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Boston University

Latin: Universitas Bostoniensis
Motto: Learning, Virtue, Piety
Established: Founded 1839, Chartered 1869
Type: Private
Endowment: $1.1 billion (FY 07) [3]
President: Robert A. Brown
Provost: David K. Campbell
Undergraduates: 15,981
Postgraduates: 11,446
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Campus: Urban 132 acres (534,000 m²)
Colors: Scarlet and White
Nickname: Terriers
Mascot: Rhett the Boston Terrier
Affiliations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
United Methodist Church[1][2]
Website: www.bu.edu
For the similarly named institution in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College.

Boston University (BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Although chartered by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1869, Boston University traces its roots to the establishment of the Newbury Biblical Institute in Newbury, Vermont in 1839. The University organized formal Centennial observances both in 1939 and 1969.[3] Image File history File links Buseal. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Learned redirects here. ... Personification of virtue (Greek ἀρετή) in Celsus Library in Ephesos, Turkey Virtue (Latin virtus; Greek ) is moral excellence of a person. ... In spiritual terminology, piety is a virtue. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1839 (MDCCCXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Robert A. Brown is the president of Boston University. ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Boston Terriers Logo The Boston University Terriers are the ten mens and eleven womens varsity athletic teams representing Boston University in NCAA Division I competition. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Rhett is the official mascot of the Boston University Terriers and has been the BU mascot since 1922. ... Accredition organization in New England. ... This article is about the current Christian denomination based in the United States. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Education in Boston, MA. Boston College (BC) is a private university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in the New England region of the United States. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Boston redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Newbury, Vermont Newbury is a town located in Orange County, Vermont. ...


With more than 3,000 faculty members and nearly 30,000 students, Boston University is the fourth-largest private university in the United States of America and the city's fourth-largest employer.[4] The University offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees through 18 schools and colleges and operates two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood, where it is bisected by the Massachusetts Turnpike. The Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood. The 2007-2008 school year tuition totaled $34,930, with total costs (including room and board) averaging $45,880.[citation needed] The total estimated cost of attendance for the 2008-2009 school year will be $51,100 for on-campus students.[citation needed] A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A doctorate is an academic degree of the highest level. ... The Charles River from the Boston side, facing Cambridge and the main campus of Harvard University. ... Fenway-Kenmore is an area of Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) is one of the two campuses of Boston University, the other being the Charles River Campus. ... The South End is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

Contents

History

Presidents of Boston University
William Fairfield Warren 1873-1903
William E. Huntington 1904-1911
Lemuel H. Murlin 1911-1924
Edwin Holt Hughes (acting) May-Sep 1923
William F. Anderson (acting) 1925-1926
Daniel L. Marsh 1926-1950
Harold C. Case 1950-1967
Arland Christ-Janer 1967-1970
Calvin B.T. Lee (acting) 1970
John Silber 1971-1996
Jon Westling 1996-2003
Aram Chobanian 2003-2005
Robert A. Brown 2006 – present

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Predecessor institutions and University Charter

On 24-25 April 1839 a group of Methodist ministers and laymen at the Old Bromfield Street Church in Boston elected to establish a Methodist theological school. Set up in Newbury, Vermont, the school was named the Newbury Biblical Institute. is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1839 (MDCCCXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ...


In 1847 the Congregational Society in Concord, New Hampshire, invited the Institute to relocate to Concord and made available a disused Congregational church building with a capacity of 1200 people. Other citizens of Concord covered the remodeling costs. One stipulation of the invitation was that the Institute remain in Concord for at least 20 years. The charter issued by New Hampshire designated the school the "Methodist General Biblical Institute", but it was commonly called the "Concord Biblical Institute." Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs. ... Location in Merrimack County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Merrimack County Incorporated 1733  - City Manager Thomas J. Aspell, Jr. ... For other uses, see New Hampshire (disambiguation). ...


With the agreed twenty years coming to a close, the Trustees of the Concord Biblical Institute purchased 30 acres on Aspinwall Hill in Brookline, Massachusetts as a possible relocation site. The Institute moved in 1867 to 23 Pinkney Street in Boston and received a Massachusetts Charter as the "Boston Theological Institute."


In 1869, three Trustees of the Boston Theological Institute obtained from the Massachusetts Legislature a charter for a university by name of "Boston University." These three were successful Boston businessmen and Methodist laymen, with a history of involvement in educational enterprises and became the Founders of Boston University. They were Isaac Rich (1801-1872), Lee Claflin (1791-1871), and Jacob Sleeper (1802-1889), for whom Boston University's three West Campus dormitories are named. Lee Claflin's son, William, was then Governor of Massachusetts and signed the University Charter on 26 May 1869 after it was passed by the Legislature. 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1802 (MDCCCII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... William Claflin (1818-1905) was an industrialist and philanthropist who served as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1869-1872 and as a member of Congress from 1877-1881. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


One provision of the short charter, as reported by Kathleen Kilgore in her book, "Transformations, A History of Boston University" (see Further Reading) the Founders directed the inclusion of the following provision, unusual for its time:

No instructor in said University shall ever be required by the Trustees to profess any particular religious opinions as a test of office, and no student shall be refused admission . . . on account of the religious opinions he may entertain; provided, nonetheless, that this section shall not apply to the theological department of said University.

Every department of the new University was also open to all on an equal footing regardless of sex, race or (with the exception of the School of Theology) religion.


Early years (1870-1900)

Marsh Plaza and the buildings surrounding it was one of the first completed parts of the Charles River Campus.
Marsh Plaza and the buildings surrounding it was one of the first completed parts of the Charles River Campus.

The Boston Theological Institute was absorbed into Boston University in 1871 as the BU School of Theology. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1540x1024, 357 KB) Summary I am the photographer of this image. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1540x1024, 357 KB) Summary I am the photographer of this image. ... Boston University School of Theology (BUST) is an American seminary formed in 1871 by the absorption into Boston University of the Boston Theological Institute. ...


In January 1872 Isaac Rich died, leaving the vast bulk of his estate to a trust that would go to Boston University after ten years of growth while the University was organized. Most of this bequest consisted of real estate throughout the core of the city of Boston and was appraised at more than $1.5 million. Kilgore describes this as the largest single donation to an American college or university to that time.


