Category: BU Today Features
Boston University’s Metropolitan College is well represented at this year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, as hockey defenseman Matt Gilroy (MET’09) is suiting up for Team USA.
Gilroy, who earned his Bachelor of Science in Management Studies at MET, earned the 2009 Hobey Baker Award as the best player in college hockey after leading the Terriers to the 2008–2009 NCAA championship, and was named to the BU Athletic Hall of Fame last summer.
Read more about Team USA’s BU connections in BU Today.
A degree from BU can provide a real workplace edge. That’s according to Times Higher Education, whose latest rankings assess Boston University graduates to be the fifth-most employable in the country, and sixth-most employable in the world. Determined through international surveys of management-level recruiters and executives, BU’s placement in the Times Higher Education list was up from last year, when the University was ranked seventh for employability nationally and eleventh internationally.
Read more at BU Today.
On Monday, October 30, BU Today featured a Q&A with Boston University alumnus Ralph H. Groce III (Questrom’82, MET’84), who is senior vice president and chief information officer at Everest Reinsurance and recipient of MET’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. In the Q&A, part of BU Today’s “Jump-start Your Job Search” series, Groce shares valuable career insight and perspective about success and failure. This past May, he also addressed graduating MET students and their families with a galvanizing Convocation speech.
Read the full Q&A in BU Today.
Sandy Block, a certified Master of Wine who teaches in both the MET’s Wine Studies and Gastronomy programs, gave a toast to his favorite local craft brewers in a recent interview with BU Today. With nods to the beers he enjoys most in the heat and at parties, see if Block called out your preferred brew in BU Today.
A team made up of students and faculty from the Boston University Center for Professional Education Interpreter and Paralegal Studies programs came in first place during their race on the Charles River at the 38th Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival. The Center for Professional Education sponsored two boats for this year’s Dragon Boat Festival, a multicultural heritage celebration focusing on the Asian-American experience in New England in which thousands gather to share colorful boat races, performances, arts, crafts, and food.
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, who previously was awarded the Metropolitan College Roger Deveau Part-Time Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching for his work as an instructor in MET’s Criminal Justice program, delivered an address on the dangers of college drinking and the challenges it poses to law enforcement during a Boston Town & Gown Association meeting in early March.
See photos of the event at BU Today.
Michael McCabe (MET’86,’87) knows how essential lifelong learning is to a flourishing career. McCabe, who sits on the Metropolitan College Dean’s Advisory Board, transitioned from a career in engineering to one in computer science after getting his education at BU. Now a managing director at the world’s largest professional services firm, where he regularly hires fellow BU alums, McCabe spoke with BU Today to share his professional insights for graduates who are just getting started in their careers.
Read more in BU Today.
When Jesse Logan applied for a certificate program in applied biotechnology at BU’s BioScience Academy (BSA), she was at loose ends professionally. She’d suffered what she calls an early career “breakup with science” after a job she had taken proved to be a terrible fit. She then earned a master’s degree in journalism and spent a decade working as a copywriter, production assistant, and associate producer at public radio stations, including WGBH and WBUR, but her ambitions were dampened by a shrinking job market. After being accepted into the BSA program, Logan found a group of people of varying ages, origins, and life circumstances, all of them, like her, in flux. But they had a common goal: a stimulating career in the thriving field of biotechnology. Having just completed the one-year program, Logan is now working full-time at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she is regulatory coordinator for breast oncology clinical research studies.
Read more on BU Today.
“The greatest knife of all is the sharp one.”
So spoke celebrated chef Jacques Pépin at the Metropolitan College’s 50th anniversary gala, celebrating the occasion of the TV host and MET educator’s 80th birthday. Pépin discussed a variety of topics at the four-star food and beverage affair, dishing on his preferences in cutlery and lamenting what pop culture too often under-appreciates about the culinary arts.
Read more from the MET gala’s toast to Pépin, including the chef’s secret recipe to 50 happy years of marriage, at BU Today.
BU Today’s “One Class, One Day” series featured the Metropolitan College Summer Term course “Race, Crime, and Justice.” Taught by Janice A. Iwama, the course examines the role of race in criminal justice policymaking and administration processes, while exploring current events such as race-based police violence.