A construction worker stands on a crane in the construction zone for renovations at Myles Standish Hall. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Myles residents weigh pros and cons of construction

Soon after Claire Linden moved into her room at Myles Standish Hall two weeks ago, she knew the days she could sleep until noon were long gone. “My room was right up against the construction,” the College of General Studies sophomore said. “I would wake up every day at 6:30 a.m. from the voices of the construction workers, and they […]

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Arun Upneja, dean of the School of Hospitality Administration, speaks at an information session for the school’s first-ever hospitality app competition. PHOTO BY BRIGID KING/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Adapting to digital age, SHA launches app competition

To encourage students to step to further into the digital age, Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration is holding its first-ever hospitality app competition this year, SHA administrators said Tuesday. Approximately 20 students and professors attended an information session Tuesday in the Sopher Auditorium. Dean Arun Upneja said the idea behind this semester-long competition was born out of the lack […]

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BU reaches historic high in U.S. News and World Report ranking

  Boston University ranked 39th in U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 National Universities Rankings, tying with Northeastern University. The ranking, released Tuesday, marks the highest place BU has ever received, and the first time BU has placed in the top 40 schools. Ten universities in Massachusetts ranked in top 100, and five ranked higher than BU: Harvard University placed […]

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BUPD has resumed weekend alcohol enforcement patrol with the Boston Police Department to reduce incidents related to underage drinking on and off campus. PHOTO BY ANNALYN KUMAR/ DFP FILE PHOTO

BUPD tackles underage drinking through alcohol enforcement patrol

As Boston University Police Department officers patrolled the streets in plain clothes and unmarked vehicles between Thursday and Sunday, BUPD Captain Robert Molloy said he hopes the department’s annual alcohol enforcement patrols can curb underage drinking. In cooperation with the Boston Police Department, officers focused on various locations close to BU’s campus where students under the age of 21 frequently visit, […]

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BU remembers 9/11: 15 years later

BU remembers 9/11: 15 years later

Fifteen years before a Boston University student would post #NeverForget on Facebook, their parents were fixed to living room TV sets, watching in horror as the twin towers collapsed and wondering if any place in the world is safe. “Students of the millennial generation are really living with the fallout from 9/11,” said John Carroll, a professor in the College [...]
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How often you check Blackboard might impact your grades

Students who check their grades more often are more likely to get a higher grade in a class, according to a study conducted by Blackboard, the company that provides course management systems to hundreds of higher education institutions including Boston University. The study, published on Wednesday, collected samples from 70,000 courses at 927 institutions in North America this past spring. With […]

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Laurence Kotlikoff, a BU economics professor, is running for president as a write-in candidate for the November election. PHOTO COURTESY LAURENCE J. KOTLIKOFF

BU econ professor runs for president, hopes to mobilize young voters

“We have been engaged for six decades between two parties that are solely out for themselves.” That is the problem Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff sees with today’s political environment, and it’s the reason he is running to be the next president of the United States as an independent write-in candidate. The 65-year-old’s campaign comes four years after his […]

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The university has six construction and renovation plans underway for this fall, including projects at Myles Standish Hall and the CILSE building at 610 Commonwealth Ave. PHOTO BY ELLEN CLOUSE/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

University continues construction, upgrades during fall semester

Boston University is undergoing six major construction projects on the Charles River and Medical campus during the fall 2016 semester, including the building of the BU Theatre Center, according to BU Facilities Management and Planning. The BU Theatre Center, located at 820 Commonwealth Ave., will be a 75,000 square-foot building with a black box theater, classrooms and design labs for students and […]

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Dev Blair, a sophomore in the College of Fine Arts, introduced the social media campaign #PoorAtAPrivateUniversity to Boston University to spotlight how colleges like BU can relieve the financial burden for low-income students. PHOTO BY ADRIANA DIAZ/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU student group voices tuition concerns, university hopes for communication, understanding

Kailynn Palaima is not returning to Boston University. The former College of General Studies freshman and Gamma Phi Beta sister owes BU approximately $36,000, money she took out as student loans. Palaima said she received $16,000 in grants last year, but after her parents’ divorce, they could not co-sign a federal loan big enough to cover her BU tuition. “My […]

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Campus Crime Logs: Sept. 1 – 4

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from Sept. 1 to Sept. 4. Medical assist at 635 Commonwealth Ave. Officers responded to a call on Sept. 1 at 12:40 p.m. for a non-affiliated male having a paranoid episode. He was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for further care. Shoplifting reported at 656 Beacon […]

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