By December, the Great Boston Fire of 1872 had destroyed all but one of the buildings Rich had left to the University, and the insurance companies with which they had been insured were bankrupt. The value of his estate, when turned over to the University in 1882, was half what it had been in 1872. As a result, the University was unable to build its contemplated campus on Aspinwall Hill and the land was sold piecemeal as development sites. Street names in the area, including Claflin Road, Claflin Path, and University Road, are the only remaining evidence of University ownership in this area. Ruins left by the fire The Great Boston Fire of 1872 was Bostons largest urban fire and still one of the most costly fire-related property losses in American history. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Boston University established its facilities in buildings scattered through the less fashionable parts of Beacon Hill, and later expanded into the Boylston Street and Copley Square area before building the Charles River Campus after 1937. Trinity Church with the Old John Hancock Tower in Copley Square Trinity Church reflected in the windows of the John Hancock Tower Copley Square is an area of the Back Bay district of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Academics

Colleges and schools at Boston University include:

Students take a break on the steps of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Students take a break on the steps of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) was formerly named the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). The College of Communication was formerly named the School of Public Communication (SPC). The School of Management (SMG) was formerly named the College of Business Administration (CBA). The College of General Studies (CGS) was formerly named the College of Basic Studies (CBS). The School of Nursing (SON) and the College of Practical Arts and Letters (PAL) are units that have been discontinued. The Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) is a conservatory-like school that operates under the Boston University system. ... The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is Boston Universitys largest undergraduate school, offering Bachelor of the Arts degrees in 23 different departments and 20 interdisciplinary programs. ... Boston Universitys College of Communication was founded on May 27, 1947, then called the School of Public Relations. ... The College of Engineering (ENG) offers undergraduate, Masters, and Doctorate degrees in four different departments: the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering the Department of Biomedical Engineering the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering the Department of Manufacturing Engineering In addition, the college is home to eight primary research centers... Boston University School of Education (BUSED) is the graduate school of education affiliated with Boston University and is located on the Charles River Campus in Boston, Massachusetts. ... BU Law Tower Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is the law school affiliated with Boston University. ... Founded in 1913 as the College of Business Administration, the Boston University School of Management (SMG) offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and Master of Business Administration(MBA) degrees, among others. ... Boston University Brussels, officially named the Boston University Brussels Graduate Center, and also known as BUB, is part of Boston Universitys Metropolitan College (MET), one of seventeen degree granting colleges that make up Boston University. ... Science and Engineering Program is a division of the Metropolitan College of Boston University. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Boston University School of Theology (BUST) is an American seminary formed in 1871 by the absorption into Boston University of the Boston Theological Institute. ... Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is one of the graduate schools of Boston University. ... Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is one of the graduate schools of Boston University. ... The Goldman School of Dental Medicine is currently a part of Boston University. ... Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) is Boston Universitys graduate School of Public Health. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1540x1024, 516 KB) Summary I am the photographer of this image. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1540x1024, 516 KB) Summary I am the photographer of this image. ...


The University offers a large number of degree programs for bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees. There are also numerous opportunities for students to travel and study abroad, with internships overseas and in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.. As of 2005 it has a 15:1 student-teacher ratio despite its large size. The College of Arts and Sciences also offers a "core curriculum", a program that provides small classes in classical liberal arts studies. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


The University Professors Program (UNI) is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to pursue a broad range of academic interests. With a student to faculty ratio of 4:1, UNI offers students a broad education in a more personalized atmosphere. Students take a common, intimate, "Core" program consisting of liberal arts courses taught by University Professors in small seminar settings. They then work closely with an advisor to craft a course of study which will lead them to an interdisciplinary degree, culminating in a senior thesis. Based upon the report of an academic review committee, a new University-wide honors program will be developed and the UNI program will be gradually phased out. Students currently enrolled will continue in the program.[5] The University Professors Program (UNI) represents a separate college at Boston University that grants degrees in fields that combine, bridge, or fall between established intellectual disciplines. ...


Core Curriculum

Mugar Memorial Library is BU's primary library
Mugar Memorial Library is BU's primary library

Offered in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Core Curriculum offers an intensive great books program for any incoming freshmen who choose to participate. Occupying two classes a semester during freshman and sophomore years, the program has four humanities sections which start with Gilgamesh and work their way through Plato, Aristotle, Aeschylus, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Milton, Dante, Bach and many more. The Social Sciences part of the program includes Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Adam Smith, Marx, and continues through contemporary works. Lastly, the science aspect of the program deals with major ideas such as big bang theory, evolution, quantum mechanics and more. Ultimately, the program seeks to combine science, math, humanities, art, and the social sciences into a cohesive program to give students insight into their world and help them become more refined writers and scholars. The Mugar Memorial Library is the primary library for study, teaching, and research in the humanities and social sciences for Boston University. ... Great Books refers to a curriculum and a book list. ... For other uses, see Gilgamesh (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Plato (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Aristotle (disambiguation). ... This article is about the ancient Greek playwright. ... Detail of the portrait of Machiavelli, ca 1500, in the robes of a Florentine public official Niccolò Machiavelli (May 3, 1469—June 21, 1527) was an Italian political philosopher during the Renaissance. ... Shakespeare redirects here. ... Locke is a common Western surname of English origin: John Locke, an English Enlightenment philosopher. ...

Grade Deflation

The independently-run student newspaper at Boston University, The Daily Free Press, as well as the The New York Times[6], have published articles exploring the existence of grade deflation. The Times discovered that administrators have suggested to faculty members deflated ideal grade distributions. Though an article in the staff's BU Today asserted that "the GPAs of BU undergrads and the percentage of As and Bs have both risen over the last two decades," the New York Times has found BU grades rising more slowly with respect to many other schools. The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences notes that BU GPAs are lower and says no one can explain why. The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...


