Boston University Student Government President Andrew Cho addresses the Senate about proposed general education requirements Monday night. PHOTO BY MADELINE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Senators encourage open conversation regarding mental health, new task force

The Boston University Student Government explored the possibility of future involvement in initiatives on mental health on campus and introduced dialogue about the BU Office of the Provost’s Task Force on General Education to the Senate floor at their meeting Monday night. The SG Advocacy Department sent out their Mental Health Survey Friday to the student body, which was completed by […]

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According to a Boston Children's Hospital and Boston University School of Public Health study released Thursday, a state's alcohol policies tend to correlate to their alcoholic cirrhosis mortality rates. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DFP FILE PHOTO

Alcohol laws directly correspond to drinking deaths, BU study finds

The strength of a state’s alcohol policies directly correlates to fewer deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis, according to a Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston University School of Public Health study published Thursday. The study followed previous research on the relationship between strictness of state alcohol policies and drinking behaviors among residents. The researchers took into account 29 features of alcohol policy, such […]

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BU cuts swimming and diving scholarships

Boston University is eliminating all future scholarships for the men’s swimming and diving team and 71 percent of scholarships for the women’s swimming and diving team, BU Athletics confirmed Monday. There are no plans for the swimming and diving programs to be cut as a whole. Scholarships will not be taken away from the 50 student-athletes currently on the teams. […]

A study released Wednesday by the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, which included research from the Boston University School of Medicine, found a way to predict which patients may some day need life support. PHOTO BY BRIGID KING/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU researchers develop new five-year life support prediction method

Boston University researchers, as part of a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, have developed a method that will allow people to predict their five-year risk of requiring life support, according to a Wednesday press release from the Boston University Medical Center. The method uses existing medical records to calculate an individual’s risk of needing a mechanical […]

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Rabbi YD Schwartz (left) leads Boston University Students for Israel in a "Vigil for Victims of Terrorism" at Marsh Plaza Friday. PHOTO BY MARY SCHLICHTE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Students fill Marsh Plaza, hold vigil for Israeli victims of terror attacks

In light of recent terrorism attacks in Israel, Boston University Students for Israel and BU Hillel hosted a vigil Friday on BU’s Charles River Campus to commemorate the victims of the attacks. More than 100 students came to show their support by lighting candles for the victims and waving Israeli flags. BUSI President Daniel Hochberg, a senior in the Questrom School […]

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BUPD reports sexual assault in StuVi 2

The Boston University Police Department responded to a report of sexual assault early Sunday, according to an alert message sent to students at 12:59 p.m. According to the message, an unknown male suspect entered the female student’s room in 33 Harry Agganis Way, or StuVi 2, at approximately 2 a.m. and sexually assaulted her. He fled the area and his […]

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Joseph Livingston, the program manager for the U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration speaks about the Syrian refugee crisis during the "Pardee Works: A Conversation with Joe Livingston" panel on Thursday. PHOTO BY MAE DAVIS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

After conversation with U.S. official, students see need for crisis solution

Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies hosted a conversation with Joseph Livingston, the program officer of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, to talk about the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis Thursday. Livingston spoke of the State Department’s efforts to address the international crisis, saying the department had provided $4.5 billion in assistance efforts […]

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The Boston University chapter of Amnesty International, a nonprofit that aims to protect human rights, has been denied official student organization status by BU's Student Activities Office. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Years later, SAO denies Amnesty International student group application

Boston University’s Student Activities Office denied the request of BU’s Amnesty International chapter to reinstate itself as an official student group, rejecting its application on Oct. 8 in an email, said current BU Amnesty President Sofie Engen. Amnesty International is a nongovernmental organization that focuses on issues of human rights and social justice. BU has not had an official chapter for […]

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Following the announcement at American University in early September and at Cornell University on Oct. 8 that trigger warnings will not be allowed in classrooms, many have questioned what will happen at Boston University. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU takes no official stance in trigger warning debate, gives professors discretion

Despite several universities across the country forgoing the use of trigger warnings on campus, Boston University holds no official stance of ordinance governing the use of trigger warnings in academic settings. Administrators at both American University and Cornell University have spoken out against trigger warnings, with American citing freedom of speech as its defense. “The Faculty Senate does not endorse […]

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A bill is in the Massachusetts State Legislature that would require more guidelines for sexual assault prevention and response on college campuses. GRAPHIC BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Legislator pens sexual assault bill, officials disagree on impact

New legislation recently brought up at the Massachusetts State House by Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier would provide more guidance and preventive regulations to combat sexual assault on college campuses. Boston University has already conformed to some of the proposed regulations, but would require several changes in order to be fully compliant if the bill passes. Several proposed policies in the bill […]

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