September After graduation inGhosn spent 18 years at MichelinEurope's largest tire maker, initially training and working in several plants in France and Germany.
The University organized formal Centennial observances both in and Inthe Congregational Society in Concord, New Hampshireinvited the Institute to relocate to Concord and offered a disused Congregational church building with a capacity of people.
Other citizens of Concord covered the remodeling costs.
One stipulation of the invitation was that the Institute remain in Concord for at least 20 years. Inthree trustees of the Boston Theological Institute obtained from the Massachusetts Legislature a charter for a university by name of "Boston University".
These trustees were successful Boston businessmen and Methodist laymen, with a history of involvement in educational enterprises and became the founders of Boston University. Lee Claflin's son, Williamwas then Governor of Massachusetts and signed the University Charter on May 26, after it was passed by the Legislature.
As reported by Kathleen Kilgore in her book, Transformations, A History of Boston University see Further readingthe founders directed the inclusion in the Charter of the following provision, unusual for its time: No instructor in said University shall ever be required by the Trustees to profess any particular religious opinions as a test of office, and no student shall be refused admission Every department of the new university was also open to all on an equal footing regardless of sex, race, or with the exception of the School of Theology religion.
Kilgore describes this as the largest single donation to an American college or university to that time. By December, however, the Great Boston Fire of had destroyed all but one of the buildings Rich had left to the University, and the insurance companies with which they had been insured were bankrupt.
The value of his estate, when turned over to the University inwas half what it had been in Street names in the area, including Claflin Road, Claflin Path, and University Road, are the only remaining evidence of University ownership in this area. Following the fire, Boston University established its new facilities in buildings scattered throughout Beacon Hill and later expanded into the Boylston Street and Copley Square area before building its Charles River Campus in the s.
Bowne, an important figure in the history of American religious thought, was an American Christian philosopher and theologian in the Methodist tradition.
He is known for his contributions to personalisma philosophical branch of liberal theology. InBoston University became the first American university to award a Ph. Plans for a riverside quadrangle with a Gothic Revival administrative tower modeled on the "Old Boston Stump" in BostonEngland were scaled back in the late s when the State Metropolitan District Commission used eminent domain to seize riverfront land for Storrow Drive.
Marshled a series of fundraising campaigns interrupted by both the Great Depression and World War II that helped Marsh to achieve his dream and to gradually fill in the University's new campus.
Case became the school's fifth president and under his direction the character of the campus changed significantly, as he sought to change the school into a national research university. The first large dorms, Claflin, Rich and Sleeper Halls in West Campus were built, and in construction began on Commonwealth Avenuelater named Warren Towersdesigned to house students.
The College of Engineering and College of Communication were housed in a former stable building and auto-show room, respectively.
When a mini-squabble over editorial policy at college radio WBUR-FM — whose offices were under a tall radio antenna mast in front of the School of Public Relations and Communications later College of Communications — started growing in the spring ofCase persuaded university trustees that the university should take over the widely heard radio station now a major outlet for National Public Radio and still a B.
The trustees approved the firing of student managers and clamped down on programming and editorial policy, which had been led by the late Jim Thistle, later a major force in Boston's broadcast news milieu. The on-campus political dispute between Case's conservative administration and the suddenly active and mostly liberal student body led to other disputes over B.
News and the Scarlet, a fraternity association newspaper.
The Presidency of John Silber also saw much expansion. In the late s, the Lahey Clinic vacated its building at Commonwealth Avenue and moved to Burlington, Massachusetts. The vacated building was purchased by BU to house the School of Education.
During his tenure, Brown has strengthened the core missions of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, interdisciplinary workand research and scholarship across all 17 schools and colleges.
InBrown introduced his year strategic planwhich articulates BU's core values in a set of institutional commitments and defines goals to be met to establish BU as one of the largest private research universities. One overriding goal has been to break down the barriers between the University's 17 schools and colleges that had evolved over the decades and find ways to combine different fields and researchers within interdisciplinary research centers.
This philosophy of creating new knowledge from a variety of corners of the University extends to undergraduate education, as well, which has been overhauled to expose students to new fields and ways of thinking and problem solving.
This includes requiring course work outside their majors, development of personal communications skills, and cross-school collaborations. That new curriculum, called the BU Hub, goes into effect in BU, one of only four universities invited to join the group sincebecame the 62nd member.
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