Posts by: Jenny Mackintosh

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Boston University Commencement 2011: Guide to content and live coverage

Boston University’s 138th All-University Commencement will take place this Sunday, May 22, 2011. For a snapshot of the day’s coverage and ways to participate, check the sections below: Commencement Coverage – For news on Commencement, speaker profiles and Commencement-related activities, visit BU Today’s Commencement 2011 News Coverage landing page. – For a full schedule of […]

Studying a third language through a second: Senior Yue Huang on her BU experience

Senior Yue Huang (COM’11) traveled from her home in Beijing to Boston University, and quickly learned that although she knew English, her American slang could use some work. She didn’t stop there — using her second language to learn her third (Spanish), and eventually her fourth (French). In Points of Departure, Huang talks about growing […]

MTV’s “Staying Alive Ignite” HIV/AIDS awareness campaign comes to campus April 21 & 22

As part of MTV’s “Staying Alive” campaign, “Ignite” addresses the stigmas of an HIV or AIDS diagnosis — as well as virus education and attitudes about safe sex — against the backdrop of youth culture in various locales, including Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine. On April 21st and 22nd, the campaign is coming to […]

Getting to know the Howard Thurman Center

We spotted this video on the Howard Thurman Center’s Culture Shock blog. Learn a bit more about the HTC’s mission and culture, and meet some of the people who call it home. Want to learn more? Visit their website, or reach out to the Center’s Assistant Director, Raul Fernandez, via e-mail or on Twitter.

Dean of Students’ “Green Team” recruiting for April 2011

The Boston University Dean of Students office is teaming up with the Boston Red Sox for another year with the Green Team — collecting recyclables between innings to help with sustainability efforts at Fenway. Learn more about the BU Green Team on the Dean of Students website. Photo courtesy Susan Lebovits.

Welcoming the Terriers of 2015: A note from our Dean of Students

Over the weekend, Boston University sent out a round of invitations to the Class of 2015. Our Dean of Students, Kenneth Elmore, has a few words for our new Terriers as they make their final decisions. Invitations Are Out — Hey New Terriers! (Kenn 2.0) More: A Few Favorite Things (Kenn 2.0)

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]