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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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Students march down Commonwealth Avenue to protest purported discrimination on campus. PHOTO BY LEXI PLINE/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Protestors rally against racist posters found on BU campus

More than 50 Boston University students and faculty and local Boston residents rallied at Marsh Plaza on a rainy Wednesday afternoon to protest the neo-Nazi posters and placards recently placed around campus. “Racist, sexist, anti-gay, Nazi supporters go away,” they chanted, holding posters and signs that read “Black Lives Matter” and “Racist and Nazis — Get off Our Campus.” Marlo […]

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The Boston University Police Department is investigating neo-Nazi posters that were posted around BU's campus over the weekend. PHOTO COURTESY MARLO KALB

BUPD investigating placement of hateful material on campus

The Boston University Police Department is conducting an investigation regarding the several neo-Nazi placards and posters found on campus over the weekend, BU President Robert Brown wrote in an email to the BU community Tuesday. The materials, containing words such as “Black Lives Don’t Matter,” and “The Nazis Are Coming,” were placed around the campus, including the entry of Yawkey […]

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Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore addresses students during the senior breakfast Monday morning. PHOTO BY KANKANIT WIRIYASAJJA/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Nina Tassler announced as 2016 commencement speaker

Nina Tassler, former president of CBS Entertainment and a 1979 alumna of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, will be the commencement speaker to address the Class of 2016 on May 15 at Nickerson Field, BU President Robert Brown announced during the senior breakfast Monday morning. Approximately 2,500 seniors attended the breakfast in Metcalf Hall at the George Sherman Union, where […]

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Mary Moore, the dean of the School of Theology, held a meeting Tuesday about plans to expand the presence of the Howard Thurman Center on campus. PHOTO BY PAIGE TWOMBLY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

University to expand Howard Thurman Center following committee recommendation

Following the recommendation of the Howard Thurman Vision Committee, Boston University will expand programming in the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground and move the center to a more spacious location, BU President Robert Brown announced Friday in an email to the BU community. The committee, appointed by Brown in December 2015 and led by Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore and […]

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Boston University President Robert Brown discusses the state of the university over the past year, and looks forward to future development efforts and strategies. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

President Robert Brown sheds light on efforts for dependence shift to endowment

“Boston University is on a journey,” BU President Robert Brown told The Daily Free Press on Thursday. Brown highlighted some of the ways in which the university aims to shift its tuition-heavy dependence to the university’s endowment, including the Campaign for Boston University that just reached its goal of $1 billion on April 14. “One of the things that BU […]

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BU Student Government College of Engineering Senator Nehemiah Dureus, a freshman in ENG, created an online petition Tuesday to gather student support for SG to allocate money for free tampons on campus. ILLUSTRATION BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Online petition supports SG to fund, provide free tampons on campus

An online petition was released Tuesday to garner students’ support for the Boston University Student Government Executive Board, which will make a decision on whether to allocate its budget surplus for free feminine hygiene products on campus. College of Engineering Senator Nehemiah Dureus, the creator of the petition, motioned in SG Senate’s last meeting of the 2015-16 academic year for […]

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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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