Currently, the average GPA of a BU undergraduate is 3.04, with about 81 percent of all grades earned in either the A or B range." The article went on to note that although the university attempted to curb grade inflation and inconsistency in the late 1990s both the percentage of "A's" and GPAs have been rising since. They attributed the grade inflation not to teacher's grading policies, but to the increasing quality of each incoming class which leads to more top grades. [7]


Rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranks Boston University 57th among national universities. Boston University was also ranked 21st among U.S. law schools, 34th among medical schools, and 41st among business schools. The Biomedical Engineering Graduate and Undergraduate Programs are ranked #7 and #8 respectively in the nation and rising by U.S. News and World Report. The undergraduate program is also the sixth largest ABET-accredited program in the nation. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


The Financial Times ranks Boston University's MBA program as the #45 U.S. School for Career Progress.[8] The Financial Times building The Financial Times (FT) is an international business newspaper printed on distinctive salmon pink broadsheet paper. ...


Business Week ranks Boston University's MBA program #15, and its undergraduate business program #37.[9] BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ...


The Times Higher Education Supplement ranks Boston University the 19th best university in the United States, and the 47th best university in the world, in its 2007 list of the Top 200 universities in the world. [10] The Times Higher Education Supplement, also known as The Times Higher or The THES for short, is a newspaper based in London that reports specifically on issues related to higher education. ...


"The Professional Ranking of World Universities" conducted by the Ecole des mines de Paris, ranks Boston University the 34th best school in the world and 15th best in the U.S. for the professional future of its alumni.


Newsweek (International Edition), in its August 2006 list of the Top 100 Global Universities, ranked Boston University the 35th best university in the United States, and 65th best in the world[11]. The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...


The Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranks Boston University 47th best overall university, and 45th best undergraduate university in the United States (two schools ranked above BU are graduate schools only; UCSF and Rockefeller), as well as 81st best in the world, on its list of the Top 500 universities in the world[12]. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; abbreviated Jiao Da (交大) or SJTU), located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most influential universities in China. ...


The Center for Measuring University Performance.[13] ranks Boston University among the top 50 research universities in the country.


The Wall Street Journal ranks Boston University's MBA program 41st nationally and the Information Technology department is ranked 10th in the world for academic excellence (September 2005). The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City, New York, USA, with Asian and European editions, and a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million as of 2006, with 931,000 paying online subscribers. ...


Forbes ranks Boston University's MBA program 46th among domestic MBA programs (August 2005).[14] They also ranked Boston University as the 25th most Entrepreneurial college in America. For other uses, see Forbes (disambiguation). ...


The School of Management is ranked among the top 25 programs in the US by Entrepreneur magazine (April 2005).[citation needed] An entrepreneur (a loanword from French introduced and first defined by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon) is a person who operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Campus and facilities

The "BU Beach", located behind Marsh Plaza and the College of Arts and Sciences building, is a popular place for students to gather during warm weather. It gets its name from the wave-like sounds produced by cars passing on nearby Storrow Drive.
The "BU Beach", located behind Marsh Plaza and the College of Arts and Sciences building, is a popular place for students to gather during warm weather. It gets its name from the wave-like sounds produced by cars passing on nearby Storrow Drive.

The University's main Charles River Campus follows Commonwealth Avenue and the Green Line, beginning near Kenmore Square and continuing for over a mile and a half to its end near the border of Boston's Allston neighborhood. The Boston University Bridge over the Charles River into Cambridge represents the dividing line between Main Campus, where most schools and classroom buildings are concentrated, and West Campus, home to several athletic facilities and playing fields, the large West Campus dorm, and the new John Hancock Student Village complex. This photo of Boston Universitys BU Beach was taken by User:MC MasterChef with a digital camera in September 2003. ... This photo of Boston Universitys BU Beach was taken by User:MC MasterChef with a digital camera in September 2003. ... James Jackson Storrow Memorial Drive (usually referred to as Storrow Drive) is a parkway in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Commonwealth Avenue (often abbreviated Comm Ave by locals) is a road in the city of Boston, Massachusetts beginning at the western edge of the Public Garden, and continuing west through the Back Bay, Kenmore Square, and the suburbs of Brighton and Chestnut Hill. ... Two trains at Park Street. ... View of the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square Kenmore Square is a square in Boston, Massachusetts near Fenway Park, consisting of the intersection of several main avenues, (including Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue) as well as several other cross streets, and Kenmore Station, a T stop. ... Allston is a diverse neighborhood in the city of Boston, Massachusetts with a population which includes Boston natives, students from neighboring Boston University, Boston College, MIT and Harvard and various ethnic groups such as Chinese, Vietnamese, Brazilian, and Irish. ... The Boston University Bridge, originally the Cottage Farm Bridge, is a bridge over the Charles River connecting Boston to Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... The Charles River from the Boston side, facing Cambridge and the main campus of Harvard University. ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-City Council  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - Total 7. ...

The School of Law Tower, made in Brutalist styling, is the tallest academic building on campus.
The School of Law Tower, made in Brutalist styling, is the tallest academic building on campus.

As a result of its continual expansion, the Charles River campus contains an array of architecturally diverse buildings. The College of Arts and Science, Marsh Chapel (site of the Marsh Chapel Experiment), and the School of Theology buildings are the university's most recognizable and were built in the late-1930s and 1940s in collegiate gothic style. A sizable amount of the campus is traditional Boston brownstone, especially at Bay State Road and South Campus where BU has acquired almost every townhouse those areas offer. The buildings are primarily dormitories but many also serve as various institutes as well as department offices. From the 1960s-1980s many contemporary buildings were constructed including the Mugar Library, BU Law School and Warren Towers, all of which were built in the brutalist style of architecture, drawing mixed opinions. The Metcalf Science Center for Science and Engineering, constructed in 1983, might more accurately be described as Structural Expressionism. Morse Auditorium, adjacent, stands in stark architectrual contrast, as it was constructed as a Jewish temple. The most recent additions to BU's campus are the Photonics Center, Life Science and Engineering Building, The Student Village (which includes the FitRec Center and Agganis Arena), and the School of Management. All these buildings were built in brick, a few with a substantial amount of brownstone and have been praised for successfully combining elements of old Boston (brownstone, brick, and federal architecture) with contemporary elements.[citation needed] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Brutalism is an architectural style that spawned from the Modernist architectural movement and which flourished from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... The Marsh Chapel Experiment was run by a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School, under the supervision of Timothy Leary. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Boston University. ... Brutalism is an architectural style that spawned from the modernist architectural movement and which flourished from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... Metcalf Science Center for Science and Engineering (SCI) is a building owned by Boston University named for Arthur G.B. Metcalf. ... Structural Expressionism is a style of modernist architecture in which the core structural elements of the building are expressed in the buildings appearance. ... Morse Auditorium is a domed theater that is now owned by Boston University and used as an auditorium. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Agganis Arena is a 6,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

Cultural life

The famous Citgo sign with Fenway Park at right.
The famous Citgo sign with Fenway Park at right.

