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Update on Head of School Search

By emmeyerNovember 20th, 2018in BUA News and Stories, Homepage News

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

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

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

Ashley Stipek ’09

Ashley Stipek ‘09 graduated from the University of St. Andrews with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Affairs and a master’s degree in Terrorism Studies. Her master’s coursework focused on terrorism and trafficking, critical infrastructure protection, right-wing terrorism, and political violence. Since graduating, she has worked in Washington, D.C. in public policy, research, and communications. Ashley is currently a Communications Strategist with the Institute of International Education, a nonprofit which works to advance international scholarship, build economies, and promote access to opportunity. In her free time, Ashley runs the D.C. chapter of Nerd Fitness and enjoys powerlifting, playing board games, and traveling. How does your academic background in international affairs and terrorism studies inform your current work at the Institute of International Education? Doing both my undergraduate and master degree abroad taught me to look at experiences and challenges from a different cultural and contextual perspective. When I work on projects... More