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GIESELMANN: Tiananmen Square

Beijing is an old city. Compared with the omnipresent bright, neon lights that adorn the mass of skyscrapers in Shanghai, Beijing did not immediately strike me as a thriving metropolis, home to 21 million citizens. Instead of highways elevated above the rest of the city, allowing cars to hurtle around the city four stories up, […]

LETTER: Response to Teach for America editorial

As an alum of both Boston University College of Communication 2003 and Teach For America D.C. 2004, Thursday’s editorial “To Teach For America or Not to Teach For America” caught my eye. The piece critiques the program that led me to a career in education — one that started at COM, carried me to sixty […]

EDIT: What is #BostonStrong?

While some people were at the finish line as the bombs exploded at the 2013 Boston Marathon, others were partying on roof decks in Allston. People’s perspectives on the memory of that day are relative to how close in both proximity and emotion they were to the tragedy. As the city of Boston and the […]

HOFBERG: On Shingles

Let me give you all a free piece of advice that I wish someone had given me: if you can help it, don’t ever get shingles. Before last week, I didn’t even know what shingles was. If you had asked me, my best guess would have been that maybe it was a technical term for […]

EDIT: Keeping up with the times

As push notifications are becoming a more common way to obtain news than front-page headlines, Boston University’s College of Communication has turned its head toward this trend. Last week, COM unveiled the Center for Mobile Communication Studies, a groundbreaking step in recognizing the current and future changes occurring in mobile news media. The launch of […]