Holy tapes

The university will provide video recordings of classes for Boston University students who miss class for religious holidays as part of a new Office of the Provost initiative.

by · October 8, 2008 · 1 comment · Academia, Campus, News

Details of new honor program still up in air

Six months after the university revealed plans for a university-wide honors program to replace the University Professors Program, administrators have provided few details about the initiative, including what it will be called.

by · October 8, 2008 · 0 comments · Academia, Campus, News

MET tests new ways to teach

Boston University’s Metropolitan College isn’t wasting time experimenting with new ways to teach a broader segment of the population, even as an oversight committee works on new ways to improve it.

by · October 8, 2008 · 0 comments · Academia, Campus, News

MET program puts it on the tablet

Boston University students are passing notes, avoiding the chalkboard and staring intently at their computer screens – and in at least one class, it’s all at the instructor’s request.

by · October 6, 2008 · 0 comments · Academia, Campus, News

BU still reaches out to Bay State prisoners

Boston University professor Elizabeth Barker never expected her students to lose an academic link to inmates from a nearby men’s prison, but when they did, she helped begin the BU Prison Education Program, offering college courses to inmates of the Massachusetts Correctional Institute at Norfolk.

by · October 3, 2008 · 0 comments · Academia, Campus, News

Veteran sports reporter Jack Falla is dead at 62

Boston University College of Communication journalism professor Jack Falla, a sports writer and author of several fiction and non-fiction books, died of a heart attack Sunday in Maine. He was 62.

by · September 15, 2008 · 0 comments · Academia, Campus, News, Sports