“This Is My Stepping-stone.” 553 BU First-Generation Students Welcomed into Honor Society

BU Newbury Center ceremony celebrates inaugural members, their determination, contributions blazing new trails Meet six first-generation college students at Boston University and hear their stories. They were among 553 students, faculty, and staff inducted April 26 as the inaugural members of BU’s Alpha Alpha Alpha honor society for first-gen students. They didn’t grow up assuming […]

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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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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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FYSOP 29 Launches Today

Volunteer service project for new students has several new community partners Last year’s FYSOP volunteers working at Tewksbury’s Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center, which provides education, social opportunities, and emotional support with equine-assisted activities and therapies for people with disabilities. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Today, a group of approximately 650 freshmen and new transfer students […]

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Thomas Fiedler to Leave COM Deanship Next Year

Wants his last year at the helm to be like Big Papi’s Thomas Fiedler (COM’71) will step down as dean of the College of Communication next spring after 10 years. Photo by Kristyn Ulanday. After 10 years as dean of the College of Communication, Thomas Fiedler will step down at the end of the next […]

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Alum Nina Totenberg to LAW Grads: “Beware the Golden Handcuffs”

NPR legal correspondent says blind old Lady Justice is waiting for them Nina Totenberg (COM’65, Hon.’11) told the 2018 grads her hope was that they “all will find legal principles that you care enough about to take risks for.” Click for Video by BU Productions. Award-winning National Public Radio legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg counseled the […]

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AIDS Researcher and Champion Anthony Fauci a 2018 Honorary Degree Recipient

Long-serving NIAID director, known for science and communication skills BU will confer on Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a Doctor of Science—his 44th honorary degree. Photo courtesy of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]

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