Brewing a Legacy: An Interview with Michelle Sullivan (COM’95)  

Professor Michelle Sullivan begins her first semester of teaching advertising this year, but her affiliation with the College of Communication started much earlier. A 1995 COM graduate, Sullivan has since stemmed in her field, due in large part to her positive attitude and also her knack for networking. She was the senior brand manager at Boston Beer Company for the past 17 years, and was selected as the one…

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A Spark in the Dark: An Interview with Sumaira Ahmed (COM’10) 

In 2014, Bollywood triple threat and COM alumna, Sumaira Ahmed, was diagnosed with sero-negative neuromyelitis optica (NMO)—a rare autoimmune disease. Ahmed channeled this hardship into passion and determination by creating The Sumaira Foundation for NMO. Ahmed implements the confidence and skills she acquired at BU into all her endeavors. Shira Levin: In the video, Illuminating the Darkness of Neuromyelitis Optica—The Sumaira Foundation, you say your life changed overnight. Can you elaborate on this?  Sumaira Ahmed: After college, I started…

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Gender discrimination affects company performance, first-of-its kind research from Dr. Arunima Krishna

“If I were to tell you right now that your favorite company has been accused of discriminating against their employees based on their gender, would you still consume from them?”   Dr. Arunima Krishna, Associate Professor of Public Relations at COM, and her colleague Dr. Soojin Kim from Singapore Management University pose this question in their latest research about how…

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A Habit for Humanity: Fatima Abou Nassif (COM’14)

Fatima Nassif, former Editor-in-Chief of the COMmunicator, possesses a remarkable sense of compassion and wisdom. Her enthusiasm for community, travel, and culture acts as a driving force for her humanitarian endeavors. Originally from Beirut, Nassif explored her passion for community service while at BU. During her 2014 spring break, Nassif volunteered…

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