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Longer class time for public HS could lead to more diverse colleges

While a collaborative effort by state leaders, the Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time and Learning to add 300 hours of class time to select public schools might not directly affect BU students, School of Education professor Philip Tate said BU’s diversity might increase as a result. Tate said the initiative is expected […]

BU reports 40 percent more E.D. apps

Boston University received over 40 percent more applications for early decision in 2012 than it did in 2011, BU officials said. Colin Riley, BU spokesman, said 1,505 people applied for early decision admission to BU for the fall 2013 semester, while only 1,069 applied for early admission for the fall 2012 semester. “BU admissions professionals […]

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 […]