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Employers prefer thinking, other skills to major, study suggests

Many employers believe a candidate’s critical thinking and communication skills are more important than the major field of study that he or she pursued as an undergraduate at colleges such as Boston University, according to a study released Wednesday. Karen Kang, a corporate and personal branding expert who completed a College of Communication graduate degree […]

Digital essay grading not in BU’s immediate future

Massive open online course platform edX may change the nature of grading at colleges such as Boston University through a new digital essay-grading system that eliminates the time taken by traditional essay grading, officials said. Jack Ammerman, university librarian and member of BU’s Council on Educational Technology and Learning Innovation, said while it is possible […]

BU ranked 35th in health research, receives ‘F’ for innovation

Falling behind many other major research institutions, Boston University tied for 35th in its quality of research in global health and neglected diseases, according to an evaluation released Thursday by Universities Allied for Essential Medicines. The UAEM development team graded 54 Canadian and U.S. universities based on each institution’s research innovation, accessibility and empowerment for […]

Financial aid letters can cause confusion, study suggests

Many students at colleges such as Boston University who apply for financial aid each year face significant challenges in comprehending their situations as described by financial aid award letters, according to a new study. The study, released Tuesday by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, found that aid award letters are sometimes unclear […]

BU addresses sequester in research open house

As federal cuts to research and education funding begin to take effect as part of the sequester, Boston University officials hosted two days of meetings Monday and Tuesday in conjunction with representatives from an outside consulting firm to inform faculty of the possible effects on research at BU. BU Vice President and Associate Provost for […]