Posts by: Tom Testa

President Brown discusses higher ed issues on Bloomberg Radio

BU President Dr. Robert Brown recently joined Jane Williams on her Bloomberg EDU radio show to discuss big picture issues facing higher education institutions.  The discussion included the importance of career services on campus, to the difficult economic times facing Universities, to study abroad and research funding. Part 1 (audio link) Part 2 (audio link)

Terrier Tech debuts with review of latest 4G device

If you’ve seen Best Buy’s brilliant “Technology Moves Fast” commercial, you understand those words couldn’t be more true.   Well BU’s newest segment, Terrier Tech, is here to help lessen the “cool today, outdated an hour from now” blow by reviewing the latest mobile phones, tablets, apps, and other devices.  Their first review features the HTC […]

Men’s basketball takes center stage at Madison Square Garden

On what many fans call the biggest stage in college sports, the Boston University men’s basketball team will square off against the Albany Great Danes tonight at Madison Square Garden.  With tip-off set for 9:30 p.m, the Terriers (12-13, 7-4 AE) will be competing in the first-ever America East match-up at MSG.

Record 41,000+ and Counting Join Class of 2015 Applicant Pool

A record 41,734 applications, – up 9 percent from last year – have been submitted to BU’s undergraduate programs from prospective students vying for one of 4,000 slots in next year’s freshman class.  Extremely well prepared and more diverse than last year’s group, the applicants have a higher grade point average and SAT score averages […]

MLK: How a Man Became an Icon

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2010 Interactive Annual Report

@BU_Tweets leads the Twitter pack! recently asked Boston students: How Does Your School Stack Up on Twitter? The Answer: Boston University‘s Twitter handle, @BU_Tweets, ranks #1!

BU’s class of 1970 gets what they’ve long deserved, a graduation ceremony!

1970 was a year that saw the Beatles break up, the first Earth Day celebrated in the U.S., and All My Children hit the ABC airwaves.  Born in 1970 were Actor Matt Damon and figure skating sweetheart Tonya Harding, while rock legends Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix joined the 27 Club.  However, 1970 was also […]

The Kennedy Legacy

Available for comment on the legacy of Senator Ted Kennedy is Boston University political expert and a long time Kennedy watcher, Thomas Whalen.  Contact Whalen at 617-353-2240.

CIA deceives Congress

In a recent post on’s “The Arena” blog, political expert Thomas Whalen, a professor of social sciences in the College of General Studies, writes “the admission erodes the public’s already waning confidence in our intelligence community.”  Whalen can be reached at