Located at the junction of Fenway-Kenmore, Allston, and Brookline, the university has long enjoyed these neighborhood's cultural offerings. In the Fenway-Kenmore area are the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Landsdowne Street. Allston has been Boston's largest bohemian neighborhood since the 1960s. Nicknamed "Allston Rock City," the neighborhood is home to many artists and musicians, as well as a variety of cafés, and many of Boston's small music halls. Beyond the southern border of the campus in Brookline, Harvard Avenue offers independent and foreign films at Coolidge Corner Theatre, and readings by esteemed authors at the Brookline Booksmith. Other local destinations for campus intellectuals and culture lovers include Symphony Hall, the Beacon Book Annex, Jordan Hall, the main branch of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, the art and commerce of Newbury Street, and, across the river, the museums, shops, and galleries in Harvard Square and elsewhere in Cambridge. The combined proximity of so many cultural institutions, colleges, public spaces, and performance outlets, with the University's own College of Fine Arts, College of Communication, University Professors Program, and other on-campus sources for cultural energy, has enabled BU to cultivate a thriving creative community. The George Sherman Student Union on Commonwealth Avenue hosts concerts and performers at "BU Central" and Metcalf Hall. BU is home to the Huntington Theater Company at the BU Theater (called the Huntington Theatre before its purchase by the University) as well as Boston Playwrights' Theatre, and hosts campus and non-campus performances in the Tsai Performance Center. Visiting artists' work are displayed in rotating exhibitions in the University's three galleries. Citgo Petroleum Corporation or Citgo, a subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., the Venezuelan state-owned petroleum company, is a United States-incorporated firm refiner and marketer of gasoline, lubricants, petrochemicals and other petroleum products. ... Fenway redirects here. ... Fenway-Kenmore is an area of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Allston is a diverse neighborhood in the city of Boston, Massachusetts with a population which includes Boston natives, students from neighboring Boston University, Boston College, MIT and Harvard and various ethnic groups such as Chinese, Vietnamese, Brazilian, and Irish. ... Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Norfolk Settled 1638 Incorporated 1705 Government  - Type Representative town meeting Area  - Total 6. ... Paul Gauguin, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (Doù venons-nous? Que faisons-nous? Où allons-nous?) (1897). ... The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a museum in Boston, Massachusetts with a collection of over 2,500 works of European, Asian and American art, including paintings, sculpture, tapestries, and decorative arts. ... Boston Playwrights Theatre Founded in 1981 by poet, playwright and Nobel Laureate, Derek Walcott, Boston Playwrights Theatre is an award-winning small professional theatre dedicated to promoting the writing and production of new plays in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

Student housing

Rising over the Charles River, Warren Towers constitutes the second-largest non-military dorm in the country.
Rising over the Charles River, Warren Towers constitutes the second-largest non-military dorm in the country.[15]

Boston University's housing system is the nation's 10th largest among four year colleges. BU was originally a commuter school, but the university now guarantees the option of on-campus housing for four years for all undergraduate students. Currently, 76% of the undergraduate population lives on campus. Boston University requires that all students living in dormitories be enrolled in a year-long meal plan with several combinations of meals and dining points which can be used as cash in on-campus facilities.[16] The Charles River from the Boston side, facing Cambridge and the main campus of Harvard University. ... Warren Towers is one of the three Boston University dormitories traditionally intended for freshmen and sophomores, the others being The Towers and West Campus. ... Among four year institutions, Boston Universitys housing system is the nations 10th largest, with 76% of the undergraduate population living on campus. ...


Housing at BU includes large dormitories, smaller dormitories, and apartments. The large dormitories include Warren Towers, the largest on campus, as well as West Campus and The Towers. Warren Towers is one of the three Boston University dormitories traditionally intended for freshmen and sophomores, the others being The Towers and West Campus. ... The Towers is one of the three Boston University dormitories traditionally intended for freshmen and sophomores, the others being Warren Towers and West Campus. ...


The smaller dormitory and apartment style housing are mainly located in two parts of campus: Bay State Road and the South Campus residential area. Bay State Road is a tree-lined street that runs parallel to Commonwealth Avenue and is home to many row houses commonly referred to as "brownstones."


South Campus is a student residential area south of Commonwealth Avenue and separated from the main campus by the Massachusetts Turnpike. Some of the larger buildings in that area have been converted into dormitories, while the rest of the South campus buildings are apartments. View of the Turnpike from an overpass by Boston University, facing east (towards central Boston). ...

Built in 1925 as Myles Standish Hotel, BU acquired and converted the building to dorm space in 1949.
Built in 1925 as Myles Standish Hotel, BU acquired and converted the building to dorm space in 1949.

Boston University's newest residence and principal apartment-style housing area is officially called 10 Buick Street, a part of The John Hancock Student Village project. The apartments at 10 Buick Street are open to juniors and seniors only, and house more than 800 students in suite-style apartments.


Aside from these main residential areas, smaller residential dormitories are scattered along Commonwealth Avenue.


Boston University also provides specialty houses or specialty floors to students who have particular interests. Among four year institutions, Boston Universitys housing system is the nations 10th largest, with 76% of the undergraduate population living on campus. ...


All large dormitories have 24/7 security and require all students to swipe and show their school identification before entering.


At least one dorm, Shelton Hall, is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of playwright Eugene O'Neill. O'Neill lived in what was originally room 401 (now 419) while the building was a residential hotel. He died in a hospital on November 27, 1953, and his ghost is rumored to haunt both the room and the floor. The fourth floor is now a specialty floor called the Writers' Corridor. Shelton Hall is one of eight large buildings at Boston University that offer dormitory-styled living. ... Eugene Gladstone ONeill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) was a Nobel- and four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Campus Police

Boston University and surrounding areas are continuously patrolled by the Boston University Police Department. All officers are certified Special State Police Officers and have full arrest authority. The BUPD is the police department of Boston University. ...


