Jean Morrison to Step Down as BU Provost July 1
President Brown says he will appoint interim person to the position; deans praise Morrison for her integrity, compassion.
Title IX Turns 50: It Changed Society—but Now It Must Go Further
In 1972, women comprised 15 percent of all student athletes, now it’s 44 percent, women were less than 10 percent of doctors and lawyers, today it’s more than 50 percent.
“She’s Earned This”: Angela Onwuachi-Willig Rejoices in Historic Confirmation
BU LAW dean, 275 other Black women law profs, have had Ketanji Brown Jackson’s back since President Biden nominated her for the Supreme Court.
11 History-Making, History-Shaping Women from Boston University
In honor of Women’s History Month, we present alums who broke ground, and sometimes had to stir up controversy to do it
With Roe v. Wade on the Line, BU Will Continue Abortion Education Regardless of Ruling
School of Medicine clinical training even “more important” if SCOTUS overturns landmark case
Angela Onwuachi-Willig among Five Black Women Law Deans Honored for Efforts to Bring Antiracist Reform to Legal Education
Together, they launched a project to engage law schools in fight for racial justice Angela Onwuachi-Willig, BU School of Law dean and professor of law, one of the country’s leading scholars of race and the law, is one of five Black women law deans to receive the Association of American Law Schools’ inaugural Impact Award. […]
Here’s How to Really Improve Gender Diversity in STEM Research
BU engineer and peers recommend formal policies that could level the playing field between men and women Boston University engineer Joyce Wong is a co-author on a new Science paper suggesting policies that could increase gender diversity in the STEM research workforce. Photo by Dave Green. “Oh, that’s terrible, but that doesn’t happen here.” […]
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 […]
Controversial Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis Draws Big Crowd to BU Talk
“Through black history we learn the best of the history of the United States of America,” she tells packed house Angela Davis, activist, academic and author took time to chat with students and pose for photos with them, including Feven Solomon (CAS’21), from left, Kalkidan Tewodros (Questrom’21), Davis, Grace Mecha (SAR’21), and Zanta Ephrem (SAR’21) […]
Diversity in Science – Where I’m Coming From
Underrepresented voices in science offer unique perspectives Photo above provided by Jackie Ricciardi. SCIENCE, WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO INVESTIGATE the entirety of the physical and natural world, is missing something. So is engineering. According to a report issued last year by the National Science Foundation (NSF), blacks and Hispanics are underrepresented both as recipients of […]