Members of the TrueBU Student Government slate Andrew Cho (CAS '16), Melesilika Finau (CAS '16), Marwa Sayed (CAS '17) and Kimberly Barzola (CAS '17) speak at a slate debate in the George Sherman Union Thursday. PHOTO BY ALEX MASSET/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

True BU to focus on outreach, engagement with student body

Members of Boston University’s True BU, one of the three slates running for the Executive Board of BU’s Student Government, seek to reach out to student groups and bring awareness to important issues at BU. Andrew Cho, who is running for executive president, said the slate plans to partner with student groups on campus and engage in social issues. “Our […]

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Members of the TeamBU Student Government slate Timothy Geraghty (ENG '16), Austin Kruger (SMG '16), Gabriela Medeiros (SMG '16) and Matt Sgrignari (SMG '17) speak at a slate debate in the George Sherman Union Thursday. PHOTO BY ALEX MASSET/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

School spirit, community as emphasis for TeamBU

In order to develop a cohesive community and school spirit, Boston University Student Government slate TeamBU seeks to change the culture of SG and how it advocates for students’ needs. TeamBU is comprised of Austin Kruger, Gabriela Medeiros, Matt Sgrignari and Tim Geraghty. Kruger, the executive presidential candidate of TeamBU, said one of the slate’s main focuses is to unite […]

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Austin Kruger, who is running for Student Government executive president under the TeamBU slate, speaks at a debate in the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium Thursday. PHOTO BY ALEX MASSET/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

SG slates debate community collaboration, involvement

[mediagrid cat=”19700″] The three slates running for executive board positions in the Boston University Student Government engaged in a debate Thursday night in the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, focusing on student body collaboration an increased presence on campus. True BU executive presidential candidate Andrew Cho said SG should initiate more collaboration with the variety of student groups on campus to achieve […]

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Boston University’s Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore and Title IX Coordinator Kim Randall speak during a question-and-answer session in the College of Arts and Sciences Thursday. PHOTO BY MARY SCHLICHTE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Case reporting, support highlighted in Title IX policy panel

Boston University Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore and Title IX coordinator Kim Randall spoke about resources and disciplinary process to address sexual misconduct at a Thursday panel presentation hosted by Feminist Collective, an on-campus feminist advocacy group. Title IX, a federal law which is part of the Education Amendments of 1972, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex for institutions, including […]

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Boston University released a survey on sexual misconduct to students in an email March 19. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DALY FREE PRESS STAFF

Students, administration differ on impact of sexual misconduct survey

When the Boston University administration released a sexual misconduct climate survey on March 19, students were given the opportunity to share what they know about ways the university addresses sexual misconduct on campus. Mia*, who had been part of a sexual harassment case against another female student, opened the email and took the survey expecting to see questions and scenarios […]

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Boston University's Metropolitan College is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Metropolitan College celebrates 50th anniversary

Boston University’s Metropolitan College has reached its 50th anniversary after half a century of providing a variety of learning experiences for students. Celebrations, which will begin during the fall 2015 semester, will highlight some of the contributions and achievements of the school, said Lubomir Chitkushev, the assistant dean of MET. “Half a century is a major milestone,” he said. “The […]

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Boston University’s Class of 2019 applicants received notification of their acceptance Saturday. The university received the highest number of applicants in its history this year. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Record breaking number of applicants for Class of 2019

Boston University Admissions received 54,757 applications for spots in the Class of 2019, setting a record high for the university. The Class of 2019 had an acceptance rate of 32 percent and admitted students from all 50 U.S. states and 159 countries, said Kelly Walter, associate vice president and executive director of admissions. Applicants received decision notices on Saturday. “Every […]

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Campus Crime Logs: March 19 – March 26

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department from March 19 to March 26. Student approached by alleged scam artist A 26-year-old female student reported on March 19 at approximately 9:22 a.m. that a male individual approached her while she was on Brookline Avenue and asked for money to retrieve his car. The victim gave the person $40. A description […]

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Tuition increase below national average but still increasing at BU

As the spring 2015 semester draws to a close, Boston University freshman Abigail Sasdelli is one of many students working out her financial situation for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year. “BU is already so expensive as it is, and it’s really stressful for me because I cover half of my costs of college,” said Sasdelli, a student in the College of […]

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Palestinian physician Othman Mohammad, theologian Karlene Griffiths Sekou and Rabbi Joseph Berman speak at “Palestine 101: #NotAReligiousConflict” at Boston University’s College of Communication Tuesday night. PHOTO BY ALEX MASSETT/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Panel offers religious perspectives on Middle East conflict

Boston University Students for Justice in Palestine hosted a discussion-based panel called “Palestine 101: #NotAReligiousConflict” on Tuesday evening in the College of Communication. About 100 students attended the panel, which was intended to provide a variety of perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The panel consisted of Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious leaders, who spoke on behalf of their respective religions. Each […]

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