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    • 53% first-generation college students
    • 1,019 transfer students (fall 2013)
    • 15% graduate students

Word Up

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The National Day on Writing was celebrated on campus and around the U.S. BSU students read their work, and explored new ways to write using technology. The day also included as writing exercises and a banned books display. The annual event is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. (Photos by students Shane Lamarre and Erin O’Leary)

Global Poet

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Dr. Abdul Sattar Jawad, professor of comparative literature, Duke University, delivered a talk, "T.S. Eliot and the Arab Free Verse Movement.” It was sponsored by The Center for Middle East Studies. (Photos by student Nick Allende, University News)

That's a Take

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Students, staff and faculty learned firsthand about filmmaking when four faculty members shared their experiences behind the camera. Participating in the Filmmaker Roundtable were Professors Diana Fox, James Moore, John Mulrooney and Magaly Ponce. They have served as film and video producers, directors, screenwriters, and editors. The faculty members also showed clips from their work and fielded questions from the audience. (Photos by students Steve Rowell and Erin O'Leary)

‘Facing’ Life

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When Hilary was twenty-two years old, she purchased a one-way ticket to Singapore. She left home with just one suitcase, a love for Asian culture, and a determination to succeed. The author of One White Face came to campus to share her story and the importance of working toward success as a minority in a new environment.

The talk was sponsored by the Student Government Association, Program Committee, Dr. Edward W. Minnock Center for International Engagement and the departments of Asian Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. (Photo by student Steve Rowell, University News)

A Big ‘LEAP’

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Jillian Burr, ’02, returned to her alma mater at the behest of Professor Phyllis Gimbel of the educational leadership department. She spoke to one of Dr. Gimbel’s classes about the LEAP program she facilitates at the Earl D. Taft Early Learning Center in Uxbridge, where she is a preschool teacher.

Machine Age

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Mechanical Life, the exhibition currently at the Anderson Gallery, brings three artists together that explore the borderline between the lifeless and the living.  Nemo Gould, Tom Haney and Joe Shea create their versions of a “modern Prometheus,” by mixing automata, found objects and human emotion into delicately crafted sculpture.

Welcome Back

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BSU pride was on display during Homecoming and Family Day, which drew hundreds of alumni back to campus on a fine fall weekend. The Class of 1963 celebrated its 50th reunion, and in addition to the parade, banquets were held, Athletics honorees feted, and Bears teams posted victories in football, men’s soccer, field hockey and women’s tennis. As Louise Scott, ’63, said, “We had a great time reconnecting with friends. Still proud to be a graduate of a fine university.”

Money Matters

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President addresses Joint House-Senate Committee on student costs

Members of the Massachusetts House and Senate Joint Committee on Higher Education’s Subcommittee on Student Loans and Debt came to campus to hear testimony about the problems of rising educational costs. Several college and university presidents, senior officers and students from throughout the southeastern Massachusetts region offered testimony.

Cyber Scholar

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Fulbright scholar Dr. Katalin Parti is spending the academic year at the university, working with Dr. Elizabeth Englander, director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC).

A native of Hungary, she graduated from the University of Miskolc, pursued a legal career as a lawyer and prosecutor, and is presently a research fellow at the National Institute of Criminology in Budapest.

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