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BU reaches fundraising goal of $1 billion

BU reaches fundraising goal of $1 billion

Boston University has raised $1 billion and surpassed its previous fundraising goal one year early, BU spokesperson Colin Riley confirmed Thursday morning. The Campaign for BU, launched in September 2012, is part of BU President Robert Brown’s strategic plan, “Choosing to Be Great.” The campaign initially set a goal of raising $1 billion by 2017. By 2015, the university had raised $888 […]

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Erin Shyr, a junior in the College of Fine Arts, and Maria Currie, a student at the New England Conservatory, are suing College of Fine Arts professor Eric Ruske and Boston University after filing sexual assault complaints with the school. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Two female students sue CFA professor, wish to change BU’s approach to sexual assault

The two women who sued a Boston University horn professor for sexual harassment said Wednesday that they hope the lawsuit will change the university’s administrative culture that “tolerates and even condones sexual harassment and assault.” Erin Shyr, a junior in the College of Fine Arts, and former CFA student Maria Currie filed a lawsuit Tuesday against their former professor, Eric […]

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The Crowdfunding at BU information session held in the Questrom School of Business on Wednesday discussed the efforts of BU’s newly launched crowdfunding platform. PHOTO BY ADRIANA DIAZ/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU crowdfunding platform helps raise funds for community, panelists said

The Boston University community is encouraged to use a crowdfunding platform if they need to raise money for research or activities, panelists said in a workshop Wednesday afternoon. Campaign for BU hosted the “Crowdfunding at BU” panel at the Questrom School of Business. Approximately 65 BU community members joined five panelists to learn more about crowdfunding tips and benefits. Lauren […]

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Founded in 2013, the BU club women's hockey team has been officially recognized by the university for the 2016-17 season. PHOTO COURTESY KAREN LAFOND

BU women’s club ice hockey gains university recognition after three-year-long effort

When Emily LaFond transferred to Boston University from Villanova University in 2013, she began looking for a club ice hockey team for women, hoping to eventually join. To her surprise, no such team existed — the previous club team rose to the varsity level in 2005. Unwilling to give up, LaFond recruited girls through social media and an ice hockey […]

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Campus Crime Logs: April 4 to April 10

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department from April 4 to April 10.   Attempted suicide on Bay State Road Officers responded April 7 at around 1 a.m. to reports of a male student making suicidal statements on the balcony at The Towers.  The victim was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for further treatment. […]

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A report published Thursday by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences recommended greater support for public research universities through more funding and development. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Research universities should ease student debt, experts suggest

Public research universities need to address financial challenges, create partnerships with government and philanthropic communities and focus on serving students to ensure a higher quality education, according to a report published Thursday by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The same recommendations can also apply to private universities like Boston University, the report’s co-chair said. Robert Birgeneau, co-chair of […]

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In a report submitted to President Brown, Provost Morrison and administration, the Student Curriculum Committee criticized the proposed University-Wide General Education Program, citing a poll that revealed that students know very little about the program. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU students seek changes in general education proposal, survey finds

A majority of Boston University students who responded to a survey about the proposed General Education Program are against it, according to the results released Monday. Three hundred and eighty students responded to the survey run by the Student Curriculum Committee, conducted from March 17 to April 1. Approximately 55 percent of the respondents reported that the program, recently proposed […]

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Erin Shyr, a junior in the College of Fine Arts, and Maria Currie, a student at the New England Conservatory, speak about their lawsuit against College of Fine Arts professor Eric Ruske and Boston University at a press conference Tuesday morning. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Students sue BU and CFA professor over sexual harassment allegations

Two women — one Boston University junior and one former student — filed a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday in which they claim that sexual harassment from a BU College of Fine Arts professor and that BU improperly handled their complaints. The 39-page complaint alleges that Eric Ruske, an acclaimed horn player and BU professor, harassed the two plaintiffs, Maria Currie […]

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At the Senate meeting Monday night in the Photonics building, BU Student Government passed two amendments to the SG constitution. One focuses on fighting discrimination and the other on building long-term agendas. PHOTO BY ELLEN CLOUSE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Two constitutional amendments passed in SG Senate meeting

The Boston University Student Government passed two constitutional amendments that will oversee the continuity of SG’s initiatives and prohibit discriminatory legislations from being passed. Members of the Student Government convened at their Monday Senate meeting to approve the revisions. Hamilton Millwee, SG’s director of academic affairs, proposed an amendment April 4 to change SG’s name into “Student Union,” add 25 […]

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Kenneth Freeman, dean of the Boston University Questrom School of Business; Martin Nisenholtz, former chief digital officer of The New York Times; and Jill Abramson, former executive editor of the Times, speak at the Dean’s Speaker Series in the Questrom Auditorium Monday afternoon. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Former New York Times journalists talk reform in news industry

The decline of print journalism and the rise of digitalization in the news industry is an inevitable trend, said Martin Nisenholtz, a former senior vice president of digital operations at The New York Times, and Jill Abramson, a former executive editor of the Times. Nisenholtz, a professor in Boston University’s College of Communication, and Abramson, a visiting lecturer at Harvard University, conversed […]

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