Cronin: ‘Unquestionably’ Right Verdict Reached in Chauvin Case, But Urgency of Comprehensive Reform Remains

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, a Minnesota jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder in the second degree, among other charges, for the wrongful death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Video footage of the uniformed, on-duty Chauvin kneeling on the neck of handcuffed Floyd for over nine minutes, captured […]

Gastronomy Alum Unpacks Masculinity, Marketing, and the Secret Origin of ‘Dude Food’

In her new book, Diners, Dudes and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture, MLA in Gastronomy alum Emily Contois (MET’13) explores the concept of “dude food”—a powerful cultural construct developed in recent decades by marketers aiming to encourage male-identifying audiences to spend more on food. “I was interested in how […]

In BU Today, Dean Zlateva Shares Positive Experience of Her Negative COVID-19 Test

In an editorial contribution to BU Today, Metropolitan College Dean Tanya Zlateva relayed to the University community the first steps of her personal Back2BU story—her experience using BU’s Healthway portal to arrange a coronavirus swab test on-campus, and the perspective it gave her. “I was curious and hopeful and apprehensive about how a system of […]

Commencement Season Comes for Prison Education Participants

Steven Correia (MET’19) is something of a unique variety of Metropolitan College alum—he earned his Bachelor of Liberal Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from BU while at MCI Norfolk, as part of the MET Prison Education Program. After 37 years of incarceration, Mr. Correia takes deep satisfaction from the achievement of his degree, which will be […]

Boston University Climbs Employability Rankings

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 […]