Guest and visitor policies

Changes to the visitor policy were approved by President Brown and took effect in September 2007.[17]. The new policy allows for students living on campus to swipe into any on campus dormitory between the hours of 7a.m. and 2a.m. Students will also be able to sign in guests with photo identification at any time, day or night. Overnight visitors of the opposite sex will no longer be required to seek a same-sex "co-host".[18]. The guidelines of the new proposed policy have been posted on the school's site.


John Hancock Student Village

The rear of the John Hancock Student Village, with Nickerson Field in the foreground and Boston in the background.
The rear of the John Hancock Student Village, with Nickerson Field in the foreground and Boston in the background.
Main article: John Hancock Student Village

The Student Village is a large new residential and recreational complex covering 10 acres between Buick Street and Nickerson Field, ground formerly occupied by a National Guard Armory, which had been used by the University primarily (but not exclusively) as a storage facility prior to its demolition and the start of construction. The Student Village was designed with the intention of fostering community and bridging the divide between the eastern and western portions of campus. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1540x1024, 306 KB) Summary I am the creator of this work. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1540x1024, 306 KB) Summary I am the creator of this work. ... Nickerson Field is a stadium on the site of Braves Field, in Boston, Massachusetts the former home of the National League Boston Braves baseball team, now located in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Nickerson Field is a stadium on the site of Braves Field, in Boston, Massachusetts the former home of the National League Boston Braves baseball team, now located in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The United States National Guard is a reserve forces component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air National Guard). ... The Royal Armoury, Leeds An armory (Armoury) is a military depot used for the storage of weapons and ammunition. ... For other uses, see Demolition (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Community (disambiguation). ...


The dormitory of apartment suites at 10 Buick Street (often abbreviated to "StuVi" by students or simply "The Village") opened to juniors and seniors in the fall of 2000. In 2002, John Hancock Insurance announced its sponsorship of the multi-million dollar project. The Agganis Arena, named after Harry Agganis, was opened to concerts and hockey games in January 2005. The Agganis Arena is capable of housing 6,224 spectators for Terrier hockey games, replacing the smaller Walter Brown Arena. It can also be used for concerts and shows. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... John Hancock Insurance is a loose term for a major United States insurance company which existed, in various forms, from its founding on April 21, 1862 until its acquisition in 2004 by the Canadian Manulife Financial Corporation. ... Agganis Arena is a 6,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Harry Agganis - Topps baseball card - 1955 Series, #152 Aristotle George (Harry) Agganis (April 20, 1929 - June 27, 1955) nicknamed The Golden Greek, was an American athletic star in two sports. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Boston University has ten mens and eleven womens varsity athletic teams competing in NCAA Division I. The men compete in basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, and wrestling. ... Walter Brown Arena is a 3,806-seat multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


In March of 2005 the final element of phase II of the Student Village complex, the Fitness and Recreation (FitRec) Center, was opened, drawing large crowds from the student body. Construction is underway on the third and final phase of the complex, two more residential facilities. Currently, completion of this section is due sometime in 2009.


Other facilities

"The Castle" located on Bay State Road.
"The Castle" located on Bay State Road.

The Mugar Memorial Library is the central academic library for the Charles River Campus. It also houses the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, formerly called the Twentieth Century Archive, where documents belonging to thousands of eminent figures in literature, journalism, diplomacy, the arts, and other fields are housed. Among them are Isaac Asimov's personal papers from 1965 onward, documents from distinguished alumnus Martin Luther King Jr, and the recent addition of Mary Louise Parker's personal papers. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2317x1820, 1733 KB) Summary The Castle on Baystate Road at Boston University Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2317x1820, 1733 KB) Summary The Castle on Baystate Road at Boston University Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... The Mugar Memorial Library is the primary library for study, teaching, and research in the humanities and social sciences for Boston University. ... For other uses, see Literature (disambiguation). ... Journalism is a discipline of gathering, writing and reporting news, and broadly it includes the process of editing and presenting the news articles. ... This article is about negotiations. ... Isaac Asimov (January 2?, 1920?[1] – April 6, 1992), pronounced , originally Исаак Озимов but now transcribed into Russian as Айзек Азимов [1], was a Russian-born American author and professor of biochemistry, a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. ... Martin Luther King Jr. ...


The George Sherman Union (GSU) located next to Mugar Memorial Library provides students with an expansive food court featuring many popular fast-food chains, including Panda Express (which opened Fall 2006), Starbucks and Jamba Juice. The GSU also provides comfortable lounge areas in which to study. The basement of the George Sherman Union is home to the BU Central lounge, which hosts concerts and other activities and events. There is also a United States Post Office in the basement of the GSU. The George Sherman Union is the student union building at Boston University. ... Exterior view of a Panda Express restaurant. ... For other uses of Starbuck, see Starbuck. ... Jamba Juice is a high-end chain of smoothie restaurants headquartered in Emeryville, California with over 640 locations operating in 21 states, the District of Columbia and the Bahamas. ... A USPS Truck at Night A U.S. Post Office sign The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the United States government organization responsible for providing postal service in the United States and is generally referred to as the post office. ...

The DeWolfe boathouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts across the Charles River from the main campus.
The DeWolfe boathouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts across the Charles River from the main campus.

