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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BU Policies Protecting Free Speech to Get Fresh Look

As rhetoric nationwide intensifies, President Brown requests reviews and reports by fall In 1966, Edward Brooke (LAW’48,’50, Hon.’68) became the first African American popularly elected to the US Senate. Photo by BU Photography. Almost one-fifth of American undergraduates endorse violence to silence a campus speaker “known for making offensive and hurtful statements,” a 2017 survey […]

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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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Commencement Speaker Rep. John Lewis Champions Civil Rights

Georgia congressman has devoted his life to making #goodtrouble Congressman John Lewis (D.-Ga.) will receive a Doctor of Laws at BU’s 145th Commencement Sunday. Photo courtesy of US House of Representatives. If you had to choose one life to represent the best of America over the last century, John Lewis’ would be a good choice. […]

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New Kilachand Center Links Key Research Disciplines

Discoveries will be fueled by collaboration and a record $115 million gift The nine-story, 170,000-square-foot Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering represents an investment of a quarter of a billion dollars—a $135 million construction commitment from BU and a $115 million gift from Rajen Kilachand (Questrom’74, Hon.’14). Photo by Janice Checchio. With a […]

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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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Do Your Future Work with Passion, Nobel Laureate Tells Graduating University Seniors

Climate change scientist Mario Molina (Hon.’17) delivers Baccalaureate Address “Science has to work together with government and business for the continued improvement of the quality of life of the human population, now and in the future,” Nobel Laureate Mario Molina (Hon.’17) told those at BU’s Baccalaureate Service at Marsh Chapel May 21. Molina served on […]

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CAS Launches New Minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Focus on 20th- and 21st-century atrocities, and prevention In launching a new minor in Holocaust and genocide studies at the College of Arts & Sciences, faculty hope that BU students won’t just learn history, but learn from history. Students will study how the 20th century’s most horrific state-sponsored mass murders, from the Nazi Holocaust to […]

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