Tagged: Boston University commencement

New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks addresses BU COM graduates

Tyler Hicks (COM ’92), a BU alum and New York Times photographer who was held hostage in Libya for four days in March, was the speaker at the College of Communication’s (COM) convocation.  He urged COM’s graduates to “bear witness.”  Watch his address below:

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

U.S. Attorney General to address BU Class of 2010

Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, will deliver the commencement address at Boston University’s 137th graduation ceremonies at BU’s Nickerson Field at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 16. Holder, the nation’s 82nd Attorney General, will speak before more than 5,000 graduates and 20,000 guests at New England’s largest graduation ceremony and will receive an honorary Doctor of […]