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The breakdown of BU’s faculty diversity, cited from The Chronicle of Higher Education. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINKSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Data confirms low diversity among BU professors

Throughout the 2013-14 academic year, 79 percent of male and female professors of all ranks with or without tenure at Boston University were white, according to an interactive data map published Sunday in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Eleven percent of BU’s 1,833 professors are Asian, 3 percent are Hispanic and 2 percent are black, the report stated. Compared to […]

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The Boston University School of Law announced Friday that it will offer a Certificate in International Business Law in fall 2016 as an alternative for those who opt not to complete a full degree. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU LAW offers 12-credit certification program for working professionals

The Boston University School of Law announced Friday a program that allows working professionals to engage in courses offered through the traditional Executive LLM in International Business Law without committing to a full degree program. Those enrolled in the fall 2016 Certificate in International Business Law program will have one required course, “International Business Transactions and Agreements.” The minimum requirement […]

By Kalina Newman· · 0 comments · Campus, News

Campus Crime Logs Feb. 8 – 14

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from Feb. 8 to Feb. 14. Breaking and entering at 1 Silber Way Officers responded to a report from room 844 at 1 Silber Way Feb. 8 at 8:23 a.m. The reporting party stated that a master key was removed from a desk and used to access […]

By Alyssa Meyers· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Yasmin Gentry, a senior in the College of Communication and the Vice President of Internal Affairs, talks about Content Arm, a blog that allows senators and the student body to post about Student Government. PHOTO BY KYRA LOUIE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

SG reviews E-board election timeline, Constitution reform

Boston University Student Government met for its Senate meeting Tuesday and went over the timeline of the upcoming Executive Board election and discussed the progress of the Constitution Reform Committee. The Student Elections Commission President Grace Cusick, a sophomore in the College of General Studies, presented a timeline of scheduled activities throughout the upcoming election period. According to the presentation, […]

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BU alumnus Phil Libin speaks with WBUR reporter Curt Nickisch about his billion-dollar app, Evernote. PHOTO BY NICKI GITTER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Evernote co-founder emphasizes passion in “Entrepreneurship Conversation”

  Evernote co-founder and Executive Chairman Phil Libin shared some of his entrepreneurial experiences Tuesday with approximately 200 members of the Boston University community at the Questrom School of Business Auditorium. The talk was part of the Entrepreneurship Conversation hosted by BUzz Lab, BU’s entrepreneurship center. Curt Nickisch, a BU alumnus and WBUR reporter, moderated the free workshop. During the […]

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The Boston Redevelopment Authority announced Thursday their approval of renovations to BU residence Myles Standish Hall. PHOTO BY RACHEL MCLEAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BRA approves Myles renovation, construction to begin May

The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Boston University’s Myles Standish Hall and Annex Renovation Project Thursday following a two-month process of reviewing the renovation’s Project Notification Form. Marc Robillard, executive director of BU Auxiliary Services, said the approval was critical to moving forward with the renovation. Construction will begin May 16 and will be completed by the summer of 2018. “This […]

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A report released Thursday by the University of California at Los Angeles Higher Education Research Institute revealed that about one in 10 incoming first-year students expressed interest in participating in protests during their time in college. PHOTO BY MARY SCHLICHTE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Current freshmen more politically, socially active, report shows

College freshmen across the nation are more inclined to be politically active through participating in public demonstrations and the electoral process, according to a study released Thursday by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program. As part of the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, CIRP has conducted nationwide surveys on college freshmen since 1966, and this year’s […]

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Members of Iota Nu Delta, a South Asian fraternity at BU, view a presentation about sexual assault in India at their annual Sexual Assault workshop Friday evening in the George Sherman Union. PHOTO BY SAVANAH MACDONALD/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Iota Nu Delta brings sexual violence awareness in India through workshop

The Boston University chapter of a South Asian fraternity held its annual Sexual Assault Workshop Friday to discuss the prevailing culture of sexual violence in South Asia. The brothers of Iota Nu Delta focused on recent incidents that had occurred primarily in India and tied it back to the BU community through the conversation held in the George Sherman Union’s […]

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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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