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BU community honors Silber’s legacy at memorial

Boston University chair of the Board of Trustees Robert Knox said he was always amazed by former BU president John Silber’s dedication and integrity. “He was a fearless man with a commanding presence,” Knox, who studied at BU during Silber’s tenure as president, said. “He was unafraid to express the truth as he saw it.” […]

Boston University has 13th highest int’l-student population in nation, report says

Boston University had the 13th highest population of international students among U.S. colleges for the 2011–12 academic year, according to the Institute of International Education. A report, titled Open Doors Data on International Educational Exchanged, released Monday stated BU had 6,041 international students during the 2011–12 academic year. “We’ve always been ranked high in the […]

Unemployment, loan debt make graduate degrees less appealing to some

With unemployment still unsteady and student loan debt at its highest ever, students are questioning whether graduate school is a benefit or a burden. Rebekah Alexander, Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences assistant director of admissions and financial aid, said despite the cost and job market difficulties, a number of students find graduate […]

Students weigh benefits of combined degree experience

Jamie Lim, a Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences junior, said he applied to the Modular Medical Integrated Curriculum in his sophomore year because he liked the idea of continuing to go to BU for medical school. “I moved around a lot as a kid,” Lim said. “Having the knowledge I’d stay […]

High school course might not prep. students for college, study suggests

A number of incoming college students are unprepared for heavy amounts of college coursework, an issue officials and legislators may have to address, according toa recent study. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ study, released Tuesday, found that between one- and two-thirds of incoming college students have at least one academic deficiency. “There […]