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Jake Brewer, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences and BU Student Government's president-elect, presents his amendment to create an upper and lower house at a Senate meeting Wednesday evening. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Senators reject Brewer’s proposed bicameral legislative plan by narrow margin

The Boston University Student Government Senate debated for three hours Monday evening, eventually voting to reject president-elect Jake Brewer’s proposed amendment to the SG Constitution. Brewer’s proposal was for a bicameral legislature, separating senators and the rest of the student body into an Upper House and Lower House, The Daily Free Press reported on April 12. The amendment proposal failed […]

by Lexi Peery· · 19 comments · Campus, News
Genders not equal in workforce despite education efforts, study finds

Genders not equal in workforce despite education efforts, study finds

Efforts to close the gap in education between men and women still fail to help women gain equal access to political representation and quality jobs, according to a study published Friday by The University of Vermont. “There is a reversal in progress towards job integration, as evidenced by a decline in the ratio of the share of women employed in […]

by Lavanya Prabhakar· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Harvey Michaels, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, speaks at an Earth Week+ event hosted by the BU Institute for Sustainable Energy on Tuesday afternoon. PHOTO BY ADRIANA DIAZ/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Intelligent buildings can be energy efficiency’s future, scholars say

Scholars presented the concept of intelligent buildings as a key factor in the future of energy efficiency during a seminar Tuesday afternoon hosted by the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy. Massachusetts Institute of Technology research scientist Harvey Michaels gave a presentation on furthering the development of intelligent buildings at the edge of a clean energy grid composed of sustainable […]

by Sophia Eppolito· · 0 comments · Campus, News
BU students express a greater connection to the Boston community through Boston Marathon traditions and the “Boston Strong” slogan. PHOTO BY JACQUI BUSICK/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Students merge with city spirit for 2016 marathon, reflect “Boston Strong”

Katie Teixeira, a Boston University student, joined hundreds of other BU students in Kenmore Square to watch runners of the 2016 Boston Marathon pass through parts of campus toward the finish line on Monday. “To see people coming out, running and cheering … is a great experience,” she said as she cheered the competitors along. Many BU students came out […]

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Students take their seats Sunday afternoon at the ground floor lounge of the Yawkey Center for Student Services for the wake held in memory of deceased College of Arts and Sciences freshman Jai Menon. PHOTO BY OLIVIA FALCIGNO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Service mourns loss of CAS freshman Jai Menon

Family and friends of Jai Menon, the freshman who died March 30 at Kilachand Hall, gathered Sunday afternoon at a service held on the ground floor lounge of the Yawkey Center for Student Services. On behalf of the Boston University administration, Dean of Marsh Chapel Robert Hill welcomed the Menon family and a group of approximately 30 attendees. “Our time […]

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According to the Boston University Police Department, the 2016 Boston Marathon saw an increase in reports of group disturbances in comparison to crime reports from 2012 to 2015. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Alcohol intoxication remains prevalent during marathon, increase in group disturbances

The Boston University Police Department received eight accounts of group disturbances, seven accounts of intoxicated students on the Charles River Campus and one account for noise complaints between midnight and 8 p.m. on the Monday of the 2016 Boston Marathon, according to BUPD crime logs given to The Daily Free Press. Between 9:59 a.m. and 11 a.m., BUPD received four […]

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A member of Boston Students for Justice in Palestine protests the Israel Indie Freedom Fest in Marsh Plaza Sunday afternoon. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Palestinian student advocates protest festival celebrating Israel Independence Day

Approximately 30 members of Boston Students for Justice in Palestine protested the Israel Indie Freedom Fest Sunday afternoon. The celebration was held by Boston University Hillel and BU Students for Israel at the BU Beach as a part of Israel Peace Week. The protest started at approximately 3:30 p.m. and ended around 5 p.m., and it took place at the […]

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Van Natta Jr., Blackistone, Nolan and Littlefield discussed the future of sports journalism on Friday at Agganis Arena. PHOTO BY SOFIA LAURITO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU’s Play It Forward summit capped by conversation on sport journalism’s future

A star-studded panel capped off Friday’s Play It Forward summit at Agganis Arena and shed light on how athletes, coaches and teams are covered in the media. Moderated by Bill Littlefield, the host of NPR’s “Only A Game,” Don Van Natta Jr., a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for ESPN The Magazine; Kevin Blackistone, a panelist on ESPN’s “Around the Horn”; and […]

by Jonathan Sigal· · 0 comments · Campus, Sports
The sports safety seminar at Friday's Play It Forward summit emphasized on the consequences of repetitive head trauma and the dangers of CTE. PHOTO BY SOFIA LAURITO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Professor, coach, student-athlete discuss consequences of concussions

Boston University School of Medicine professor Ann McKee; Chris Nowinski, co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation; and Rachel Blauner, a midfielder on the BU women’s soccer team, discussed concussions and their dangerous consequences in sports today during BU’s inaugural Play It Forward sports communication summit Friday afternoon. The daylong summit, hosted by the College of Communication and the Athletics Department, […]

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A member of the Student Curriculum Committee speaks at the beginning of the rally in Marsh Plaza about how student awareness is important for change. PHOTO BY LEXI PLINE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Adjunct faculty, supporters march to President Brown’s office, demand fair treatment

Boston University adjunct faculty members lead a rally approximately 100 strong Thursday to improve learning conditions at BU and raise awareness of the unfair treatment they claim they experience at the university. Joined by Boston-area college students and faculty, healthcare workers, fast food workers and members of Service Employees International Union Local 509, the protesters marched to BU President Robert Brown’s office, […]

by Ellen Cranley· · 0 comments · Campus, News