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Homework helpful for K-12 students, study suggests

Homework assignments are beneficial to K-12 students for various reasons, including better preparedness for institutions of higher education such as Boston University, according to a survey published Tuesday by the University of Phoenix. “Homework has become an opportunity for real-world learning and career preparation,” said University of Phoenix College of Education Assistant Dean Ashley Norris […]

BU students design app to help users connect with friends

A group of Boston University students has developed a mobile application for Android and iPhone Operating System aimed at simplifying making plans with friends. Downtyme, which will be available for download this spring, will allow users connect electronically with friends in order to ease the process of finding people to make plans with, said Nick […]

Legal drinking age of 21 saves lives, study suggests

Boston University School of Public Health professor William DeJong is aiming to end the national debate over lowering the drinking age through his study, published Monday, which maintains that the minimum legal drinking age of 21 saves lives. “Even though it’s not enforced very vigorously and is widely violated, the data on alcohol-related traffic fatalities […]

SG debates allocating CGSA senate seat

The Student Government Senate tabled a proposal at its Monday meeting to allocate an additional senate seat for the Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism. SG Director of the Department of Recruitment Chris Addis said during the proposal adding a senate seat to represent CGSA is necessary to make the SG Senate more inclusive. “A […]

BU works with Bluestone Energy Services to create more efficient lighting for TTC

Boston University partnered with Bluestone Energy Services to install a new retrofit lighting system in the university’s Track and Tennis Center that will reduce BU’s carbon footprint. “The lighting retrofit was a no-brainer,” said Lisa Tornatore, the outreach coordinator for Sustainability at BU. “When we looked at the renovation cost and factored in electricity savings […]