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Heavy fire breaks out in Allston apartment building, displaces 10

Heavy fire breaks out in Allston apartment building, displaces 10

Ten people were displaced in a heavy three-alarm fire on Linden Street Sunday evening, fire officials said. The fire at the three-story Allston home at 27 Linden St. broke out at around 7 p.m., the Boston Fire Department wrote on Twitter. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation. Damage is estimated at $750,000, Boston fire spokesperson Steve MacDonald said. […]

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In a short video, BU School of Public Health Dean Sandro Galea says research shows more guns lead to more murder and suicides.

In response to Orlando shooting, SPH launches campaign addressing gun violence

The Boston University School of Public Health launched an anti-gun violence social media campaign Tuesday, two days after a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando killed 49 and injured 53. The campaign consists of four videos, starting with one titled “The Toxic Mix of Guns and Hate.” SPH Dean Sandro Galea said he hopes this campaign will reach students, […]

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Campus News 101: What’s going on at BU

The 2015-16 Boston University school year was one marked by voices. Different groups on BU’s campus, may it be adjunct professors, BU Police Department officers, Student Government, cultural student groups or sexual assault survivors, have voiced their concerns and suggestions to the university and its student body. Will these voices lead to changes? And what impact, if any, will these […]

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Fans flock to BU bookstore to meet rapping YouTube sensation MattyB

Fans flock to BU bookstore to meet rapping YouTube sensation MattyB

  — MattyB Photos|Videos (@MattyB_Newsss) June 4, 2016 “OMG, there he is. We love you, Matty!” screamed hordes of adolescent girls waiting in line to meet their favorite music artist — and, likely, crush — the up-and-coming rap singer Matthew Morris, otherwise known as MattyB. The 13-year-old YouTube sensation greeted approximately 100 excited young fans and their family members at […]

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A study released Wednesday by the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, which included research from the Boston University School of Medicine, found a way to predict which patients may some day need life support. PHOTO BY BRIGID KING/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Study led by BU researcher to examine CTE among living athletes

Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine, in conjunction with researchers from other major medical institutions, announced Wednesday a seven-year $16 million study to diagnose Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, commonly known as CTE, a degenerative brain disease, according to BU Today. One of the main goals of the study is to identify and find treatments for CTE among the living. […]

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Top 10 study spots on campus

If you want to study for a quiz with friends, hunker down for several hours to pass a cumulative final exam or just finish reading a book that has sat on your shelf for weeks, BU offers a variety of intriguing study locations on campus (other than your dorm). Here are a few of The Daily Free Press staff’s favorite […]

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Graduates throw their caps at the conclusion of Boston University's All-University Commencement Ceremony  Sunday afternoon on Nickerson Field. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Commencement speaker Nina Tassler encourages graduates to embrace uncertainty

Nina Tassler, an advisor and former chairman of CBS Entertainment, expressed the importance of appreciating the unknown instead of fearing it during her commencement address to Boston University’s Class of 2016 Sunday afternoon. “The best antidote to fear is your curiosity and passion,” Tassler said to the graduates and their family and friends. “Embracing change and confronting fear will serve you well.” […]

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Samson Donick was arraigned and held on $10,000 cash bail Wednesday. PHOTO BY MIT ATHLETICS

Former MIT basketball player pleads not guilty to raping BU student

A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology basketball player pled not guilty Wednesday to charges that he raped a female Boston University student last October while she was asleep in her dorm room at 33 Harry Agganis Way. Samson Donick, 20, of Tiburon, California, was arraigned at Suffolk Superior Court. He was charged with aggravated rape, breaking and entering at night […]

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Ex-MIT basketball player indicted for allegedly raping student in October

Ex-MIT basketball player indicted for allegedly raping student in October

A grand jury indicted a former Massachusetts Institute of Technology basketball player Tuesday for allegedly raping a female Boston University student in her dorm room at 33 Harry Agganis Way last October. Samson Donick, 20, of Tiburon, California, is charged with aggravated rape, breaking and entering at night with the intent to commit a felony, burglary and indecent assault and battery, according to […]

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BUPD asks public to help identify individual who placed neo-Nazi poster

BUPD asks public to help identify individual who placed neo-Nazi poster

Boston University released a surveillance video Thursday morning of an individual placing a racist poster on the window of a popular campus building, and officials are now asking for the public’s help in identifying the person. In the video, the individual, wearing khaki pants and a dark hoodie, circles in front of 100 Bay State Rd. for approximately 15 seconds, […]

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