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BU Student Government convened in the Photonics Center for its second meeting of the semester Monday night and voted to postpone Her Network’s proposal for a $1,000 grant. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

SG votes to postpone herNetwork’s funding, approves Judicial Commissioners

The Boston University Student Government Senate gathered Monday and voted to defer herNetwork’s $1,000 funding request until the BU student organization consults the BU Allocations Board. Twenty-two senators voted to defer the proposal, seven abstained and one was against, according to the meeting’s minutes. herNetwork outlined in the meeting a total of $5,530 needed for its spring conference, scheduled for […]

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Questrom School of Business will offer a “Mini MBA for Tech Executives” program at the BU Executive Leadership Center Apr. 5-8 as part of a partnership between BU and CIO magazine. PHOTO BY ANNALYN KUMAR/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Questrom creates four-day MBA program for tech executives

Boston University’s Questrom School of Business has partnered with CIO magazine to create the “Mini MBA for Tech Executives,” which equips the executives with the required fundamental business and management knowledge to survive in a rich technological landscape. The four-day program will be offered twice, once in April and another later in September, during which seven BU faculty members will […]

by Katie DiClemente· · 0 comments · Campus, News
BU Admissions now suggests that applicants from Korea, Taiwan and China attach a video interview through a third party called Vericant to verify their English proficiency. ILLUSTRATION BY NICOLAS TEPPER/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

International students to apply with video as English proficiency proof

Boston University Admissions now recommends that Korean, Taiwanese and Chinese applicants use a third-party interview service called Vericant to send additional English proficiency proof to universities, according to the admissions website. Vericant provides “verified video interviews,” and international students, primarily those from China, can choose to add the interviews to their college applications along with their Test of English as […]

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Daniel Alford, director of the Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education program at the BU School of Medicine, recommends improved prescriber education as a solution to the prescription opioid abuse epidemic. ILLUSTRATION BY NICOLAS TEPPER/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Expert argues benefit of physicians’ opioid prescription education

Opioid prescription education for physicians allows medical personnel to properly assess the risks of potential addiction in opioid use and provide individualized care to patients, according to a perspective outlined Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine. Daniel Alford, a professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, released the three-page perspective, titled “Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain — […]

by Sophia Eppolito· · 0 comments · Campus, News
BU students call Muslim Boston-area residents to register them to vote at an event held by the Islamic Society of Boston University, MassMuslims and JetPac Inc. Thursday night in the College of Arts and Sciences. PHOTO BY ADRIANA DIAZ/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Student organization helps Muslim residents register to vote

The Islamic Society of Boston University held a voter registration phone bank Tuesday at the College of Arts and Sciences to increase Boston-area Muslim voters’ participation. Approximately 20 volunteers participated in calling potential voters and guiding them through the voter registration process. Volunteers called potential voters for approximately one hour in hopes of getting as many registered as possible. The […]

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Beginning this semester all BU students will utilize an online portal to select their on-campus housing. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Online housing application eases room selection for continuing, new students

Beginning this semester, continuing Boston University students will no longer have to visit BU Housing staff in the George Sherman Union to select their on-campus housing, BU Housing Director Nishmin Kashyap said. BU launched the new housing system October 2015 in partnership with the management platform StarRez, which allows all undergraduate students to finish their room selection processes online, Kashyap explained. […]

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Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary debriefs press about the two people shot and one stabbed Wednesday morning at 198 St. Paul St. and 75 Harvard St. in Brookline. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Two shot, one stabbed in Brookline, BU students alerted

An altercation in Brookline Wednesday morning resulted in the shooting of two people and the stabbing of another, Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary said in a statement to the press. The three male victims, who were found at two separate locations, were both in stable condition as of Wednesday afternoon. “It is very rare that this happens,” O’Leary said. “Our […]

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Boston University’s 2015 Annual Report highlights the efforts to overcome challenges it faces with funding research. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINKSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU’s research challenges, achievements emphasized in Annual Report

Boston University released the 2015 Annual Report Tuesday, which highlighted the university’s overcoming challenges amid an “unsettled research environment.” Introduced to the BU community through an email from BU President Robert Brown, the report mentioned efforts to tackle hurdles in research funding. Federal funding for research became more challenging in recent years, Brown wrote in the email. Federal government spending […]

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BU students voice concerns over lack of accessibility to transportation following the announcement of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s plans to cut the late night weekend T service Tuesday. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Students express disagreement to potential cut of MBTA’s late-night service

As the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority considers cutting its late-night service due to low ridership and high operating costs, Boston University students express concern to the late-night service’s potential restriction. Cutting late-night service aims to reduce the system’s $242 million deficit, according to a statement released earlier this month. MBTA officials will continue to hold public meetings through January and […]

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The Communications Immersion Program, a program at BU that aids in connecting Chinese students with their peers through an online portal is now expanding to reach all international students. ILLUSTRATION BY LEXI PLINE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Online communication program to expand, adjust international students

Boston University’s College of Communication will expand its Communications Immersion Program this year to help accepted international students in the COM graduate program adjust to American classrooms, said David Cotter, the assistant dean of graduate affairs. The free program, founded in 2014 as part of BU’s Digital Learning Initiative, was initially designed to provide Chinese students a six-week online academic […]

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