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BU received a letter from Congress earlier this week, demanding that the university be more transparent about its sizable endowment spending. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU receives letter for additional examination on endowment spending

Boston University is one of the 56 colleges and universities in the United States to have received a letter from the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means as part of the federal government’s increased effort to examine endowment-spending policies, BU’s Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore confirmed.    The 56 higher education institutions are private […]

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Lizhen Fu, a junior in the Questrom School of Business, and Bijun Zhou, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, observe a brigade of snow removal trucks as they brave the storm Monday afternoon. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Determining snow day is “complicated,” students accept in retrospect

Determining whether Boston University will have a snow day includes a complicated process that lead the BU Charles River Campus to close Monday after 5 p.m., said BU Vice President for Administrative Services Peter Fiedler. BU is also better prepared to combat a snowstorm this year compared to the last, Fiedler added. A number of other universities in the Boston, […]

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Students call Trump win “concerning,” Sanders “expected” in New Hampshire primary

Students call Trump win “concerning,” Sanders “expected” in New Hampshire primary

Boston University students express their views on the U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wins at the 2016 New Hampshire primary for the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, respectively. Trump won 10 delegates from the Republican Party with 35.3 percent, and Sanders won 15 delegates from the Democratic Party with 60.4 percent. Tyler Armey, freshman [...]
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A note released Sunday by the Boston University School of Public Health dean’s note series argues that technology has diverged the way society perceives public health as an intervention rather an prevention. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Public health efforts slow as society’s attention diverges, experts argue

The Boston University School of Public Health Dean Sandro Galea and SPH Professor George Annas highlighted the United States’ future of public health in an article released Sunday as part of the SPH Dean’s Note series. While public health efforts have led to tremendous achievements, both Galea and Annas wrote that they are concerned that society’s attention has not been […]

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It was announced Monday that the Department of Education created a Student Aid Enforcement Unit to protect consumers and taxpayers from unconstitutional actions in higher education financial aid. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

U.S. Dept. of Education creates unit to investigate higher education fraud

The Boston University administration does not expect change to its financial aid program despite the creation of the United States Department of Education’s Student Aid Enforcement Unit to investigate fraud and abuse in higher education. Laurie Pohl, vice president for Enrollment and Student Affairs at BU, wrote in an email that BU students should not worry about the creation of […]

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Campus Crime Logs Feb. 1 – 7

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from Feb. 1 to Feb. 7. Assault in Sleeper Hall At 2:53 a.m. Feb. 1, a resident of 275 Babcock St. reported his roommate began yelling at him to turn off his television and then struck him with his fist. The suspect admitted to striking the victim […]

by Alyssa Meyers· · 0 comments · Campus, News
A new apartment-style housing option will be offered to BU students in the 2016-17 school year at 1047 Commonwealth Ave. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Students will welcome new apartment-style housing for fall 2016

Boston University will offer a new apartment-style on-campus housing option at 1047 Commonwealth Ave. starting next semester, said Marc Robillard, executive director for BU Auxiliary Services. The option to sign up to live in 1047 Commonwealth Ave. in the fall is already available for current and incoming BU students on the My Housing Portal, Robillard said. The building, only available […]

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She’s the First, a national organization that raises funds to sponsor girls’ education in impoverished countries, started a BU chapter this semester. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU’s She’s the First brings mission to educate underprivileged women to campus

The Boston University chapter of She’s the First, an international organization dedicated to promoting women’s education in low-income countries through scholarships for secondary and higher education, is working to bring this mission to campus. The organization established itself at BU in January 2015 and was finally approved by the Student Activities Office in the fall 2015 semester, BU She’s the […]

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Members of BU College Republicans pose with presidential candidate Marco Rubio at a town hall meeting Monday. The group plans to attend the New Hampshire primary election Tuesday. PHOTO COURTESY BU COLLEGE REPUBLICANS

Students support presidential candidates in New Hampshire primary

Boston University College Republicans, Boston University Students for Bernie Sanders and BU for Hillary are just some of the BU political student groups who have been in New Hampshire since Saturday in anticipation of Tuesday’s 2016 New Hampshire primary. The New Hampshire primary is the first preliminary election after the 2016 Iowa caucuses held Feb. 2. In Iowa, Texas Sen. […]

by Maddie Domenichella· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies co-hosted “The Paris Climate Deal: An Inside Account of How it Happened” Monday evening, featuring French Ambassador Laurence Tubiana who represented the French Minister of Foreign Affairs at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. PHOTO BY OLEG TEPLYUK/DFP FILE PHOTO

Ambassador Tubiana shared process of Paris Conference to BU community

French Ambassador Laurence Tubiana spoke Monday evening at Boston University to share insights on the several steps leading to the Paris climate deal. Tubiana was the special representative for the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris last year. Approximately 100 students, scholars and residents from the Greater Boston […]

by Lexi Peery· · 0 comments · Campus, News