"The Castle" located on the West end of Bay State Road is one of the older buildings on campus, and one with an interesting, if not exactly accurate, history. According to lore, the castle was built by millionaire William Lindsay for his daughter Leslie Lindsey Mason as her wedding gift. However, she was killed when her ship, the RMS Lusitania, was torpedoed and sunk by German submarines on May 7, 1915. In fact the building was commissioned by William Lindsay for his own use in 1905, long before his daughter's honeymoon on the Lusitania.[19] In 1939, the University acquired the property by agreement with the city to repay all back taxes owed; these funds were raised through donations from, among others, Dr. William Chenery, a University Trustee.[20] It served as the residence of the University president until 1967, when President Christ-Janer found it too large for his needs as a residence and turned it to other uses. It is now a conference space. Underneath the Castle is the BU Pub, the only BU-operated drinking establishment on campus.[21] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1952, 1747 KB) Summary DeWolfe Boathouse at Boston University I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1952, 1747 KB) Summary DeWolfe Boathouse at Boston University I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... RMS Lusitania was a British luxury ocean liner owned by the Cunard Steamship Line Shipping Company and built by John Brown and Company of Clydebank, Scotland. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


Parts of the upcoming 2008 film 21 were filmed at The Castle after undisclosed legal reasons prevented Robert Luketic from filming at MIT. Other areas around the Boston University campus, including Mugar Library and FitRec, also provided production locations for the film. [22] 21 (also referred to in advertising as 21: The Movie) is a 2008 drama film from Columbia Pictures. ... Robert Luketic (born 1973) is an Australian film director. ... “MIT” redirects here. ...


The recently opened Florence and Chafetz Hillel House on Bay State Road is the Hillel facility for the university. With four floors and a basement, the facility includes lounges, study rooms and a kosher dining hall, open during the academic year (including Passover) to students and walk-ins from the community. The first floor also includes the Granby St.Cafe as well as TV's and ping-pong, pool and foosball tables. The Hillel serves as a focal point for BU's large and active Jewish community. It hosts approximately 30 student groups, including social, cultural and religious groups and BU Students for Israel (BUSI), Holocaust Education and the Center for Jewish Learning and Experience. It hosts a plethora of programs and speakers as well as Friday and Saturday shabbat services and meals. [23]


Weld House, the office of the president of Boston University, is the former home of Charles Goddard Weld, a member of the wealthy Weld family of Massachusetts. The adjoining Dunn House contains the Office of the Chancellor.[24] Charles Goddard Weld (1857-1911), was a Boston-area physician, sailor, philanthropist, and art lover. ... The Weld Family is an extended family of Boston Brahmin most remembered for the philanthropy of its members. ...


Barnes and Noble at Boston University is the university's bookstore, which is located on Kenmore Square. Consisting of five floors the bookstore holds all BU students' needs ranging from books to clothes to coffee. Materials for others schools such as the Boston Architecture Center are also sold through the store. A typical Barnes & Noble bookstore. ...


London Campus

Boston University's largest study abroad program is located in London, England. Boston University British Programmes offers a semester of study and work in London through their London Internship Program (LIP), as well as an adjunct non-internship program at Oxford University, St. Anne's College. Starting in Fall 2008, the programme at Oxford will only be a full academic year term, not just one semester as its been structured in the past. The LIP program combines a professional internship with coursework that examines a particular academic area in the context of Britain’s history, culture, and society and its role in modern Europe. Courses in each academic area are taught by selected British faculty exclusively to students enrolled in the Boston University program. Upon successful completion of a semester, students earn 16 Boston University credits. BU British Programmes are headquartered in South Kensington, London. The campus consists of the main building at 43 Harrington Gardens, as well as five flats that have been converted to house students. This program is open to Boston University students, as well as students at other American colleges, and enrolls between 650 to 850 students across Fall, Spring and Summer terms each year.[25] [26] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ...


Accessing Boston University

The Campus Trolley diner on the corner of Granby Street and Commonwealth Avenue. The BU College of Arts and Sciences building is visible in the background
The Campus Trolley diner on the corner of Granby Street and Commonwealth Avenue. The BU College of Arts and Sciences building is visible in the background

Most of the buildings of the main campus are located on or near Commonwealth Avenue. The Kenmore Square area of campus (including the Boston University Bookstore, Shelton Hall and Myles Standish Hall) may be accessed using the Kenmore Station Stop on the MBTA Green Line B, C and D trains. Most of the rest of the main campus may be accessed using the B trains of the Green Line between the Blandford Street and Pleasant Street stops. The 57 Bus runs along Commonwealth Avenue and into Allston and Brighton. The MBTA Commuter Rail Framingham/Worcester Line also stops near campus at Yawkey Station. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2816x2112, 2780 KB) Summary the Campus Trolley on the campus of Boston University, taken 4/2/06 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Boston University Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2816x2112, 2780 KB) Summary the Campus Trolley on the campus of Boston University, taken 4/2/06 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Boston University Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [2] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area. ... Unlike the Red Line, Blue Line and Orange Line, all of which run urban heavy rail cars and use stations with elevated platforms (so that the car is level with the platform and thus the cars are easily handicap-accessible), the Green Line is a trolley/streetcar line and has... Unlike the Red Line, Blue Line and Orange Line, all of which run urban heavy rail cars and use stations with elevated platforms (so that the car is level with the platform and thus the cars are easily handicap-accessible), the Green Line is a trolley/streetcar line and has... The D Branch, also called the Highland Branch or Riverside Branch, is a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, along which light rail vehicles run. ... The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... The Boston and Albany Railroad (AAR reporting mark BA) was a railroad connecting Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York, later becoming part of the New York Central Railroad system. ...


The Medical Campus is served by the 1 and CT1 Buses which runs along Massachusetts Avenue as well as the 47 and CT3 buses which connect the Boston University Medical Center with the Longwood Medical Area. The Silver Line Washington Street Branch runs the entire length of the campus, one block north of most parts of the campus; it connects Boston University Medical Center with Tufts/New England Medical Center and downtown Boston. The nearest underground T station is the Massachusetts Avenue station on the Orange Line, located 3 blocks north of the Medical Center.


The Boston University Shuttle (BUS) serves to connect the Main Campus, Boston University Theatre, and the Medical Campus.


Student activities

Athletics

Inside of Agganis Arena after a hockey game.
Inside of Agganis Arena after a hockey game.

Also see: Boston university men's ice hockey Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 358 KB) Summary After a BU hockey game Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 358 KB) Summary After a BU hockey game Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Boston Terriers Logo The Boston University Terriers are the ten mens and eleven womens varsity athletic teams representing Boston University in NCAA Division I competition. ... The Boston University Terriers men’s ice hockey program is one of many NCAA Division I sports at Boston University. ...


