Monthly Archives: May 2011

Senior week taking place now

Each day this week, the class of 2011 has a plethora of events to chose from to celebrate the end of finals and their last week as students here at BU ending, of course, with commencement on Sunday, May 22.  Here are some of the highlights: Monday, May 16: Boston Harbor Cruise from the World […]

BU and Goodwill Industries team up and aim to recycle 70 tons at move-out

sustainability@BU is teaming up with Goodwill Industries to supply the BU community with 16 donation bins across the Charles River Campus taking clothes, shoes, linens, towels, kitchen ware and small appliances (full list).  In 2009, BU saved 6.75 tons of reusable items during move-out.  In 2010, after partnering with Goodwill Industries, BU diverted 35.24 tons […]

Spock speaking at GSU tonight

The Friends of the Libraries will host an evening with actor Leonard Nimoy tonight, best known for playing Spock on the science fiction series Star Trek.  A Boston native, Nimoy will lecture on his long career in Hollywood where he was nominated for three Emmy Awards for acting, has directorial credits on numerous feature films, […]

FitRec open house today – free and open to the public

Katie Couric to deliver commencement address

Boston University today announced that Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of The CBS Evening News, will deliver the commencement address at Boston University’s 138th graduation ceremonies at BU’s Nickerson Field at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. Ms. Couric will speak before more than 5,000 graduates and 20,000 guests at New England’s largest graduation […]

BYSO fundraiser tonight

Ever wonder who those high school students are practicing at CFA all weekend?  It’s Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), now in its 53rd season, and tonight they are holding their inaugural spring Celebratory Event at Mandarin Oriental Boston from 6:30-9:00 PM.  Along with their Honorary Host Committee Members Yo-Yo Ma, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino […]

School of Social Work adds online MSW program

The Boston University School of Social Work has launched a new online Master of Social Work (MSW) program in Clinical Social Work Practice. Taught by the School’s nationally recognized faculty, the online program will initially enroll human service professionals with a minimum of two years of supervised experience. The part-time program, which can be completed […]

BU Quad Senior Bucket List

Starting on March 1, the senior editorial staff  from the Quad began contributing weekly posts outlining the activities, places and trips all Boston-area college students should have on their bucket list.  A total of 10 posts makes up what these graduating seniors believe to be the most compelling, noteworthy “must-do’s” for all underclassmen to accomplish […]

Special Coffee & Conversation today on Obama announcement of Osama bin Laden’s death

In reaction to President Obama’s announcement late last night of the death of Osama bin Laden, the Dean of Students (DOS) office is hosting a special Coffee & Conversation today from 3-5 PM ET in the Howard Thurman Center (George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Lower Level).  Can’t make it?  DOS will be live-streaming it […]

BU Quad Bucket List #10: South Boston Street Festival

By David Bragha, the Quad writer If I had to pick one thing for everyone to do during their time in Boston, I’d probably tell them to attend the South Boston Street Festival. It isn’t necessarily the most fun thing to do in the city, and it doesn’t carry the obligatory blood alcohol content level […]