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BU students voice concerns over lack of accessibility to transportation following the announcement of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s plans to cut the late night weekend T service Tuesday. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Students express disagreement to potential cut of MBTA’s late-night service

As the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority considers cutting its late-night service due to low ridership and high operating costs, Boston University students express concern to the late-night service’s potential restriction. Cutting late-night service aims to reduce the system’s $242 million deficit, according to a statement released earlier this month. MBTA officials will continue to hold public meetings through January and […]

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The Communications Immersion Program, a program at BU that aids in connecting Chinese students with their peers through an online portal is now expanding to reach all international students. ILLUSTRATION BY LEXI PLINE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Online communication program to expand, adjust international students

Boston University’s College of Communication will expand its Communications Immersion Program this year to help accepted international students in the COM graduate program adjust to American classrooms, said David Cotter, the assistant dean of graduate affairs. The free program, founded in 2014 as part of BU’s Digital Learning Initiative, was initially designed to provide Chinese students a six-week online academic […]

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Campus Crime Logs Jan. 18 – 24

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from Jan. 18 to Jan. 24.  Jacket stolen from 915 Commonwealth Ave. A male student reported his jacket was stolen Jan. 18 from a coat rack on the first floor of the Fitness and Recreation Center on 915 Commonwealth Ave. at 9:32 p.m. Marijuana use reported at […]

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David Makovsky, former senior advisor on Secretary of State John Kerry's Israeli-Palestinian peace team, speaks at The Florence & Chafetz Hillel House at BU Tuesday evening about "Seeking Justice: Strengthening the Prospect for Middle East Peace” PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Former advisor encourages conversations, resolve Middle Eastern conflict

As conflicts in the Middle East amplify, it’s important for college students to start having healthy discourse surrounding the issue, David Makovsky, director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process, said in a lecture to Boston University students Tuesday. Makovsky was part of Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace team, which focused on conflict resolution between Israelis and […]

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Terriers Connect aims to provide BU students and faculty with resources and training on how to respond to someone contemplating suicide. PHOTO BY JACQUI BUSICK/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

SHS’s new program trains community member identify mental illness

As a response to rising mental health cases across the nation, Boston University Student Health Services introduced a new training program for students and faculty to identify students struggling with mental illness, BU spokesperson Colin Riley said. The training program, Terriers Connect, is co-sponsored by the department of Behavioral Medicine at SHS and the dean of students, Riley said. Although […]

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Kaitlyn Murtha, a sophomore in the Questrom School of Business, attends the first Student Government  meeting of the spring 2016 semester in the Photonics building Monday. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

SG’s first meeting approves initiative, encourages students’ political activity

Boston University Student Government convened Monday for its first meeting after winter break and voted to fund TurboVote, a website that eases out-of-state students’ voting registration. TurboVote’s service normally costs $1.60 for each voting form submitted, but it will be free to BU students if SG pays a fee, Rachel Eckles, deputy director of SG’s City Affairs Department, said at the […]

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A Harvard University report released Wednesday recommended college admissions offices to further promote not only intellectual but also ethical engagement in its application process. PHOTO BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DFP FILE PHOTO

Harvard report suggests “altruistic” approach to college admissions

It is recommended for college admissions offices to further promote not only intellectual but also ethical engagement in its application process, according to a report titled “Turning the Tide,” released Wednesday by the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common project. The report aimed to “reshape the college admissions process,” alleviate achievement-based pressure and increase opportunities for low-income communities, […]

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BU has moved forward with their plans to sell the building occupied by the Barnes and Noble and the iconic Citgo sign among others. PHOTO BY PAIGE TWOMBLY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU’s sale of Kenmore properties remains thoughtful to bookstore

Boston University has moved forward with its plans to sell many of its Kenmore Square properties after nearly four decades of ownership. Barnes and Noble’s lease will be extended through the change of ownership, BU spokesperson Colin Riley confirmed. “There will always be a place for students to get their books,” he said. The university has hired a broker to assist […]

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The BU Initiative on Cities released the 2015 Menino Survey on Mayors Wednesday, which compiles the priorities of 89 mayors across the country. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

IOC released national survey of mayors, welcomed former mayor on campus

The Boston University Initiative on Cities released the 2015 Menino Survey of Mayors during the United States Conference of Mayors 84th Winter Meeting Wednesday. The survey is the only nationally representative survey of mayors that contains information on high-priority issues mayors face, according to the IOC’s statement. Authored by David Glick and Katherine Einstein, professors in the Department of Political Science, […]

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The BU School of Law announced Tuesday that former Massachusetts Attorney General, Martha Coakley, an 1979 alumnus of the School of Law, will be joining the BU faculty as an adjunct professor of law. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DFP FILE PHOTO

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley joins School of Law faculty

The Boston University School of Law welcomes former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to its faculty as an adjunct professor this spring. Coakley will teach a three-credit course titled “Criminal Law, Civil Order: Policing in the 21st Century,” which focuses on the history and future of community policing. Inspiration for the course came after the assessment of current community policing […]

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