Senior Celebration 2020

Senior Celebration, Sunday, 5/17, 2-3:30pm EST

The Department of Political Science gathered live to celebrate the class of 2020. This celebration includes advice and encouragement from faculty, staff, and a pre-recorded video from a surprise member of the U.S. Senate. This was an opportunity to connect with seniors and faculty, and features a toast to celebrate the culmination of our seniors’ experience at BU.


Please find the live recording here.

Professor Lauren Mattioli has graciously put together a video of our Political Science faculty and staff congratulating you all, please find that here.



2pm – Last-minute entries, “Pomp and Circumstance” plays

2:05pm – Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department, Neta Crawford, opens

2:10pm – Professor Crawford announces pre-recorded video from a special guest, U.S. Senator, Elizabeth Warren

2:15pm – Award Ceremony

  • Professor Dino Christenson announces Advanced Program Awards
    • Best Honors Thesis Award – Isabella Parker
    • Best Honors Poster Award – Cory Willingham
    • Best BA/MA Thesis Award – Vigunthaan Tharmarajah
    • Best BA/MA Poster Award – Andrew Stern
  • Professor David Glick announces Department Prize Award – Cory Willingham
  • Professor Katherine Einstein announces College Prize Award – Macella Molenari

2:20pm – Graduating senior and College Prize recipient, Macella Molenari, opens up the floor with a toast

2:30pm – Closing Remarks from Professor Crawford

2:40 pm – 3:30pm – After the live session, each subfield will be hosting a zoom meeting for you all to jump in and out of. This is an opportunity to thank specific faculty members and share your experiences with them on a smaller scale.


Thank you all for an amazing year! Once again, congratulations Class of 2020!