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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 […]

BU contrasts Boston College’s condom program halt

Among ongoing controversy at Boston College over administrators shutting down a condom distribution program, Boston University officials said such programs are important educational tools at BU. “I would say we are a different institution and I don’t want to speak about Boston College — they can speak for themselves,” said BU spokesman Colin Riley. “Under […]

Higher education may not help bridge gender wage gap, study suggests

Higher paying jobs boast larger gender pay gaps than less profitable jobs, even among professionals with post-secondary degrees from colleges such as Boston University, according to a NerdScholar study published March 26. “I wouldn’t say higher education is not successfully closing the gap, but rather that in spite of a higher education, the pay gap […]