Financial service company, John Hancock, plans to donate a million dollars to 67 Boston organizations as part of their MLK Summer Scholars program in an effort to create more summer jobs for city youth. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU partners with John Hancock to offer summer jobs for youth

Boston University will closely collaborate with the John Hancock Martin Luther King Summer Scholars program to provide a total of more than $1 million in grants to 67 local non-profit organizations and offer summer jobs for Boston youth, according to a Jan. 14 release. BU has been working with the Summer Scholars Program since its inception, BU spokesman Colin Riley […]

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Second ED deadline allows larger applicant pool, increase in applications

Second ED deadline allows larger applicant pool, increase in applications

Boston University Admissions added a second early decision application deadline this school year to provide more options for students who are committed to BU’s binding application program, Kelly Walter, associate vice president and executive director of admissions, said. The second deadline is Jan. 4, with a Feb. 15 notification date, which is three months after the Nov. 1 early decision […]

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Campus Crime Logs: Jan. 12-17

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department from Jan. 12 to 17. Shattered entry at College of Fine Arts The glass entryway at 855 Commonwealth Ave. was broken Jan. 12 at 5:33 a.m. due to forced entry. Police have identified two suspects from security camera footage. Stolen car recovered at Storrow Drive and University Road Officers […]

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BU residence Myles Standish Hall is set to begin renovations in Spring 2016 according to BU’s Project Notification form submitted to the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Dec. 11. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DFP FILE PHOTO

Renovation to Myles Standish Hall, Annex expected to begin in spring

Boston University hopes to commence renovation on the Myles Standish Hall and Myles Annex in May. The Myles Standish Hall and Annex Renovation Project, if approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, is scheduled to finish by August 2018, BU Executive Director for Auxiliary Service Marc Robillard said. A public meeting was was held Jan. 13 at the Rafik B. Hariri Building, where […]

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BU students are now able to access the second largest collection of Florence Nightingale’s written letters and medical theories in the world at The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center located inside Mugar Library. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Research center hosts historical figure’s digitized archives online

The Boston University Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center now hosts the online portal to approximately 1,900 of Florence Nightingale’s digitally archived items. The Florence Nightingale Digitization Project, which started in 2014, allows researchers to use a single source to access Nightingale’s legacies, according to the center’s website. Sean Noel, associate director of the HGARC, said the collection is the largest […]

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BU celebrates life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

BU celebrates life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Boston University community celebrated the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday afternoon with a peace rally in front of the Marsh Chapel followed a by convocation in Metcalf Hall at the George Sherman Union. BU students, staff, faculty and guests shared their hopes for the future of the civil rights movement in honor of King’s advocacy for social […]

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BU grad Matt Trevithick one of five U.S. prisoners released from Iran

BU grad Matt Trevithick one of five U.S. prisoners released from Iran

Boston University alumnus Matt Trevithick was among four other captives released from prison in Iran, according to BU spokesman Colin Riley. Trevithick, a 2008 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, had been imprisoned for 40 days and was released independently from the prisoner swap between United States and Iran Saturday. At this moment, it is unknown why Trevithick […]

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BU temporarily bans hoverboards due to federal investigation

Boston University enacted a temporary ban on hoverboards Monday due to rising concern related to the fire hazard posed by hoverboard batteries, according to an email sent Wednesday morning to the BU community. Hoverboards will not be allowed on campus until further notice. “We know hoverboards were a popular holiday gift and this may disappoint or inconvenience some of you; […]

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Boston University’s Questrom School of Business added three new concentrations to their majors: strategy and innovation, health and life sciences sector and real estate. PHOTO BY RACHEL MCLEAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Building housing Questrom School of Business now abbreviated as HAR

Starting this year, the building housing Questrom School of Business will have a new abbreviation. An email sent to the Boston University community said the building would be referred to HAR, as in the Rafik B. Hariri Building. “[The building] will appear on student schedules and elsewhere as HAR,” Christine McGuire, associate vice president of BU, wrote in the email. […]

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ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” reported Tuesday that the NFL will no longer help fund the Boston University study on chronic traumatic encephalopathy. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

NIH to fund CTE research, NFL allegedly backs out

The NFL, which has faced scrutiny over its handling of head trauma, will no longer contribute to the funding of a Boston University-led study on a degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, according to a Tuesday report by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines.” After initially funding a $30 million research grant in 2012 to the Foundation for the National Institutes […]

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