I’d like to extend a huge thank you to all our alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends who came to the celebration of the new Sumner M. Redstone Building and Alumni Weekend events. Over 250 people came to our Redstone Building Celebration, and we packed the Four Seasons Hotel for our Annual Reunion Dinner Gala and Silver Shingle Awards presentation.
These events only amplified how proud I am of the ongoing transformation of our school, and I hope you are as excited as I am. The enthusiasm we saw from our alumni and friends at the celebration and the enthusiasm we see from our students on campus really speak to our theme of “Thinking Forward”. We focus on integrating rigorous academics with hands-on learning opportunities that best prepare our students for the rapidly changing legal field. The new Redstone Building is going to provide the physical facility that we have long needed to enhance our students’ learning experience and sense of community.
We are less than one year away from the opening of our new building, and I hope to see many of you at the ribbon-cutting ceremony next fall! As many of you know, this building has been in the works for over 20 years – and we have all been waiting for the day that we would have this new facility. The Redstone Building represents an important milestone in the rich history of our law school and a significant investment in the current and future generations of BU Law students.
We are already thinking forward to the day when we will walk through the new entry into the glass-enclosed Winter Garden and make our way into the modern classrooms and comfortable lounges that will be located on each floor of the Redstone Building.
As Meghan Kelly (’15) said at the Redstone Building Celebration, the new building will offer not only more meeting spaces for students, but will also be a place where our community can gather and engage with each other – more easily and more often. The BU Law community is already strong, and the new building will only enhance this strength as well as our connections with each other.
The Redstone Building truly represents the importance of remembering and being proud of our past and, most importantly, thinking forward to our bright future.