D.C. program names interim director

Boston University associate journalism professor Nick Mills will serve as the new interim director for BU’s Washington Internship Program, Associate Provost for International Programs Ben DeWinter announced in an email to faculty last Thursday.

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BU humanities professor knighted

A Boston University humanities professor was knighted last week for services in scholarship in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Christopher Ricks, former University of Oxford professor of poetry, will be going to Buckingham Palace sometime in the next six months for the official ceremony, Cabinet Office spokesman Alex Marklew said.

Former dermatology professor dies of heart attack

Former Boston University School of Medicine professor Dr. Lawrence Norton, who lectured for years in the dermatology department on nail disorders, died last month in Newton-Wellesley Hospital after suffering a heart attack while golfing. He was 78.

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State fuels student loans with $300 million

Students unsure whether they will receive student loans during the economic crisis saw a ray of light when Gov. Deval Patrick announced the infusion of millions of dollars into a state loan agency last week.

Getting ‘Linked In’ to Get Paid

When most students entered the Facebook realm of tagged photos, wall posts and poke wars, they did so with the innocent intention of sharing information with a network of mostly college-age friends.

BU fixing pay gaps

Many in academia say it’s the million dollar question: Is it possible for all female professors to earn salaries equal to their male peers? It’s a question that Boston University continues to struggle with, but in recent years the university’s administration has not been entirely without answers.

College graduates’ job market woes

After four years in cozy dorms, welcoming classrooms and bustling dining halls, college students face the harsh challenges of entering the professional world ‘-‘- moving out, paying back loans and graduate school expenses ‘-‘- all within a failing economy.

Obama largely favored for economic recovery

At Boston University, Barack Obama means business. When it comes to economic issues like jobs, health care and investments, much of the BU community trusts Obama more than it trusts John McCain, a survey suggests.

BU looks to unify honors standards

Every college within Boston University has different requirements for what qualifies a student for the dean’s list, but that could all change with a plan that would standardize the minimum grade point average and other factors across all 18 colleges within the university.

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On high holidays, students and professors at odds over absences

Even as the sun sets today on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, members of the Boston University community say the conflict between professors and students over balancing religious observance and academic responsibilities continues.

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