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BUA Soccer Wins MBIL Championship

By janinaNovember 2nd, 2018in BUA News and Stories, Homepage News

Last Friday, BUA's Varsity Soccer team brought home the Massachusetts Bay Independent League (MBIL) Championship! Team co-captain Will Reason '20 provides a game recap: BUA took on Commonwealth last Friday at Winsor School, seeking to win our first championship in the 23-year history of our soccer program. The game started out tense, Commonwealth working hard as they sought revenge for the two regular season defeats we previously inflicted on them. The ball ricocheted around the field as both teams tried to force it over the top to their strikers. With fifteen minutes gone, I sprinted onto a loose ball, fighting off pressure from two defenders and guiding it clear of the commotion before slamming it past the goalkeeper from six yards out. 1-0! Minutes later, Duarte Albuquerque '21 settled the ball on the left corner of the box, dragged it away from a defender, and buried it with his right foot, rippling... More

BUA Attends Hutchins Center Honors

On Thursday, October 11, six students and teachers represented BUA at the Hutchins Center Honors in the historic Sanders Theater at Harvard University. The centerpiece of the ceremony was the awarding of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal; this year’s recipients were Dave Chappelle, Kenneth Chenault, Shirley Ann Jackson, Pamela Joyner, Colin Kaepernick, Florence Ladd, Bryan Stevenson and Kehinde Wiley for contributions to African and African American life and culture. Rukky Madu, a junior at BUA, reflected on her experience: "Last week I went with a small group of teachers to the sixth annual W.E.B. Dubois Medal Ceremony. It was a great experience that left all of us very inspired. From hearing about Shirley Ann Jackson pioneering the way for other young black female physicists to laughing at Dave Chappelle's many jokes, I was filled with a sense of black pride that I don't feel every day. The most inspiring speech I heard that day was from Bryan Stevenson. When he walked on stage, applause... More

Sam Roberts ’08

Sam Roberts ‘08 graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2013 with a BSE in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in Physics and the History and Philosophy of Science. After graduation, Sam was named a 2013 Venture for America Fellow, worked as an R&D Developer at Paragon Robotics LLC, and co-founded a company called Bookwork, which connects students to part-time work. In 2015, Sam co-founded NaturAll Club, a monthly subscription service for handmade avocado hair products geared towards women of color. He currently serves as NaturAll Club’s Chief Operating Officer. Last year Sam and his co-founder, Muhga Eltigani, were featured on Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list for Retail & Ecommerce. In his free time, Sam enjoys roadtripping, reading, and spending time with his dog. How does a mechanical engineer end up in the natural hair product business? I got involved in startups right out of college through a fellowship program called... More

BUA at the Boston Book Festival!

By janinaSeptember 28th, 2018in BUA News and Stories, Homepage News

For the third consecutive year, BUA is proud to be an exhibitor at the Boston Book Festival in partnership with WBUR. The Boston Book Festival presents year-round events culminating in an annual festival that promotes a culture of literature and ideas, and enhances the vibrancy of our city. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 13 in Copley Square from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. We are excited to announce that BUA will be a stop on the Passport to Imagination Tour, a scavenger hunt where festival-goers can make their way through exhibitors' booths, taking part in fun activities and picking up stamps along the way. Visitors to our booth can learn more about our school's academic program, enter to win a basket of books from the BUA curriculum, or pick up some BUA swag. Rhett Jr., BUA's very own unofficial mascot, will make a live guest appearance from 12:00-2:00 p.m. - More

BUA Family Picnic

We hope you'll join us for the BUA Family Picnic on Tuesday, September 4 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on BU Beach. Bring your own picnic; cookies, ice cream, and lemonade will be served! Special BUA picnic blankets and other apparel and gear will be available for purchase from 3:00-5:00 p.m. See you there! 

20 Questions with Dr. Rosemary White

Most of you know Dr. Rosemary White. You know she has a PhD in chemistry from Vanderbilt, and that she taught chemistry at BUA for six years before becoming the assistant head of school for academics and student affairs two years ago. You know she is BUA’s interim head of school for the 2018-2019 academic year. You know she is a stellar teacher, a caring advisor, a no-nonsense administrator, and a flat-out, all-around rock star. But we wanted to know more about what really makes Dr. White tick, so we sat down to ask her 20 questions about herself - some serious, some silly. Read on to learn more about the woman in Room 201. Where did you grow up, and how did that impact who you are today? I grew up in a small town in North Carolina. I have also lived in Tennessee, California, New Mexico, Australia, and Italy. Each place... More

Message from Interim Head of School Dr. Rosemary White

The below message from Interim Head of School Dr. Rosemary White went out to the BUA Community on Friday, July 20: Following the announcement of the separation of Dr. Ari Betof from Boston University, I wanted to reach out personally to reassure our community that, abrupt as this news is, BUA remains on strong, stable footing, with the support of Boston University. This news came as suddenly to the administrators, faculty, and staff of BUA as it did to all of you. We are aware that some of you learned the news on Tuesday afternoon from the Boston Globe or another media outlet rather than directly from BUA, which we regret; unfortunately, the process and timing of the communication was beyond our control. In conjunction with the BUA Parents’ Network and the BUA Head of School Advisory Board, the BUA leadership and I are working in earnest on a transition plan that both... More

Rick Florino ’02

Rick Florino '02 owns, operates, and oversees the preeminent entertainment industry writing, media training, and messaging firm Written On Time, Inc. Since 2006, he has written official bios, press materials, speeches, statements, copy, and more for countless GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum music legends, Academy® Award-winning actors and actresses, athletes, industry executives, and influencers throughout the worlds of fashion, lifestyle, technology, and beyond. The company is headquartered on Hollywood Boulevard with a staff of three. He has written two critically acclaimed books: the underground phenomenon Dolor, and sought-after entertainment industry guide Do The Devil’s Work For Him (co-written with Amy Sciarretto). He has two film projects in development with major award-winning production partners. His journey began in Boston, MA as a lifelong film and music aficionado. He attended Boston University Academy and graduated Magna Cum Laude in ’04 from Boston University’s College of Communications at 19 years old due to getting a jump start on college at 15 at BUA. His... More

Important Announcement from the Office of BU Provost Jean Morrison

To the Boston University Academy Community, I write to let you know that we have separated Dr. Ari Betof from employment as Head of School at Boston University Academy (BUA). While it is our policy not to comment on personnel matters, we can say that the reason for the separation does not involve any current or former BUA student or any other member of the BUA community. Assistant Head of School Dr. Rosemary White has agreed to serve as the interim Head of School of BUA, effective immediately. Rosemary received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Vanderbilt University. She was a Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow/Lecturer for two years at Boston University before she joined the Academy. Rosemary also has extensive teaching experience as an undergraduate and a doctoral candidate. Rosemary has been at BUA for eight years. Before she assumed her... More