New Wheelock Educational Policy Center Will Put Research in the Hands of Policymakers, Drive National Conversations

Aim: improving educational outcomes for historically marginalized students Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development is taking another big step forward, one that expands the cross-discipline collaborations that began with the 2018 merger of Wheelock College and Boston University. The college recently launched the Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC), an interdisciplinary hub for […]

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U.S. News Rankings: BU Grad Schools among Nation’s Best

Six schools in top 50 in 2019 assessments The Questrom School of Business part-time MBA program jumped 10 spots in the U.S. News 2019 rankings of the country’s best graduate school programs. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Several schools within Boston University advanced in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country’s best graduate […]

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BUILD Tutoring Program Celebrates 20 Years

Pairs work-study and Boston public school students BUILD tutors and students at the Tobin School in Roxbury at their weekly book club. Photo courtesy of Michael Dennehy. The BU Initiative for Literacy Development (BUILD) sends work-study students to local public schools to tutor children and help develop literacy skills The organization celebrates its 20th anniversary […]

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Teaching’s Diversity Problem

Travis Bristol is working to keep male teachers of color in public schools Travis Bristol was just 22 when he arrived at Manhattan Hunter Science High School in September 2004, armed with a bachelor’s from Amherst, a master’s from Stanford, and a passion for introducing New York City 10th graders to the intellectual thrills of Candide, Oedipus […]

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Expanding Howard Thurman Center to Move to 808 Comm Ave

Dedicated to seeking common ground, staff, programs have already grown The Howard Thurman Center (HTC) will move into two-thirds of what is now the 808 Gallery, which is expected to take two to two-and-half years. Thurman Center to relocate from GSU to 808 Gallery over next two years Multicultural center’s space expanding by factor of […]

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BU-Wheelock Merger Will Create New College

With complementary programs and expertise, BU grows, Wheelock’s mission endures Boston University and Wheelock College have agreed to merge, a move that will combine BU’s School of Education with Wheelock’s School of Education, Child Life and Family Studies. The new school will be called the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. Photo by Cydney […]

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Transfers Welcomed to BU

University helps with credits, housing, financial aid Kenneth Elmore (SED’87), associate provost and dean of students, with transfer students at a reception held earlier this fall. Photo by Maddie Malhotra (COM’19). Kyna Xu felt like she wasn’t thriving midway through her freshman year at a New York area school. Her classes, the people she met, […]

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MED Gives High Schoolers a Jump on Health Careers

Enrichment program for Boston’s underrepresented minorities Danny Truong (left), a British International School of Boston senior, and Brandon Hector, a Boston Latin Academy senior, work on a sickle cell experiment as part of the Youth to Health Careers (Y2HC) program at the School of Medicine. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Although he is more cheerful and […]

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