BOSTON - Boston University awarded academic degrees to 6,073 students in May 2013. Among the graduates was Natalie K. Boyle, of Manchester, who received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 33,000 students, BU is the fourth-largest private university in the country and a member of the American Association of Universities (AAU), a nonprofit association of 62 of North America's leading research-intensive institutions.