Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Fine Work and Life of John Silber

Dear Academy Families, This week marks the passing of John Silber, Boston University’s president emeritus and founding patron of the Academy.  He was also the grandfather of three Academy students over the years. The newspapers have shared the rich and varied life of John Silber, with the wide range of opinions about his interests, civic […]

Q1: What Makes BUA Distinctive?

Tell us what you think makes the Academy distinctive

Student Summer Experience ASM

Dear Academy Families, I often like to share an exciting ASM (All School Meeting) in my weekly letters, and this week’s represents one of our best:  some of our own students volunteering to share their summer experiences. In addition to the varied mix of topics (see below), these students were poised and graceful public speakers […]

The Democratic and Republican National Conventions: A TV Review

| FROM ACADEMY PRESS | BY SOPHIA WEDEEN | SEPTEMBER, 2012 | Last week, I caught the season premieres of two quite funny TV shows. The people who brought you Herman Cain (the Pokémon-singing pizza man) and Rick Perry (our resident expert on the Federal Executive Departments) presented a spectacular new comedy: Romney/Ryan 2012. But […]

BUA Rides the Pan-Mass Challenge

| FROM ACADEMY PRESS | BY BENNETT VOGT | SEPTEMBER, 2012 | It was dark as the national anthem rang out over a sea of bike riders. The race started and thousands of people all began to move. The riders took up an entire lane of the highway in Sturbridge, MA. The 5:30am start left […]

My HOBY Experience Summer 2012

| FROM ACADEMY PRESS | BY DAVID LAX | SEPTEMBER, 2012 | June 8, 2012. A Friday, two days after I had finished exams. In the grand scheme of things, the last thing on my mind was going to a leadership seminar for a three day weekend with a small group of kids from Boston […]

In Our 20th Year As an Academy

Dear Academy Families, In this – our 20th – year as an Academy, I plan to remind our students and community of the many ways we have evolved over the two decades from our inception.  Such reminders will involve announcements at All School Meeting (ASM) about what happened in the world 20 years ago this […]

The Academy Celebrates 20 Years!

Happy 20th Birthday, BUA!

The Racers Are Off and Running!

Dear Academy Families, The racers are off and running! And the weather has been perfect (with relative definitions of “perfect” – sunny for our orientation picnic last week and rainy for our first day of classes this week). New and returning students seem to be engaged and happy to be here… just what we hope […]