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    • Nearly 11,500 students (fall 2012)
    • 85% undergraduate students
    • 1,454 first-time freshmen

She Rules

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Ever since Janell Burley Hofmann, '01,made her son sign a contract in order for him to have his own iPhone, the Cape Cod mother of five has started something of a revolution. 

The 18 rules in the contract included guidelines for parenting, but also basic tenets for civilized living in our technological age, including respecting others, taking responsibility and experiencing life fully.

Middle East Awareness

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The Muslim Students Association (MSA) is a small organization with big plans. 

The group hopes to expand its ranks, and even non-Muslims can apply.

“Anyone can join, you don’t have to be a Muslim,” said Ghada Masri, ’16, public relations officer for the group, which was founded on the BSU campus a few years ago. Ms. Masri and Sharif Abdelal, ’15, president of MSA, renewed the group last semester.

Region on the Move

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The annual Metro South Legislative Luncheon brought to campus several state and regional leaders to discuss recent developments.

Bill Morse, chairman of the board opened the event by sharing a new slogan he said summed up the afternoon’s significance, and he hoped everyone would adopt, “When Metro South is home everything’s within reach.”

BSU President Dana Mohler-Faria echoed that sentiment with his opening remarks.

Into Focus

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Dr. Bjorn Ingvoldstad, associate professor of communication studies, has been awarded a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. scholar grant that will fund a trip to Lithuania. He will spend the spring semester teaching courses on cinema and media studies at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania's second-largest city. 

Passover Celebrated

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This year’s annual campus celebration of Passover was held in the wake of a horrific crime. Three people were murdered at Jewish centers in the Kansas city area, allegedly by a man with a long history of anti-Semitic behavior.

This made the event, held in Council Chambers in the RCC to commemorate the coming out of bondage for Jews around the world, especially powerful. The event was marked by education, a sense of community and the breaking of bread.

Syria, Dolls, Jamaica and More

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The anthropology department held its ninth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, featuring five student presentations and the presentation of the Horner Awards.

The presenters and their topics were:

Eliott Rousseau - The Construction of Identity in Syria: Ethnic and Religious Loyalties in the Syrian Civil War

Tales from Afar

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The second installment of BSU’s Visiting Author Series brought to campus Dinaw Mengestu, whose latest novel, All Our Names is one of the notable books of the year. The award-winning novelist and journalist spent the afternoon discussing the craft of writing fiction and later signing books.

Mr. Mengestu is the recipient of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 award, and a 2012 MacArthur Foundation genius grant winner.

Heads of the Class

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The RCC ballroom was filled with honorees and special guests for this year’s Awards for Academic Excellence ceremony. The eight awards “all recognize high achievement,” President Dana Mohler-Faria said in his welcoming remarks.

Northern Exposure

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Mike Verlezza, '13, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Award, which will allow him to comparative research in Canada on veterans’ healthcare.

The Attleboro resident, who was an economics and finance major at BSU, said he’s excited to join the esteemed company of current and previous Fulbright awardees.

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