Category: Dean’s Blog

Hold off on personal gatherings this Super Bowl Weekend

The following was sent to all students on Friday, February 5, 2021: Dear Friends, With the first two weeks of class complete and all of us returning to our routines we are still identifying a high number of students infected with COVID-19. We are also aware of the stories and social media posts of social […]

A note from Dean Elmore on January 6, 2021

A note from Dean Elmore regarding what occurred on January 6, 2021. January 7, 2021 Beloved, It is perfunctory for me to support enlightened, learned, liberal democracy but I struggle with what to do with January 6. Keeping it personal, I ask you to appreciate that January 6 afternoon feeling in your gut that sparked […]

Virtual Meetings about the Spring Semester

We will be hosting Virtual Meetings regarding the Spring 2021 semester at Boston University. We will cover student life, living on campus, testing, compliance and student expectations. Featuring panelists from: Undergraduate Affairs, Graduate Affairs, Enrollment & Student Administration, Student Health Services, Housing, Dining, and International Students & Scholars Meeting Dates 1 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January […]

Guidance for Thanksgiving

The following note was sent to all students on November 6, 2020 in the afternoon. Friends, As the last Thursday in November – some call the day Friendsgiving, others Thanksgiving – approaches we’ve put together important COVID compliance information. Please take a moment to work through this checklist: Stay Here or There and Prepare to […]

A note from Dean Elmore – November 4, 2020

The following was sent to students on the afternoon of November 4, 2020. Today, to a Beloved Community, We’ve all worked hard to build the social cohesion and spirit of community needed to deal with the coronavirus. We’ve paused to listen and reflect about racial justice in this society. We continue to have painful and […]

The Election.

By the time you get this, I have gotten back from voting or I am still on a line. There is a lot of waiting and conversation to go. Today, televisions, at various indoor locations, around campus will be available for your casual watching. In any case where we may exceed indoor room capacity, please […]

COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement

The following was sent to all students by Dean Elmore on Monday, November 2, 2020. We have had a good start to the semester, and overall, the prevalence of the virus on our campus continues to be well below what public health authorities are reporting for the city, state, and many areas across the country. […]

Keep Yourself Safe this Halloween

Dean Elmore sent out the following note to all students on October 28, 2020. Dear Friends, Each of us, sometimes, struggle with aspects of Halloween – a kind of love and hate relationship. And, now that we are in the middle of this pandemic, we’ve got more to worry about. This year we are asking […]