of the Workplace for Liberal Arts Majors

New on-campus internship program offers experience, perspective Rebecca Behrends (CAS’17) (left) and Ericka Crankshaw (CAS’18) prepare memorabilia from opera singer Deborah Voigt at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Photo by Cydney Scott. When Linda Wells was dean of the College of General Studies, she was often asked by parents and students how a liberal […]

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