A report released Wednesday by the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education found that more bachelor’s degrees were awarded to students from higher-income families. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Success rate of earning bachelor’s degree depends on family income, report finds

Wealthier students in the United States have higher rates of success in earning bachelor’s degrees, according to a report released Wednesday by The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education. The report is a partnership project between the Pell Institute and the University of Pennsylvania Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, said Pell Institute director Margaret Cahalan. […]

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Three panelists discuss the pros and cons of divesting from fossil fuels at a public forum in the George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium in late February. The BU community’s efforts were rewarded Friday by the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Fossil fuel divestment advocates see results in ACSRI’s recommendation

Many Boston University students as well as faculty and staff members have been active advocates for BU to divest from fossil fuels over the recent years. Advocacy efforts led the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing to consider a divestment recommendation to the Board of Trustees in 2014. The ACSRI decided to review the issue of fossil fuel divestment on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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