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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The Baker-Polito administration, the Commonwealth’s four medical schools and the Massachusetts Medical Society announced Monday a set of medical education core standards focused on preventing and managing opioid misuse. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ABIGAIL FREEMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Medical school curriculum expanded as effort to battle statewide opioid addiction

The Boston University School of Medicine announced changes in its curriculum as part of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s efforts to address the statewide issue of opioid addiction, according to a Sunday release. BUSM is the most recent medical school in Massachusetts to expand courses in opioid dependence and overdose in addition to training in prevention, screening and multidisciplinary treatment of […]

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Fordham University, Marquette University and Brown University have rescinded Bill Cosby's honorary degree this week, but Boston University has yet to follow suit. PHOTO BY RODRIGO BONILLA/DFP FILE PHOTO

BU rescinds Cosby’s honorary degree

Boston University announced in an email earlier today that the Board of Trustees voted to rescind the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree awarded to Bill Cosby in May 2014. In the email sent to BU community, President Robert Brown said, “The Board’s decision was based on a determination, supported by Mr. Cosby’s sworn deposition testimony, that his treatment of women […]

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The Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering is on track to be fully completed by March, 2017. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

CILSE construction crews prepare for winter, spring 2017 finish date

Construction for Boston University’s Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering is still on schedule to be completed by March 2017, BU officials said. The center, located at 610 Commonwealth Ave., aims to bring together scientists and engineers from both BU’s Charles River Campus and its Medical Campus. The building will offer research facilities to promote interdisciplinary research combining the […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Oct. 6 that Hubway will expand to other locations in Brighton, Dorchester, Roxbury and Charlestown. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU Hubway stations to temporarily close, bikers change travel plans for winter

Despite bike-share company Hubway’s plans to expand this winter, the four Hubway stations on the Boston University Charles River Campus and one to be installed on the BU Medical Campus will not operate past Dec. 31. Hubway, the Boston-based bike-sharing system, announced earlier this month that it is expanding its winter operations with over 110 stations in and around Boston open […]

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Campus Crime Logs: Dec. 2-6

Campus Crime Logs: Dec. 2-6

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department from Dec. 2 to 6. Credit card fraud reported from 906 Beacon St.  A male student reported on Dec. 2 at around 2:39 p.m. that there were unauthorized charges on his credit card. Cell phone stolen from Student Health Services A female employee reported on Dec. 3 at 12:38 […]

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