A BU police officer hands out fliers to students on Commonwealth Avenue to garner support for the unionization of BU Police Officers and Sergeants. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BUPD patrolmen, sergeants fight for “fair” job contract

Boston University Police Department officers have passed out flyers along Commonwealth Avenue for the past week to spread awareness that BUPD’s 46 patrolmen and eight sergeants have been working without a contract for more than 10 months, said Scott Rocheville, 18-year veteran officer of BUPD. Rocheville, the president of the BU Police Patrolmen’s Association, said the patrolmen’s contract expired June […]

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The International Student and Scholar Hub, launched Monday through BU’s Global Program, compiles resources for the international population and aims to facilitate an easier transition to college life at BU. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

New platform provides resources to ease transition of BU’s international population

Boston University Global Programs launched the International Student and Scholar Hub Monday and created an aggregation of resources and information, particularly for international students. “The Hub attempts to … build on the existing and developing resources provided by our Boston University community in an effort to help ensure the academic success and well-being of our international students and scholars,” according […]

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Campus Crime Logs: April 18-24

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from April 18 to April 24. Assault at 590 Commonwealth Ave. Officers responded to Metcalf Science Center April 18 at 3:09 a.m. to conduct a well-being check on a female student. Officers located the party in the basement and noticed that she was crying and was accompanied […]

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The results of a survey released Monday by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources found that craft workers working at higher education institutions are some of the highest-paid staff members. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Non-exempt staffs in universities in the Northeast experience better pay, study says

Hourly paid non-exempt staff in higher education institutions in the Northeast receive higher salaries than those in other parts of the United States, with skilled craft staff earning a $7,000 lead from the national average, according to a survey published Monday. The survey, conducted by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, included survey results from more than […]

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The 2015 Hugo Shong Reporting on Asia Award winner, Jason Rezaian, speaks beside his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, and brother, Ali Rezaian, Tuesday afternoon at the College of Communication. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Jason Rezaian receives Hugo Shong Award, talks of imprisonment in Iran

The Boston University College of Communication presented The Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian with the Hugo Shong Reporting on Asia Award Tuesday for his work in Iran prior to his arrest. The award was initially presented to Jason’s brother, Ali Rezaian, on Dec. 8, 2015 at BU when Jason was still imprisoned, The Daily Free Press reported Dec. 9, […]

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BU Student Government held its final senate meeting Monday in the Photonics building. Photo taken April 20. PHOTO BY ELLEN CLOUSE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Initiatives, amendments passed in year’s last SG meeting

The Boston University Student Government Senate gathered Monday evening for the last meeting of the 2015-16 academic year, passing four amendments and rejecting two throughout the nearly four-hour meeting. Adrianna Ortega, a South Campus Residence Hall Association senator and a junior in the School of Education, motioned at the beginning of the meeting to revote on SG President-elect Jake Brewer’s […]

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Sustainability@BU hosted a Twitter dialogue Friday afternoon to encourage students to consider the future of sustainability and connect with leaders in the field. PHOTO BY ABBY FREEMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Twitter dialogue encourages better understanding on sustainability efforts post COP21

Sustainability@BU hosted a #CleanEnergyU Earth Day dialogue via Twitter Friday and encouraged students and other Twitter users to participate and share their visions, ideas and commitments for a more sustainable future. The four-hour conversation that lasted between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. primarily surrounded issues following the Paris Agreement on climate change in December 2015, such as ways to deliver […]

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More employers inclined to hire recent college graduates this year, survey finds

Sixty-seven percent of employers plan to hire recent college graduates this year, according to a Thursday CareerBuilder survey. The hiring outlook experienced a 2 percent increase from last year, though business remains to be the highest in-demand degree among employers. The survey was conducted online by Harris Poll between Feb. 10 and March 17, with a sample of 2,186 hiring managers […]

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Elkie Clinton speaks about diversity and other social issues at the BUnited conference Friday night in the Questrom School of Business. PHOTO BY MADI GOLDMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BUnited gives voice to diverse conversations, issues in two-day conference

College students from Greater Boston gathered Friday and Saturday at the inaugural BUnited conference, a Boston University student-run symposium geared toward fostering discussions about diversity and other social issues. Approximately 70 students came to a panel in the Questrom School of Business Saturday afternoon, following a workshop breakout session that was part of the two-day conference. The Saturday schedule included […]

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Boston University trustee and School of Management Class of 1972 alumnus Richard Shipley donates $10.5 million to the School of Medicine to create a prostate cancer research center on the BU Medical Campus. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU trustee Richard Shipley establishes cancer research center, explores “humane” treatment

Boston University trustee Richard Shipley, a School of Management Class of 1972 graduate, donated $10.5 million to the BU School of Medicine for the creation of the Shipley Prostate Cancer Research Center on the BU Medical Campus, BU spokesperson Colin Riley said. Riley confirmed that Shipley’s donation will go toward finding treatments for prostate cancer that are less invasive, less aggressive […]

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