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Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick reminds BU graduates of the importance of human connection

In front of a crowd of 7,000 graduates and about 25,000 family members on Nickerson Field, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick encouraged Boston University’s graduating Class of 2014 to remember the importance of face-to-face interactions in an era of social media. “Given the level of personal engagement that good citizenship requires, I’ve been wondering and worrying […]

Man arrested for trying to carry handguns into BU’s commencement

A man was arrested Sunday after trying to get into Boston University’s commencement ceremony with two loaded handguns. At about 1 p.m., Andrea Massa, 28, of Marshfield, was stopped at a security checkpoint and was found with two loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm semiautomatic handguns in his possession, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s […]

Student commencement speaker, Tori Gilbeau, hopes to inspire others through her actions

As College of Communication senior Tori Gilbeau delivers her Commencement speech on behalf of Boston University’s class of 2014 Sunday, she adds one more milestone to her list of trailblazing accomplishments, becoming the first African-American woman to speak at a BU commencement ceremony. At 17 years old, Gilbeau became the first person in her family to […]

BU biolab closer to full operation after legal victories

After months of deliberations. a City Council vote and Massachusetts Superior Court ruling on Wednesday moved Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories closer toward full operation. The Council voted 8-5 in favor of permitting Biosafety Level 4 research in Boston – which involves the testing and development of vaccines and treatments to combat infectious […]

$2.5 million gift creates narrative professorship

The Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation endowed Boston University’s College of Communication with $2.5 million to create a new professorship in narrative studies, the foundation announced Tuesday. “This fits in perfectly with our aspiration to be regarded as a college that puts storytelling at the center of its teaching,” said COM Dean Thomas Fiedler. “That’s […]