Furthering the Conversation

About Us: Why is the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground Moving?

Welcome to the first post in our new "About Us" series, which aims to answer our frequently asked questions and provide more context about our mission at Boston University.  Why is the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground moving to 808 Comm Ave?  Great question! And, one we get a lot.  First, a... More

“Soul Witness” Coming to BU on October 7!

The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies and Boston University Hillel are proud to bring "Soul Witness: The Brookline Holocaust Witness Project" to campus on Monday, October 7 at 5:30 pm in the Tsai Performance Center. Following the film, there will be a Q&A with... More

HTC book club

Damon Musso (COM ’20)

Damon is originally from Western New York, and came to Boston University to study public relations in the College of Communications. He first discovered the Howard Thurman Center through Coffee & Conversation. For him, this is one of the only programs on campus that encourages students to take part in... More

VIDEO: Time-lapse of construction at 808 Comm Ave

In case you missed it: The Howard Thurman Center is moving! We are thrilled to expand our space and our search for Common Ground to 808 Commonwealth Ave.  Here’s the latest:  The construction is still underway, as you’ll see in the video below.  Our Grand Opening will take place in January 2020 and... More

Welcome Laura Montorio, Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications

The HTC is excited to welcome Laura Montorio (COM '11) to the team beginning July 1! Laura will serve as the Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications and oversee the HTC's digital and print marketing campaigns in an effort to grow the center's presence across all three campuses. Laura is homegrown, More

Meet the HTC Summer ’19 Leadership Team

From left to right: Brittany, Damon, Kami, Faisal, and Amani   Brittany Foushee (CAS ’19) Hailing from Budd Lake, New Jersey, Brittany Foushee studied neuroscience as a part of the College of Arts and Sciences. She admits she was hesitant to interact during her first few visits to the HTC, but she grew... More

Adia Turner (CAS '19)

Adia Turner (CAS ’19)

Adia Turner, Boston University’s 2019 Student Commencement Speaker, is a homegrown Thurman Center Ambassador. Originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia, Adia came to BU with preliminary knowledge of Howard Thurman and Dr. King given her dad’s background as a chaplain. After finding her way to the HTC during Orientation and bonding... More

Our Year So Far

It's been an exciting, event-filled year at the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground (HTC) with plenty more to come! Here are some ways we've nurtured common ground with our students More

Archelle Thelemaque (COM ’21)

Archelle is a Georgia native who’s quickly made the HTC her home away from home as a BU sophomore. A public relations major, Archelle is a gifted poet, radio DJ on WTBU, and dialogue facilitator. As a matter of fact, Archelle is currently facilitating the HTC’s weekly Book Club program... More

A Penguin’s Tale

Howard Thurman could identify with life in its numerous manifestations. A favorite interest of his was in the companionship of Emperor penguins. The tale he most delighted in telling was about the emperor penguin and its species’ mutual sharing of responsibility, by both male and female, in the birth and... More