City Planning Alum Helps Score Legislative Win for Home-Based Food Entrepreneurs

As a student in BU MET’s City Planning & Urban Affairs programs, Andree Entezari (MET’21) developed the know-how it takes to envision and execute practical solutions to challenges in urban life, through partnership and policy. So, when local regulations forbade Entezari from selling lavashak—the Iranian dried fruit snack made from apples, plums, and strawberries he’d […]

Student-Led Gastronomy Conference Examines Intersectional Food Justice

In April, students of the Gastronomy & Food Studies Programs at BU MET put on a small conference designed to bring attention to intersectional matters of food sovereignty, racial justice, and environmentalism. Organized by Gastronomy students Danielle Jacques and Dana Ferrante, the weekend-long “Living Landscapes” virtual event gathered activists, foragers and researchers to discuss topics […]

New MET Scholarship Dedicated to Strengthening Inclusion in Arts Administration

In recognition of the need to foster greater diversity and inclusion in leadership across the humanities, Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) has established the Advancing the Arts Scholarship, an award dedicated to US-based Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) applicants to the Master of Science in Arts Administration degree program. Set to launch for […]

While Bringing Change as Rhode Island City’s First Black Chief of Police, MET Alum Calls Higher Education an Officer’s ‘Most Important Tool’

On January 4, 2021, Anthony Roberson (MET’11) was sworn in as police chief of the Central Falls, Rhode Island police department. It was the culmination of a long journey for the public servant, a believer in the power of positive relationships who is dedicated to leading a culture shift in the Central Falls Police Department […]

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 […]

Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Wine Studies Award for Students of Color

A year ago, TJ and Hadley Douglas, owners of The Urban Grape in Boston’s South End, generously established The Urban Grape Wine Studies Award for Students of Color at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET). In a direct effort to reduce racial isolation in the wine field, the award funds at least one student of color […]

First Episode of MET Makes Conversation Podcast Tackles ‘Meaningful Change’ in Police Reform

Boston University’s Metropolitan College has entered the world of podcasting. The new show, MET Makes Conversation, is a resource for listeners to hear valuable perspectives on matters of the day via substantive discussions by BU MET faculty and thought leaders. The Movement for Black Lives has in recent years brought greater public attention to calls […]