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Advice, Reflection, and a Look Ahead From Our Award-Winning Students

We at the Office of Distance Education have long believed the students in our online programs are among the very best and brightest of any in the university — and that opinion was validated as fact during Metropolitan College’s recent commencement exercises, when a quartet of our standouts were celebrated with academic excellence awards. The […]

BU Online Commencement Video Diary

Two years ago we profiled one of our online graduates when she came to Boston for Commencement weekend. Jane had a great experience. We hope this year’s graduates have a similarly exciting and enjoyable experience. Thought you might like a preview.

Getting to know … the rest of BU’s Distance Education staff

By Andrew Hinkell We thought we would introduce our community to a group of people normally behind the scenes. We extended our Student Services Spotlight Questionnaire to a group of our directors, instructional designers, and administrators. Here are their responses. Eric Friedman, Associate Director What was the last book you read? I’m in the middle […]

Play our Valentine’s Day Word Jumble — and use the hints to win a prize!

Please be sure to submit your solution by 11:59 PM ET February 14, 2014 to be eligible to win! To spread the joy on this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together a word jumble full of words that relate to our beloved online community — and you’ll win a prize if you can unscramble them, subsequently […]

Getting to know … BU’s online Student Services Coordinators: The Sequel!

By Andrew Hinkell Happy Fall 2 Launch! Over the course of the next 7 weeks you will have much interaction with our Student Services Coordinators. Two years ago we posted our first Student Services Spotlight. Since then we have seen many changes to our Student Services team. We asked each of the coordinators to respond to a […]

Two-time Olympian closing in on master’s from BU online

By Dave D’Onofrio After earning a bachelor’s degree from Long Island University in 2007, Taraje Williams-Murray knew he wanted to continue his education and quickly begin pursuing his master’s — but in order to do so, he first had to find a program that would fit the challenges of his overflowing schedule. By then, Williams-Murray […]

Month after bombing, FBI agent completes her master’s degree online from BU

  On April 15, Kristen von KleinSmid was supposed to begin studying the various issues involved in prosecuting, defending, adjudicating, and sanctioning white collar crime. It was the first day of Week 6 in her final seven-week course before graduating from Boston University’s online Master of Criminal Justice program, and she was ready to join […]

Prepping for Commencement: a BU Online guide for your Boston trip

Planning on coming to campus for Commencement next month? Student Services Coordinators Emily and Laura have some tips for your Boston visit. First stop: campus! For those of you who haven’t visited BU before, we recommend taking a campus tour.  Did you know BU has a “beach”? Find out why it’s called that and maybe […]

Who we think will emerge from the Madness this March

Since our Terriers weren’t invited to the Big Dance — and because there wasn’t much interest around the office in a “CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament” bracket — we basketball fans here at the Office of Distance Education have been forced to adopt some new favorite college hoops teams as the NCAA tournament gets underway.

In typical March Madness fashion the field of 68 seems to be wide open this year, and that’s reflected in the variety of predicted champions chosen in our annual for-entertainment-purposes-0nly office pool. Among 15 entries, eight different teams were forecast as the ultimate winner, meaning bragging rights figure to be up for grabs right through the Final Four.

Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comment section, or on Facebook, and check out the breakdown of how people here at ODE and in the Metropolitan College marketing department think the tourney will shake out. You may recognize some of the names…

Welcome to the BU Bookstore

Distance education students typically do their studying hundreds (even thousands) of miles from campus — but no matter how far from Boston they may be, we strive to build connections between our students and the Boston University campus as well as to foster a feeling of community and BU pride. One of our biggest assets […]