Boston University's NCAA Division I Terriers compete in basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, and wrestling, while the Lady Terriers compete in basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and track. Boston University athletics teams compete in the America East, Hockey East, and Colonial Athletic Association conferences, and their mascot is Rhett the Boston Terrier. Boston University recently constructed the new Agganis Arena, which opened on January 3, 2005 with a men's hockey game between the Terriers and the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Boston University has won 28 Beanpot titles, over half of all 55 Beanpot Championships thus far. The annual tournament includes Harvard University, Boston College, and Northeastern University. Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is about collegiate wrestling. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... Boston University has ten mens and eleven womens varsity athletic teams competing in NCAA Division I. The men compete in basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, and wrestling. ... The America East Conference is a college athletic conference whose members are located mainly in the northeastern United States. ... Hockey East is a college athletic conference which operates in New England. ... The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. ... Agganis Arena is a 6,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota. ... The Beanpot refers primarily to a college mens ice hockey tournament between four major college hockey schools of the Boston, Massachusetts area, held annually since the 1952-53 season. ... Harvard redirects here. ... “Neu” redirects here. ...


Fight song: "Go B.U."

Go BU, Go BU!
Sing her praises loud and true!
We'll fight for our alma mater,
On to sure victory!!
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Go BU, Go BU!
Down the field to score anew!
Our hearts are with you as you meet the foe.
We hail you, Ole BU!

Due to the lack of a football team since 1997, some students use the word "ice" instead of "field" in the seventh line.


Also it is common, when singing the fight song in sporting events, for students to replace the fifth line ("Fight! Fight! Fight!") with "B-C sucks!" referring to crosstown rival Boston College.[citation needed]


Club sports

Boston University students also compete in athletics at the club level. Twenty seven club sports are recognized by the university, including: Synchronized Skating, Baseball; Inline Hockey; Cricket, Volleyball; Men's Lacrosse; Snowboard; Ultimate; Kung Fu; Fencing; Rugby Football; Synchronized Swimming; Table Tennis; Women's Water Polo; Women's Rugby; Alpine Ski Racing; Cycling; Badminton; and Equestrian Team. The Boston University Cricket Club, commonly referred to as BUCC, is the official cricket club of Boston University. ...


The BU Table Tennis team has won the divisional championships a number of times over the past few years. They attended the Collegiate Nationals and have ranked as high as the top 10 in the country.


The BU Dinghy Sailors are the most recent BU team to win a national championship for the school at the varsity level, having won the ICSA Collegiate Nationals in 1999. The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) is a volunteer organization that serves as the governing authority for all sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...


Student publications

Despite a Student Activities policy which prohibits student-run publications from receiving University funding for printing costs, student journals continue to thrive at Boston University as department-sponsored publications, edited by students under the supervision of faculty and staff advisors. The coordinator for undergraduate publications, responsible for acquainting new editors with University guidelines and directing publications staff to campus production and financial resources, has been Zachary Bos of the Core Curriculum since 2006.


The Brownstone Journal is the longest-running campus publication, having been publishing undergraduate research, scholarly articles and essays, and literary work in translation, since 1982. The Brownstone is currently sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, but was originally a departmental publication of the University Professors Program. The staff operates from their offices in the former yearbook space in the basement of 10 Lenox Street, beneath the editorial offices of Bostonia.


The literary arts magazine Clarion has been printed since 1998. The first issue, titled "?", was published by the group Students for Literary Awareness with the sponsorship of the Department of English; subsequent issues have been issued by the BU Literary Society. Burn Magazine is a younger literary magazine, advised by Professor Susan Mizruchi of the Department of English and published biannually. Clarion is an undergraduate literary arts journal published at Boston University since 1998, unique for continuing to publish despite a policy prohibiting any student journal of opinion from receiving university funding. ...


In 2006, the first issue of Pusteblume journal of translation was published by a group of former and current students of a co-curricular poetry seminar run by Professor George Kalogeris of the Core Curriculum. The journal, jointly sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages, the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literatures, and the Core Curriculum, publishes literature in translation and articles concerning translation.


The Journal of the Core Curriculum has been published continuously since 1992 by the College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum. Produced by a student editorial staff with the guidance of a faculty advisor, the very interdisciplinary Core Journal publishes academic prose, literary imitations, fictious encounters between figures from the 'great works', original poetry and creative writing, essays, artwork, translations, and even -- in Vol. XVI, Spring 2007 -- original musical compositions.


The Back Bay Review is a student-run journal of literary and critical writing sponsored by the University Professors Program.


Arché is an annual journal of undergraduate work in philosophy, whose first issue was released in the summer of 2007. It is sponsored unsurprisingly by the Department of Philosophy and published by the Undergraduate Philosophy Association.


Although officially and entirely independent from the University, The Daily Free Press (often referred to as The FreeP), is the campus student newspaper, and the fourth largest daily newspaper in Boston. Since 1970, it has provided students with campus news, city and state news, sports coverage, editorials, arts and entertainment, and special feature stories. The Daily Free Press is published every regular instruction day of the University year and is available at BU dorms, classroom buildings and commercial locations frequented by students. Information Editor(s) Matt Negrin Location Boston, Massachusetts Founded 1970 Owner The Back Bay Publishing Co. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Even more independent, The Student Underground, focuses on alternative political and cultural activity. Since 1997, issues have been published roughly monthly by a "not-for-profit collective" composed mostly of BU students. In 2007, the paper began operating under the name The Boston Underground; the original editorial focus on campus issues has over the years weakened as the founding editors graduated from BU or left Boston altogether.


The Sam Adams Review was a short-lived monthly student newspaper "providing news for the American Spirit," geared toward a conservative readership. It's staff was not officially recognized as a registed student activity group, but like the Underground was entirely student-run.


Boink was launched in February 2005 by a group of undergrads led by Alecia Oleyourryk, who was then a senior at the College of Communications. The magazine features BU students posing nude, as well as articles on sexuality. At the time of its first issue, the Dean of Students issued a statement explaining that "the University does not endorse, nor welcome, the prospective publication Boink." The magazine was then, and remains, unaffiliated with the University. Cover of premiere issue of Boink Boink is a pornographic magazine which was started by Alecia Oleyourryk, a magazine journalism major at Boston University, and photographer Christopher Anderson. ...


