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About the Quad

The Quad is Boston University’s independent online lifestyle and culture magazine. Founded in the fall semester of 2009, The Quad grew quickly in staff, reputation, and readership, and now reaches thousands of BU students weekly. We are still growing. The Quad is written and managed by students, for students.

The Quad is influential. It has 3300 followers and counting between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, RSS, and its newsletter subscribers. Its staff members are leaders or former leaders of some of the most prominent organizations on campus. It is a Google News source. It is followed on Twitter by BU’s Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore, Facebook and Twitter by BU’s Executive Director of Student Activities and Operations John Battaglino, and countless other BU staff members.

The Quad is well-known. It has been linked to by BU Today, BU’s Programming Council, the largest student organization on campus, the Inter-Fraternity Council, the Marsh Chapel newsletter, BU Central, a well-known campus music venue, countless other student organizations and blogs, and the websites of many bands, independent record labels, and concert venues. It has been recognized by BostInno as a legitimate representative voice of BU’s campus and community.

About BU

Boston University (BU) is a private nonsectarian university located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. BU enrolls 16,521 undergraduates and 32,485 total students across its undergraduate and graduate schools. Students pay an average of $48,468 per year for room and board, with 4.8% of students receiving financial aid.(1)

BU students live in the middle of Boston, Massachusetts the 10th largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the country’s number 7 television market.(2)(3)

BU students shop. A recent Daily Free Press article concluded that most students are aware of and many frequent Newbury Street, a shopping district with hundreds of high-end retailers.(4)



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