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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Campus Crime Logs: Oct. 8 – Oct. 12

Campus Crime Logs: Oct. 8 – Oct. 12

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department from Oct. 8 to 12. Five males placed under arrest for possession of alcohol On Oct. 8 at 12:29 a.m., BUPD officers caught two underage male students and three underage male non-affiliates drinking and playing loud music in the rear alley at 115 Bay State Rd. All five were […]

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Boston University President Robert Brown and Provost Jean Morrison have created a task force to increase faculty diversity across campuses. PHOTO BY ANN SINGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU creates task force to increase faculty diversity

Boston University announced Tuesday the creation of a Task Force on Faculty Diversity and Inclusion. In a letter sent to faculty and staff in August, the task force laid out its goals and described how members hope to investigate the ways BU recruits and retains professors of minority backgrounds. Steve Brady is the chair of the Faculty Council and a […]

by Sophia Eppolito· · 0 comments · Campus, News
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra speaks to Boston University students at a Students for Hillary event at Pavement Coffee House on Monday. PHOTO  BY JAKE FRIEDLAND/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston students meet with Congressman, talk Millennials’ involvement in 2016 campaign

Approximately 15 Boston students got the chance on Monday to talk with U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, about how students can take part in the 2016 presidential campaign season at the Students for Hillary Grassroots Organizing Meeting at Pavement Coffee House on Boston University’s Charles River Campus. Becerra, a member of the United States House […]

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A Boston University study released Thursday found that almost one-third of pregnant women have been told by their maternity care providers that their babies may be large, which sometimes leads to interventions in the pregnancy. PHOTO COURTESY PIXABAY

Pregnant women often misinformed about fetal size, BU study finds

Three researchers at Boston University’s School of Public Health published a study Thursday that found that pregnant women’s perception of fetal size may erroneously influence how they choose to give birth. The professors, Eugene DeClercq, Ronald Iverson and Candice Belanoff, together with Erica Cheng from Harvard Medical School and Naomi Stotland from the University of California, San Francisco, found that only […]

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Boston University announced Wednesday that the school will be severing ties with the Huntington Theater Company after 33 years of partnership. PHOTO BY JOHNNY LIU/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

CFA transitioning to less extensive facilities after split from Huntington Theatre

Boston University’s School of Theatre, part of the College of Fine Arts, reaffirmed on Friday its decision to sell the BU Theatre and its two connected buildings after the end of the partnership between BU and the Huntington Theatre Company, the two announced Wednesday. According to a joint press release issued Wednesday by BU and Huntington, the company “needs a […]

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Boston University jumped five spots in the U.S. News and World Report's Best Global Universities Rankings released Tuesday. PHOTO BY FALON MORAN/DFP FILE PHOTO

Officials attribute research, cultural programs to jump in global rank

Boston University has been ranked the 32nd best global university by U.S. News and World Report, the publication announced Tuesday. BU’s rank climbed five places from 37th, its ranking in U.S. News’ first annual report last year. BU received a global score of 74.7 out of 100, based on a calculating method by Thomson Reuters’ InCites research tool, a press release […]

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The Community College of Philadelphia was put into lockdown Tuesday after police reported that a man threatened a student with a gun and ran into a campus building. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Following college shootings, BU students worried about safety, trust BUPD

In the wake of recent shootings at and violent threats to college campuses around the nation, several students said they nonetheless still feel safe on Boston University’s Charles River Campus. And while threats of such nature have not occurred recently at BU, students said they can’t fully fathom the idea of an active shooter on campus. Within the past week, […]

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Campus Crime Logs: Oct. 1- Oct. 4

Campus Crime Logs: Oct. 1- Oct. 4

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department from Oct. 1 to 4. Bicycle stolen from 775 Commonwealth Ave. A male student reported Oct. 1 that his bike was stolen from 775 Commonwealth Ave., the George Sherman Union, at 5:00 p.m. The thief had cut the cable lock to retrieve the bike. Money stolen from student dorm […]

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