In September 2005, the student paper The Source began to appear weekly, and was characterized by a predominance of arts and entertainment coverage. No new issues were printed after November 2006, and it appears the publisher Greenline Media is now defunct. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Community Service Center

The Boston University Community Service Center (CSC) is almost entirely student-run, under the supervision of one paid staff member, the Coordinator of Programs and Administration (COPA). The CSC runs 13 volunteer programs related to issues of local, national, or global concern, including hunger, children, disabilities, and education. Volunteer commitments vary, from one week of Alternative Spring Break, to year-long ongoing projects.


Graduate workshops

Willing Suspension Productions provides graduate English students the opportunity to present rare Early modern drama before a Boston audience. The program was founded in 1993 and produces one play per year. Willing Suspension Productions is an extension of the Boston University English Graduate program and was founded in 1993 at Boston University. ...


ROTC

ROTC at BU traces its origins back to August 16, 1919 when the U.S. War Department stood up the Students’ Army Training Corps at Boston University, the predecessor to the current Army ROTC program.[27] Today, BU is one of the relatively few colleges and universities in the country to host ROTC units from all three Armed Services – Army, Navy, and Air Force. Students wishing to commission into the Marine Corps study as Navy Midshipmen. The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the United States armed forces present on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Other clubs and activities

  • Boston University Stage Troupe is the University's oldest and largest performing arts group. Open to undergrads not majoring in theatre, the group performs many shows a year, and also hosts special events, some of which are coordinated with the Dean of Students.
  • The Boston University Debate Society regularly competes on the APDA debate circuit.
  • The Boston University Model United Nations Association (BUMUNA) is one of the Model UN clubs on the collegiate circuit. This club also hosts two conferences annually, one for high school students and one on the collegiate level. BosMUN[28], BUMUNA's high school conference, hosts over 1,000 students annually from all across the globe. Last year, schools came from China, Guatemala, and Canada. BarMUN (Boston Area Model United Nations Conference) is BUMUNA's college level conference. BarMUN stands apart from other college conference in that the conference is a full scale simulation, ranging from 4-8 committee joint crises.
  • The Hug Don't Hate peace-building campaign, since its 2006 founding at Boston University, is focused on anti-discrimination. Hug Don't Hate has successfully established Free Hug Fridays and has received acclaim and support from the student body, the Dean of Students Office and the Student Activities Office. [29]
  • The Greek community [30] on BU's campus consists of nine sororities (eight Panhellenic chapters), nine fraternities, and recently created Multicultural Greek Council. The student population that is Greek is currently 8% and growing. In 2008, over 560 girls went through formal sorority recruitment which occurs the first weekend of 2nd semester.

The Boston University Dear Abbeys is an acclaimed Boston University all-male a cappella group. ... The International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, originally the National Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, is an international competition that attracts hundreds of college a cappella groups each year. ... Stage Troupe (BUST), now it its 58th season, is Boston Universitys oldest and largest extracurricular performing arts group. ... The American Parliamentary Debating Association (APDA) is one of two major intercollegiate parliamentary debating associations in the United States, the other being the National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA). ... A Model United Nations Conference in Stuttgart, Germany in action. ...

Notable alumni and faculty

This is a list of notable faculty members and alumni of Boston University. ...

See also

The BUPD is the police department of Boston University. ... The Einstein Papers Project, established in 1986, is dedicated to assembling, preserving, translating and publishing papers selected from the literary estate of Albert Einstein (more than forty thousand documents) and from other collections (more than fifteen thousand Einstein-related documents). ...

References

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  2. ^ United Methodist schools score high in rankings. The United Methodist Church. Retrieved on 2007-05-22.
  3. ^ Boston University | Visitor Center | About the University |History, retrieved May 6, 2006
  4. ^ Largest Employers in the City of Boston. Retrieved on 2007-06-01.
  5. ^ Boston University - UNI Program. Retrieved on 2007-09-24.
  6. ^ Freedman, Samuel G.. "Can Tough Grades Be Fair Grades?", The New York Times, 2006-06-07, p. B8. Retrieved on 2006-06-07. 
  7. ^ Berdik, Chris. "Grade Deflation or Not?", BU Today, 2006-09-14. Retrieved on 2006-10-06. 
  8. ^ FT.com / Business Education. Retrieved on 2006-06-19.
  9. ^ 2007 Undergrad B-School Rankings. Retrieved on 2006-06-19.
  10. ^ Education news & resources at the Times Higher Education Supplement, retrieved October 8, 2006
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  12. ^ Top 500 World Universities (1-100), retrieved August 15, 2006
  13. ^ The Top American Research Universities: 2006 Annual Report (2006). Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
  14. ^ Forbes.com. Retrieved on 2006-06-19.
  15. ^ BU Bridge Vol II No. 24, 19 Feb 1998 "BU Yesterday: Third time's the dorm"
  16. ^ Boston University | Office of Housing | Dining Plans and Convenience Points|Dining Plans, retrieved May 6, 2006
  17. ^ "President Approves New Guest Policy" ~ BU Today May 7, 2007
  18. ^ "New Guest Policy Means More Power, More Responsibility" ~ BU Today March 2, 2007
  19. ^ http://www.bostonfamilyhistory.com/neigh_bbay.html accessed 8 May 2006
  20. ^ Salzman, Nancy Lurie. Buildings and builders : a history of Boston University. Boston : Boston University Press, 1985. (ISBN 0-87270-056-9)
  21. ^ BU Pub offers college experience
  22. ^ Dailey Free Press, 27 Feb 2007 Actor, producer Spacey brings filming to BU Castle
  23. ^ Hillel House web site
  24. ^ [2] Harvard Magazine, "The Welds of Harvard Yard" by associate editor Craig A. Lambert
  25. ^ BU Study Abroad
  26. ^ BU British Programmes
  27. ^ Boston University - Division of Military Education, retrieved May 6, 2006.
  28. ^ web site for Boston Model UN VII
  29. ^ Hug Don't Hate :: Campaign Home
  30. ^ Student Activities Office Web site about Fraternity/Sorrority activities

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