The Howard Thurman Center hosted "A Rabbi, Reverend and Imam Talk About Peace" Thursday as part of their Unity & Community Week. PHOTO BY MARY SCHLICHTE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Rabbi, priest convene to explore facets of religion, peace

As part of Boston University’s first annual Unity and Community Week, students, under the guidance of a rabbi and a priest, examined peace through the lens of religion Thursday evening at the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground. Originally billed as a talk between religious leaders from three of the world’s most prominent religions, “A Rabbi, Reverend and Imam Talk […]

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A study conducted by Inside Higher Ed has found that, overall, college presidents support Bernie Sanders' plan to provide $18 billion to public colleges. GRAPHIC BY DANIEL GUAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Private college presidents hesitant on Sanders’ education stance

While 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been raising some eyebrows with his education platform, few private college presidents support his plans to make higher education free, according to a poll published Tuesday by Gallup/Inside Higher Ed . Sanders’ plan calls for the federal government to provide states with $18 billion in matching awards to allow for free public higher education. […]

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Boston University School of Law and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Wednesday that there will be BU law clinics at MIT to aid students in business innovation. PHOTO BY MAE DAVIS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU, MIT announce joint entrepreneurship clinic program

Boston University School of Law and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced in a press release Wednesday that they will jointly launch the Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinic this month and the Technology and Cyber Law Clinic in 2016, allowing MIT students to work closely with BU Law students to address the legal hurdles associated with their business ideas. “BU […]

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Boston NAACP President Michael Curry delivered a keynote address to Boston University students to kick off the Howard Thurman Center’s Unity & Community Week. PHOTO BY NIKKI GITTER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston NAACP president visits campus to kick off Unity and Community Week

Boston University is holding its first Unity and Community Week to promote dialogue and social justice on campus, teaming up with various student groups and college departments. To begin the week Wednesday evening, Boston National Association for the Advancement of Colored People president Michael Curry visited campus and spoke about his experience as a black activist fighting for social justice. […]

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Following a recent trend among colleges, Boston University is working to allow students to choose their preferred gendered pronouns. GRAPHIC BY KATELYN PILLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU working to add campus-wide preferred gender pronoun options

Following Harvard University’s recent policy changes regarding preferred gender pronouns, Boston University administrators are examining efforts towards achieving campus-wide acceptance of PGPs. Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ registration tool now officially allows students to register their preferred gender pronouns, including “ze, hir, hirs” and “they, them, theirs,” The Harvard Crimson reported on Sept. 2. BU Dean of Students Kenneth […]

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Campus Crime Logs: Sept. 2 – Sept. 9

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department from Sept. 2 to Sept. 9. Bicycle stolen from 91 Bay State Rd. A 19-year-old female student reported her bicycle was stolen Sept. 3 from Kilachand Hall at 91 Bay State Rd. The victim’s bike was locked to a bike rack with a cable lock at the time of the theft. The […]

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Nickerson Field’s new GreenFields MX Trimension turf is better for the environment, resists compression and is better for players' injuries. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ANN SINGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU breaks new ground with improved Nickerson turf, athletes grateful

When Braves Field first opened 100 years ago where Nickerson Field stands today, the grass surface was standard for the time. In 1968, Nickerson Field made history as one of the first sports complexes to utilize Astroturf. In 2001, Nickerson became the first FIFA-certified field in the world with a modern infill-artificial turf. Now, 14 years later, Boston University is […]

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Boston University was ranked the 41st best university in country, according to U.S. News and World Report's Wednesday report, up one position from last year. PHOTO BY HENRY ZBYSZYNSKI VIA CREATIVE COMMONS

BU returns to No. 41 best university in country

Boston University has been ranked the 41st best national university by U.S. News and World Report this year, according to their annual rankings published Wednesday. The ranking ties the school’s highest in its history. BU tied in rank with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Tulane University, the University of California, Davis, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. […]

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A task force created by Boston University President Robert Brown has changed the university's current health maintenance organization health plan, and will put in place a new preferred provider organization health plan. GRAPHIC BY KATELYN PILLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

University releases new health care benefits plan for faculty, staff

Boston University’s faculty and staff health insurance and disability plan will experience changes in January, the school announced Friday. The changes will adhere to recommendations presented by the Employee Benefits Task Force appointed last year by BU president Robert Brown and will reflect the community’s inputs. The changes include replacing the health maintenance organization health plan with a new Blue […]

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Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville, Tennessee will serve as the first Initiative on Cities Mayor in Residence. PHOTO COURTESY U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS NASHVILLE DISTRICT

Initiative on Cities announces new faculty advisory board

The Initiative on Cities is adding an advisory board of Boston University faculty members to its team this year in order to continue integrating BU with its urban community, a legacy of the program’s founding co-director, the late Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, the center announced Sept. 2. IOC’s Executive Director Katharine Lusk said this year’s changes were made to embrace […]

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