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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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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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