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Members of the Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity gather in Marsh Plaza Saturday morning before they marched to the Massachusetts State House in protest of the Donald Trump presidential campaign. PHOTO BY MADI GOLDMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Students rally, march, express disapproval of Trump

Boston University students marched in a peaceful protest from Marsh Plaza to the Massachusetts State House Saturday to express their disapproval of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign. Beginning at 11 a.m., approximately 25 students and members of the Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity participated in the rally at Marsh Plaza and the subsequent march. The fraternity, stationed […]

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As part of the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing email blast, members of DivestBU posted an email template to Facebook and invited individuals to email Richard Reidy, chair of the ACSRI committee, in support of efforts for BU to divest from fossil fuel. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Divest BU invites students to “email blast” divestment demands

Divest BU, a Boston University organization comprised of students and faculty members advocating for fossil fuel divestment, invited students to speak up for divestment by sending a uniformed email statement to Richard Reidy, chair of the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing. Students were scheduled to “flood [Reidy’s email] inbox” Tuesday through Friday. Using a designated template, students can personalize […]

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Released Monday, the results of a national survey conducted by the Knight Foundation and Newseum Institute in partnership with Gallup found that the majority of college students think administration should employ policies to restrict hate speech. ILLUSTRATION BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

College students believe in free speech, despite concerns

A majority of students in the United States believe their First Amendment right is and should be secured, yet about half of those students said colleges should have policies that restrict biased or offensive speech, according to a Gallup survey released Monday. The study, conducted in March, surveyed 3,072 college students and 2,031 adults in the United States to understand […]

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Senior Lecturer Bill Marx and Professor Katherine Lincoln-Shultz, of the College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program, explain future prospects of the newly passed BU unionization vote. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU full-time, salaried instructors, lecturers voted to unionize by a 4-to-1 margin

Boston University full-time and salaried instructors and lecturers voted to unionize with the Service Employees International Union Local 509 following a final ballot count Wednesday. The win merged the faculty members with their adjunct colleagues to improve the working environment and quality of higher education through negotiations with the university. Approximately 20 BU instructors, lecturers and staff members of the […]

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A student spray paints a footstep stencil on Commonwealth Avenue as part of the “I Will Walk With You” event hosted by the Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Center in honor of BU Sexual Assault Awareness Week. PHOTO BY OLIVIA FALCIGNO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Students show support for assault survivors in “I Will Walk With You” project

A collaboration between a Boston University student artist and the BU Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Center as part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Week took place along Commonwealth Avenue Wednesday afternoon. A pathway of spray-painted footprints was installed as part of the “I Will Walk With You” project, for which students were invited to participate and spray-paint a bright […]

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The 2016 BU Student Government Executive Board election saw a slight increase in voter turnout in comparison to last year. PHOTO BY SAVANAH MACDONALD/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

SG E-board election sees increase of voting turnout, “passion”

The Boston University Student Government Executive Board elections, held from March 28 until Sunday, saw a slight increase of voting turnout in comparison to the 2015 election, members of the Student Elections Commission said. During this year’s election, 2,717 out of 16,496 BU undergraduate students voted, which is slightly more than last year’s 2,633 votes that The Daily Free Press […]

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BU Law Class of 1970 alumnus Thomas Smith and his wife Sharon set up the Thomas Royall Smith and Sharon L. Smith Crisis Advocacy Fund to support BU Law students provide legal aid to communities after a crisis. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

LAW alum Thomas Smith establishes advocacy fund, better support service trips

Boston University School of Law graduate Thomas Smith created an endowment to further fund the School of Law’s Spring Break Pro Bono Service Trips, according to a Monday release. Inspired by the spirit of the program, Smith and his wife Sharon established the Thomas Royall Smith and Sharon L. Smith Crisis Advocacy Fund in order to allow School of Law […]

by Lavanya Prabhakar· · 0 comments · Campus, News

Campus Crime Logs: March 28-April 3

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from March 28 to April 3. Credit card fraud at 199 Bay State Road A female student living at 199 Bay State Road reported March 28 at 11:35 a.m. that she received a call from a male party claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The […]

by Alyssa Meyers· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Once a South Campus staple, Crispy Crêpes Café returned to campus Monday at its new location on Commonwealth Avenue. PHOTO BY MADI GOLDMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Crispy Crêpes Café opens new location in BU Central

Crispy Crêpes Café opened its new location at 714 Commonwealth Ave. Sunday after a five-month absence, said the café’s co-owner Said Bendok. The café previously inhabited 512 Park Drive, near Boston University’s South Campus. After operating for 13 years, the café closed its previous location Oct. 31, 2015 due to long-lasting issues with the landlord, The Daily Free Press reported […]

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The results from the most recent Ithaka S+R survey released Monday found that higher education faculty members in the United States utilize online library resources more frequently. PHOTO BY KANKANIT WIRIYASAJJA/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Digital tools in libraries change trend in faculty research, survey finds

Faculty members at higher education institutions in the United States have increasingly grown to favor the use of online library websites for their research instead of printed books, according to an Ithaka S+R survey published Monday. A prominent finding of the survey is that the role of the library building has changed. The percentage of faculty who choose to research in the […]

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