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A study published Monday on the Nature Climate Change website was co-authored by BU College of Arts and Sciences Professor Ranga Myneni, and it found that carbon dioxide emissions can increase plant growth and make a “greener” earth. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

“Greener” earth shows long-term ecological implications, study finds

Carbon dioxide emission can accelerate the growth of plants and make the earth “greener,” but that effect will not last long or compensate for the damage of the greenhouse effect, according to a Monday release in the Nature Climate Change. The research further found that the greening that had been happening over the past 33 years is “equivalent to adding […]

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A contract agreement was reached for BU adjunct faculty Thursday after the final series of negotiation sessions concluded Wednesday afternoon. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU adjunct faculty, administration come to three-year contract settlement

The Boston University adjunct faculty members and the administration agreed on a three-year tentative contract settlement early Thursday morning, 14 months after adjunct faculty unionized with the Service Employees International Union Local 509, a Thursday release stated. If the affected adjunct professors ratify the contract, approximately 800 adjunct professors at the university will have higher per-course pay, more course stability, […]

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A BU police officer hands out fliers to students on Commonwealth Avenue to garner support for the unionization of BU Police Officers and Sergeants. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BUPD patrolmen, sergeants fight for “fair” job contract

Boston University Police Department officers have passed out flyers along Commonwealth Avenue for the past week to spread awareness that BUPD’s 46 patrolmen and eight sergeants have been working without a contract for more than 10 months, said Scott Rocheville, 18-year veteran officer of BUPD. Rocheville, the president of the BU Police Patrolmen’s Association, said the patrolmen’s contract expired June […]

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The International Student and Scholar Hub, launched Monday through BU’s Global Program, compiles resources for the international population and aims to facilitate an easier transition to college life at BU. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

New platform provides resources to ease transition of BU’s international population

Boston University Global Programs launched the International Student and Scholar Hub Monday and created an aggregation of resources and information, particularly for international students. “The Hub attempts to … build on the existing and developing resources provided by our Boston University community in an effort to help ensure the academic success and well-being of our international students and scholars,” according […]

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Campus Crime Logs: April 18-24

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from April 18 to April 24. Assault at 590 Commonwealth Ave. Officers responded to Metcalf Science Center April 18 at 3:09 a.m. to conduct a well-being check on a female student. Officers located the party in the basement and noticed that she was crying and was accompanied […]

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The results of a survey released Monday by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources found that craft workers working at higher education institutions are some of the highest-paid staff members. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Non-exempt staffs in universities in the Northeast experience better pay, study says

Hourly paid non-exempt staff in higher education institutions in the Northeast receive higher salaries than those in other parts of the United States, with skilled craft staff earning a $7,000 lead from the national average, according to a survey published Monday. The survey, conducted by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, included survey results from more than […]

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The 2015 Hugo Shong Reporting on Asia Award winner, Jason Rezaian, speaks beside his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, and brother, Ali Rezaian, Tuesday afternoon at the College of Communication. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Jason Rezaian receives Hugo Shong Award, talks of imprisonment in Iran

The Boston University College of Communication presented The Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian with the Hugo Shong Reporting on Asia Award Tuesday for his work in Iran prior to his arrest. The award was initially presented to Jason’s brother, Ali Rezaian, on Dec. 8, 2015 at BU when Jason was still imprisoned, The Daily Free Press reported Dec. 9, […]

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BU Student Government held its final senate meeting Monday in the Photonics building. Photo taken April 20. PHOTO BY ELLEN CLOUSE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Initiatives, amendments passed in year’s last SG meeting

The Boston University Student Government Senate gathered Monday evening for the last meeting of the 2015-16 academic year, passing four amendments and rejecting two throughout the nearly four-hour meeting. Adrianna Ortega, a South Campus Residence Hall Association senator and a junior in the School of Education, motioned at the beginning of the meeting to revote on SG President-elect Jake Brewer’s […]

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Sustainability@BU hosted a Twitter dialogue Friday afternoon to encourage students to consider the future of sustainability and connect with leaders in the field. PHOTO BY ABBY FREEMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Twitter dialogue encourages better understanding on sustainability efforts post COP21

Sustainability@BU hosted a #CleanEnergyU Earth Day dialogue via Twitter Friday and encouraged students and other Twitter users to participate and share their visions, ideas and commitments for a more sustainable future. The four-hour conversation that lasted between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. primarily surrounded issues following the Paris Agreement on climate change in December 2015, such as ways to deliver […]

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More employers inclined to hire recent college graduates this year, survey finds

Sixty-seven percent of employers plan to hire recent college graduates this year, according to a Thursday CareerBuilder survey. The hiring outlook experienced a 2 percent increase from last year, though business remains to be the highest in-demand degree among employers. The survey was conducted online by Harris Poll between Feb. 10 and March 17, with a sample of 2,186 hiring managers […]

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