BU in the News
Downtown welcomes Greenly Center project
Bloomsburg native Duane R. Greenly and his wife, Susan Basar Greenly, moved 14 times as his career took him from city to city. The Town of Bloomsburg became his anchor, he said, and soon will become home to a building that carries his family’s name. The Greenlys, members of Bloomsburg State College’s Class of 1972, are giving back to the local area with a $1 million gift to the BU Foundation. The donation from the Mechanicsburg couple will establish The Greenly Center on the site of the former Cole’s Hardware in Bloomsburg.
The 44,700-square-foot Greenly Center will house the offices of the Bloomsburg University Foundation and other tenants in a four-story structure with underground parking. Pending needed approvals, the project will begin in August with the razing of the building currently located at 50 E. Main St. Completion of the $6.5 million project is expected in June or July 2014. #SenseOfCommunity
Alumna a key figure in Boston's trauma response
Dr. Tracey Dechert, a 1988 Bloomsburg University graduate and trauma surgeon at Boston Medical Center, has been among the prominent spokespeople from the medical center interviewed in recent days in response to Monday's bomb explosion during the Boston Marathon. She has been the key spokesperson on the status of the victims, their conditions and how they were treated at the medical center. Dr. Dechert is also an assistant professor of surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine. Among the media outlets using Dr. Dechert as a source include CNN, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The toll from the bombs, which killed at least three and injured more than 170, will long be felt by anyone involved with the city’s iconic sporting event, according to news reports.