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BU, City of Boston Hold First Joint Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Monday

Newly elected Bay State Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), one of the country’s rising political stars, will keynote a joint University–City of Boston celebration of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59) holiday on Monday, January 21. The 90-minute ceremony, which will begin at 1 pm at the George Sherman Union Metcalf Ballroom, is the first […]


Have You Seen the World’s Most Famous Egg?

View this post on Instagram   A post shared by EGG GANG 🌍 (@world_record_egg) on Jan 4, 2019 at 9:05am PST It’s the egg that refuses to be eggnored. And it’s one of those cheesy stories that somebody randomly hatched and might leave your brain, well, scrambled. Bad puns aside, surely you have seen this […]


Crafting a Covetable Career

Kevin O’Connor, host of the venerable PBS television series This Old House, stands on a roof in Newton, Mass., helping fireplace installer Jonathan Hawkins attach the final sections of a new chimney pipe. “So, how far above the roofline are you shooting for here?” asks O’Connor (Questrom’99), prompting Hawkins to explain how he calculated the […]


From Opioids to Airbnb, BU Students Tackle Cities’ Problems

Last year, Carrie Preston and her colleagues teaching the Kilachand Honors College class on Global Health invented fictional crises to test what their students had learned during the semester. Yet with opioid addiction and air pollution afflicting real people throughout the city and in surrounding communities, they figured, why not use a real-life laboratory? So […]


Offering a Helping Hand to Migrants Waiting to Enter the US

On a December weekend when most students were frantically cramming for finals or getting in some last-minute Christmas shopping, Chelsea Tejada (LAW’20) was visiting safe houses in the hills outside Tijuana, Mexico, helping LGBTQ refugees from Central America who are seeking asylum in the United States. “Those stories really stuck with me,” Tejada says. “Their […]


The Story Behind Ocasio-Cortez’s Dancing Video—from Those Who Made It

It was a quiet winter week for Eric Baker (COM’13) and Raul Fernandez (COM’00, Wheelock’16)—until their phones started blowing up. A silly four-minute dance video they helped make eight years ago on the rooftop of the College of Arts & Sciences at Boston University was suddenly all the rage on YouTube. In a matter of […]


What You Need to Know about the Government Shutdown

With no end in sight to the partial federal government shutdown which began December 22, there are growing questions about which federal agencies are affected and how the shutdown might impact federally funded research at Boston University. “This is a partial government shutdown, so only select government agencies, which do not have a final fiscal […]


No Obstacle Too Steep for BU’s First Mitchell Scholar

Biomedical engineering may be one of the most demanding majors at BU, but that hasn’t slowed down Rachel E. Petherbridge. While keeping a near-perfect GPA, the senior from North Carolina is a staff writer for BU’s International Relations Review, where she’s written about Zika virus and climate change. She organizes BU’s Model United Nations conferences […]