Tagged: BU Today

Coach Chambers heading to Penn State

BU Today reported that Men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers is leaving the University and has accepted the position of head coach at Penn State.  Coach Chambers is credited with taking the Terriers to the NCAA tournament this year and having a 42-28 record during his tenure.  Chambers came to BU from Villanova, where he was […]

The next Dean Elmore? Experience commencement through the eyes of a graduate

BU Today joined Kyle Trotman (CAS’11) at this weekend’s events from the Champagne Reception on Friday night through Commencement yesterday to offer a graduate’s perspective.

“Just stew it!” say the south campus stewards

Graduating seniors Molly Byrd (CAS), Emily Drevets (CAS) and Emily Bell (CAS, COM) gave BU Today and inside look into what their lives were like while studying at BU the past four years and how they came to give away “free stew and friendship” on Wednesdays: See more be BU Today’s Point of Departure series […]

Students spend spring break week volunteering in Washington, D.C.

BU Today tagged along with a group of ten chaperones, students and coordinators who spent their week off from classes volunteering at two organizations in Washington D.C via the BU Community Service Center Alternative Spring Break program.  In its 24th year, the program coordinated more than 300 students last week to volunteer with 36 organizations […]

“Reaching Out” Part Six: Educating Families for Life in the States

The final installment of BU Today’s “Reaching Out” series focuses on the School of Education’s (SED) Intergenerational Literacy Program, an component of the long-stading collaboration between the Chelsea Public Schools and BU. The program, which supports both children and their parents, is designed to teach English and equip families with the skills and information needed to […]

“Reaching Out” Parts Four and Five

Today in BU Today’s “Reaching Out” series, we learn more about a School of Law program, the Asylum & Human Rights Clinic (AHR), which assigns second and third year law students to help people seeking asylum and fighting deportation. Launched in 1985 by School of Law (LAW) Professor Susan Akram, the program has helped hundreds […]

“Reaching Out” Part Three: Connecting Social Workers with their Communities

Part three of BU Today’s “Reaching Out” series that looks at how BU programs are helping immigrants and refugess in Boston highlights the School of Social Work’s (SSE) BRIDGE (Building Refugee and Immigrant Degrees for Graduate Education) progam.  An outgrowth of SSW’s Refugee and Immigrant Training Program, which began in the early 1990s to recruit […]

BU Today Kicks off Immigration Series with Look at SPH Clinic for Torture Survivors

Today, BU Today kicks off a six-part series called “Reaching Out” that takes an in-depth look at the many ways the Boston University community is working to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees living in Boston. The first installment features the work being done at the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Refugee Health Clinic (CAM). Staffed […]

Afghanistan’s mineral future

Word that war-torn Afghanistan has at least $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits already has that country’s officials scrambling to start the process of opening up the nation’s reserves to international investors.  Anthropology Professor Thomas Barfield, who also is president of the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies, says cashing in on the potential will take […]

Boil-water order in effect

A major water main break is currently dumping millions of gallons of water into the Charles River.  A “boil-water” order is currently in effect for the City of Boston (including BU’s Charles River and Medical Campuses) and dozens of surrounding communities. During this H2O emergency, regular updates will be available on BU Today, or visit www.mwra.com […]