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Smoking policies on campus inconsistent, often unenforced

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, just before the final week of classes at Boston University, Parissa Salimian is taking a break from hours of studying for finals, staring bleary-eyed at passersby from her perch atop the steps just outside the entrance of Mugar Memorial Library. She’s smoking a filtered Camel cigarette, joining about a dozen smokers who have stepped outside to light up in order to cope with the pressures of preparing for exams and writing final papers.

Campbell unwilling to commit long-term as provost

Boston University Provost David Campbell said in an interview Tuesday his passion for science and research and an academic timeline he wasn’t ready to commit to guided his decision to step down.

East Campus Center construction to begin this fall

Boston University is making headway in a plan to develop the East Campus Center for Student Services that would combine academic resources with the Myles Standish, Shelton and Towers dining halls into one facility located on 100 Bay State Rd., President Robert Brown said.

Renew BU claims landslide Union win

The Renew BU slate has won the election for the 2010-11 academic year’s Boston University Student Union executive board, after a two-week race between the BUnited, Renew BU and unofficial Greek slates, the Student Elections Commission announced Monday.

Obama nominates BU prof. to defense position

President Barack Obama has nominated Boston University associate professor of surgery Jonathan Woodson for assistant secretary of Defense of Health Affairs, according to a April 21 White House press release.