Monthly Archives: March 2011

BU Quad Bucket List #4: Beer Me, Boston.

By Chree Izzo, the Quad writer (@chreewashere) With the weeks winding down until graduation, there are many things you should do in Boston before saying goodbye to Beantown. Catch a Red Sox game at Fenway, see a midnight movie at Coolidge Corner, nosh a cannoli at Mike’s in the North End. Now, all that’s well […]

Men’s basketball enters NCAA tourney tomorrow night

Second-year Men’s Basketball Head Coach Patrick Chambers, just the second coach in the BU record book to earn at least 21 wins in back-to-back seasons, and the Terriers are making the program’s 7th trip to the NCAA tournament tomorrow night against 1st seeded Kansas.  Tip-off will be at 6:50 PM and the game will be […]

SXSW Day Four: Felicia Day on the power of niche communities

If anyone understands the power of a niche audience, it’s Felicia Day. From her involvement in various sci-fi television and movie projects, to co-starring in Joss Whedon’s cult Web hit “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” to ultimately building the wildly successful Web series “The Guild” on the donations of viewers, Day has experienced firsthand the influence […]

Current issues in education: Bullying

Today, SED is honored to welcome Dorothy Espelage, Professor of Child Development and Associate Chair in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, for its Annual Spring Lecture.  Espelage’s research addresses bullying and youth aggression. In light of the recent tragedies here in Massachusetts, the  spring lecture discusses these topics and […]

Youth Sport Coach Development Roundtable

Today  from 9am- 12pm SED’s The Institute for Athletic Coach Education (IACE) is hosting a Youth Sport Coach Development Round table Discussion  to discuss the challenges that exist in developing high quality coaches. Top researchers, youth development experts, and coach trainers will lead discussions and help participants think through possible solutions, and will create a […]

SXSW Day Three: Christopher Poole on the benefits of anonymity online

Disclaimer: Because some of the content on 4chan.org is of a considerably adult or crude nature, I’ve chosen not to link directly to the site. For the sensitive souls in the bunch, I’d advise doing some additional reading on 4chan before deciding to visit. -J. What makes an online community grow, evolve and thrive? Christopher […]

BU Quad Bucket List #3: Explore local culture in Jamaica Plain

By Heather Vandenengel, the Quad writer While I love romping around Allston or Coolidge Corner as much as the next BU student, after the third night weekend in a row spent on Harvard Ave., I get a creeping feeling that I’ve seen it all before. And that’s when I head over to Jamaica Plain. Perhaps better […]

SXSW Day Two: Seth Priebatsch on the decade of the game layer

In Seth Priebatsch’s highly anticipated keynote, the SCVNGR founder discussed how the game layer is poised to change the way we interact with brands and each other over the next decade. Referring to Facebook’s implementation of Open Graph protocol, Priebatsch noted our advantage as we stand at the beginnings of location-based services — we have […]

SXSW Day One: Fireside Chat with Tim O’Reilly, interviewed by Jason Calacanis

Day one at South by Southwest has come to a close, and I already have some important things to think about. I’ve heard Tim O’Reilly talk about the direction of Web 3.0 and what he would do if he were President. I’ve listened to a lively discussion on the fundamental rights of users on social […]

The Life of [Kerin] Riley on Lent and laundry

Kerin is spending her first Lenten season away from her family in Massachusetts.  She speaks in her latest post about the challenges of keeping to the traditional Catholic diet of meatless Fridays and fasting.  Also, she reflects on life away from home while trying to cook for herself and do her own laundry: “who would […]