On April 22, 2019, BUA hosted two dozen grandparents and grand-friends as part of its first-ever Grandparents Day. Guests sat in on classes, heard from administrators about BUA's unique academics and institutional priorities, and enjoyed a buffet lunch with their grandchildren. It was a delight to foster intergenerational engagement for our students and their families. We look forward to making this an annual BUA tradition! See a complete gallery of photos from Grandparents Day here.
On April 11, 2019, Boston University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Jean Morrison announced the formation of a new BUA Head of School Search Advisory Committee. Read the full announcement here.
Aaron Gorenstein ’07 graduated from the University of Rochester in 2011 with a BS/MS in Computer Science. In 2013, he earned a master’s in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, where he studied under Prof. Jin-Yi Cai, contributing to one paper in addition to serving as a teaching assistant and research assistant. Since graduate school, Aaron has worked as a software developer at Microsoft. He joined Microsoft’s C++ Compiler Team in the spring of 2014, and moved to Seattle, WA, where he met his now-wife Lenore, also an expat East-coaster. In 2017, Aaron and Lenore returned to the East coast, moving to Queens, NY. Aaron continues to work for the same team at Microsoft. In his free time, Aaron volunteers to help underrepresented minorities break into the tech industry by helping them with interview practice. He also enjoys reading books on history and ethics, as well as exploring creative... More
Over the 2018-2019 winter intercession, BUA completed Phase One of the Classroom Renovation Initiative to upgrade classrooms and student spaces. During the break, two classrooms (Rooms 209 and 210) were completely overhauled, and new smartboards, bookshelves, tables, and chairs were been installed. This short video shows the renovations and illustrates the impact of this initiative on our teaching and learning: Thank you to everyone who made a gift to the Classroom Renovation Initiative! We look forward to the next phase of the renovations this summer.
Vibhav Kumar ’20 and Nicket Mauskar ’20 provide a recap of the Boys’ Varsity basketball team’s championship season: As fall ended, winter began, along with a new basketball season. The Boys’ Varsity basketball captain and many of our star players graduated back in May, so this was widely seen as a rebuilding year for the team. Our players, mostly sophomores and juniors, challenged ourselves to not be daunted by the obstacles we would face during the season. Despite our initial doubts, everyone believed that we were capable of achieving something great. We started the season with a win against a tough team. Over the course of the fall and winter, however, we lost many tough games in dramatic fashion. The team grew closer as the season progressed and at the end of the regular season we were ready to make a deep playoff push. Heading into the playoffs as the number #3 seed, More
We are excited to announce that Boston University Academy has been awarded a competitive matching grant from The Edward E. Ford Foundation to support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at BUA. Making progress on creating a more diverse community and a more welcoming and supportive environment for underrepresented minority students is critical to BUA’s success as a school and as a unit of Boston University. This prestigious grant from the E. E. Ford Foundation will enable Boston University Academy to take important and meaningful strides towards realizing our objectives in this area. As a high school within an urban research university, BUA is uniquely positioned to serve underrepresented and low-income students. Increasing racial and socioeconomic diversity in our student body and promoting cultural competency amongst our faculty and staff will benefit all students, help advance Boston University’s diversity strategic priority, and increase BUA’s quality and impact. We aim to more fully live... More
Boston University Provost Jean Morrison issued a memo on January 6, 2019 regarding the status of the BUA Head of School search. Read the complete memo here.
Boston University Academy sophomore Rohan Prabhu '21 was named this year's Division II Soccer League Most Valuable Player for the Massachusetts Bay Independent League (MBIL). BUA athletes also earned MBIL honors in Cross Country and Soccer. Congratulations to the following athletes for honors well-deserved: Cross Country All-Star: Benny Magid '19, Nicholas Holt-Doucette '22 Division II Soccer League MVP: Rohan Prabhu '21 Division II Soccer All-League Team: Kourosh Ghaffari '19, Nikola Dobrev '20, Ewan Henderson '20, Will Reason '20, Rohan Prabhu '21 Division II Soccer Honorable Mention: Duarte Albuquerque '21, Phevos Paschalidis '21 You can find a complete list of 2018-2019 All-Scholastic athletes in the Boston Globe's special section published on Sunday, December 16.
Jessica Conklin ‘04 is a white collar criminal defense attorney who also protects clients in business litigation and students facing disciplinary proceedings and Title IX investigations. She is an associate at Laredo & Smith, a boutique Boston law firm with deep expertise in business litigation, white collar criminal defense, government investigations, business and employment law, as well as estate planning. As a co-founder of the Boston Associates Networking Group (BANG), Jessica provided an avenue designed to bring together associates from small- and medium-sized law firms, as well as in-house legal departments. Group members support one-another, explore opportunities for both professional and personal development, and discuss pressing issues that often arise in an associate’s practice. Jessica is a magna cum laude graduate of Hamilton College and a graduate of Boston College Law School. During her time at Hamilton, she majored in Philosophy and minored in Women’s Studies, and won the Earl H. Wright... More
Professor Jack Beermann, chair of the BUA Head of School Search Advisory Committee, issued an update to the BUA community on the finalist phase of the search process for Boston University Academy's next head of school. You can read Professor Beermann's complete update letter here or below. Update on Head of School Search