Prof. Sarah Phillips spoke at a Capitol Hill Briefing on Agricultural Policy

Dr. Sarah Phillips, from Boston University College of Arts & Sciences, History Department spoke at a Capitol Hill briefing on agricultural policy.  The Congressional Briefing: Historical Perspectives on Federal Agricultural Policy took place at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC on Monday, August 20, 2018.  Learn more

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Office Artifacts: Robert A. Brown

BU president shares University history, toys, gifts from his sons Visit BU Today and click on the circles above to see more of what Robert A. Brown displays in his Silber Way office. Photo by Cindy Scott. Visitors to BU President Robert A. Brown’s oak-paneled office, on the eighth floor of One Silber Way, are […]

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Taking Stock of the New President’s Foreign Policy Proposals

BU experts predict “a ride like we… have never seen before” Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, has close ties with Russia, which concerns both senators who must confirm him and some BU foreign affairs scholars. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ABACA (Sipa via AP Images). rom vowing to pull out of last year’s United […]

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A Historian’s View of American Politics, Circa 2016

Well-paid consultants, anti-party candidates, mass media–driven campaigns—they all go back to the turn of the last century The tumultuous 2016 Presidential campaign, shaped by unorthodox candidates, relentless media coverage, and hugely divided political parties, is often characterized by pundits as unprecedented. But according to Boston University historian Bruce J. Schulman, Americans experienced similar cultural and […]

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Signing for Obama

BU ASL interpreter at opening of new African American national museum Christopher Robinson, coordinator of outreach and training for the office of disability services, interprets the words of President Barack Obama at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24. Photo courtesy of Katherine Kennedy. While most of […]

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Paris Perspective

In French capital, CAS historian James Johnson analyzes Friday’s tragedy A man places a candle in front of the Carillon cafe in Paris Saturday, November 14, 2015, a day after over 120 people were killed in a series of shooting and explosions. AP Photo/Jerome Delay. France is under its first state of emergency in a […]

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Events for Everyone at Alumni Weekend

Alums will meet, eat, mingle along Comm Ave, through Sunday At a luncheon on Saturday, two alums will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards, the University’s highest honor, and BU will welcome home a number of distinguished alumni groups, including the Class of 1965, Golden Terriers, Claflin Society, Band Alumni, loyal and generous donors, and many more. […]

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