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Seven Great Dining Spots for Family & Friends Weekend

No, UBurger, Noodle Street, and Chipotle are not where you will want to bring your family and friends when they visit October 19 to 21 for Family & Friends Weekend. Those campus favorites are fine, but visitors to Boston deserve to experience the dining mecca that Boston has become, whether it’s New England seafood, a […]

One Minute to a Better Resume

TAKEAWAYS: VMock, a resume-reviewing platform, was released to students earlier this month. Students can upload their resume online and receive feedback in less than 60 seconds. Students can use VMock to review their resume ahead of the All-Majors Career Fair set for Wednesday, October 17. Few things are more intimidating than writing a resume. Is […]

The Weekender: October 18 to 21

In need of a weekend adventure? You’ve come to the right place. Check out our new Thursday guide, “The Weekender,” for ideas of where to shop, eat, and go this weekend. If you have suggestions for events or places we should feature, leave them in the Comment section below. Harry Potter Donut Pop-Up in Harvard […]

Celebrate National Dessert Day Sunday

From pies, cakes, and cookies to donuts, crepes, and the famous Boston cream pie, we love our desserts. This Sunday, October 14, is National Dessert Day, so we’ve put together a list of 11 great bakeries, cafés, and chocolatiers in and around Boston so dessert lovers can fulfill their sweet tooth cravings. Have a favorite […]

Religion for Breakfast on YouTube

Andrew Henry’s Satanism video starts like a horror movie, with a white-gowned woman on a table and a looming, cloaked figure. But only for a few seconds: Henry (GRS’19), who is working on a PhD in religion, quickly pivots to an academic-but-accessible discussion about modern Satanists—many merely nonconformists, others believers in black magic but rarely […]

Gotlieb Archival Research Center Celebrates the Bay State Banner

From its first edition in 1965, the Bay State Banner has chronicled the biggest stories in Boston’s black community, from Civil Rights era protests to the decade of conflict around the city’s school desegregation efforts and court-ordered busing to the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. There were stories about the urban renewal programs that […]

Annual Test of BU Emergency Alert System Set for Thursday

If you have a BU email address, expect to hear from the BU Emergency Alert System tomorrow morning. The BU Alert, which sends information during emergencies to the BU community via email, cell phone, text message, or landline, will be conducting its annual federally mandated test of the system at approximately 10:50 am tomorrow, Thursday, […]

The Voice of BU for Almost Half a Century

It’s the first week of school and BU’s switchboard number, 617-353-2000, is lighting up in the basement of 111 Cummington Mall. An exasperated parent calls complaining about being unable to reach anyone in Financial Aid. Minutes later, it’s another parent, asking if she can march with her child during the parade leading to the annual […]

Lincoln in the Bardo Author George Saunders Reads at BU Tonight

Debut novels rarely earn the critical and popular acclaim that Lincoln in the Bardo did when it was published last year. Author George Saunders, 58 at the time, was no neophyte. He had written four well-received short story collections (CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, In Persuasion Nation, and Tenth of December: Stories), each adding to […]

The Favorite Poem Project Comes Home to BU—20 Years Later

When Robert Pinsky launched the Favorite Poem Project in 1997, he, and the rest of America, could hardly have anticipated the response: 18,000 people wrote in to share and talk about a poem special to them. Last year, for the project’s 20th anniversary, the BU community was invited to read a loved poem for a new video series. Watch five of them here.