Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Remembrance or revelry: Celebrating the Marathon

As the 2014 Boston Marathon approaches, the Boston University community is debating whether the alcohol-fueled celebrations typical of the holiday are still appropriate in light of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. “The first thing that I heard about Marathon Monday was about the alcohol,” said Corinne Plaisir, a Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences […]

City Council wrestles with risks of deadly pathogen research in BU laboratories

More than 300 Boston University officials and Boston residents attended a hearing at City Hall Wednesday to debate an ordinance that would ban BU from conducting research on deadly pathogens in its National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories. City Councilor Charles Yancey’s proposed ordinance would prohibit research on Biosafety Level 4 agents in Boston, which look at dangerous […]

Physics professors applauded for active, tech-savvy teaching

Four Boston University physics professors won an inaugural award Monday for incorporating technology to improve students’ learning experiences and equipping them with skills essential to succeed as 21st century scholars and professionals. The Office of the Provost, in coordination with the Center for Excellence & Innovation in Teaching, selected College of Arts & Sciences physics professor Bennett […]

Panel tackles challenges pregnant, parenting students face

Looking to provide resources and support for pregnant and parenting students, Boston University Students for Life hosted a Pregnancy Resource Forum Wednesday. BU employees from campus resource centers, such as Student Health Services and Family Resources, sat on the panel, which also featured representatives from the Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices and Feminists for Life. “I […]

HarvardX online courses to include faculty seminars

Seeking to expand educational opportunities to Boston residents, the Harvard Allston Education Portal announced Monday plans to enhance an online coursework program with in-person faculty lectures and discussions. Through the Ed Portal, which opened in June 2008, Harvard University has partnered with the Allston-Brighton community to increase access to educational resources for all residents of the neighborhood. […]