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Up and Running

Up and Running

BU students get involved with training for the 2014 Boston Marathon As temperatures drop to near or below freezing for the next few months, those who have decided to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon are lacing up their sneakers for longer and more frequent training runs.Nick Smith, a second-year medical student, meets with Boston University’s Triathlon Team in front […]

Learning by way of the stage

Learning by way of the stage

Diversifying the college experience through the performing arts Kathryn Vaz, now a College of Communication sophomore, took art classes every year during high school. She was vice president of the drama club and participated in countless state-wide acting competitions. She even started her high school’s photography club. However, Vaz said she chose to major in Film and Television in COM […]

Under the eye of the FBI

Under the eye of the FBI

Writer and professor Asimov drawn into communist paranoia Among the anti-war protesters of Boston University in the 1960s, prolific science fiction writer and biochemist Isaac Asimov made a place for himself as a professor and mentor. Asimov wrote about everything from mystery and fantasy to science fiction to popular science, but he never wrote about communist paranoia or Soviet spies. […]

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The Man. The Myth. The Legend: A look back on a decade as Dean of Students

The Man. The Myth. The Legend: A look back on a decade as Dean of Students

Setting up microphones and fixing lights as an intern in the George Sherman Union, Kenneth Elmore never expected to be sitting in his own office at Boston University 28 years later celebrating 10 years as the Dean of Students. “It’s like so many things in life,” Elmore said. “You start out thinking one thing, and as you meet people, you […]

A Ministry of Hospitality

A Ministry of Hospitality

A look into the religiously diverse demographic at a modern Boston University Boston University’s Charles River Campus, which is located at the heart of one of the nation’s most diverse cities, stretches across 1.3 miles of Commonwealth Avenue. With this location and immense physical size comes many drawbacks in creating a cohesive community and finding a common space. However, these […]

Starting-up early

Starting-up early

BU seniors discuss personal experiences with startups during their early college years Like many Boston University seniors, Connor McEwen spends much of his time involved in activities he cares about, such as playing intramural sports, eating, going to class and participating in Greek life and other clubs and activities on campus. And, like many other BU seniors, he also gets […]

From college campus to campaign office

From college campus to campaign office

BU senior shares her first-hand  experiences with Boston’s mayoral campaign Voices bounced off the white walls of John Connolly’s small campaign headquarters on Oct. 14 as volunteers made last minute phone calls informing eligible voters about the mayoral debate happening that night between City Councilor John Connolly and Mass. Rep. Martin Walsh. A volunteer in her early 20s set up […]

Lighting up at BU

Lighting up at BU

Smokers on campus engage in the debate on e-cigarette use. Lauren Howard, a College of Arts and Sciences freshman, makes her way down the three flights of escalators in Warren Towers, reaching for a cigarette in her purse. Instead of pulling out a pack of Marlboro Lights and a lighter bought at a City Convenience store, however, Howard grabs an […]

Man behind the machine: An engineer for the Curiosity rover talks about the mission on Mars

Man behind the machine: An engineer for the Curiosity rover talks about the mission on Mars

After obtaining a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Boston University in 2005, Matthew Heverly found himself working on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers teams. Working as the lead planner and driver of the Mars Exploration Rovers, Heverly spent several years testing the robot in the MarsYard, or testing area, to make sure it could withstand the conditions of space and […]

No age limits for learning

No age limits for learning

Senior citizens hit the books with BU’s Evergreen program Sitting in a lecture hall in the Kenmore Classroom Building, Neil Glazer listens to the professor discuss the fall of the Ottoman Empire on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. He is taking notes by hand, while the majority of the students in the classroom type on their laptops. Neil is also taking a course on the […]