The sports safety seminar at Friday's Play It Forward summit emphasized on the consequences of repetitive head trauma and the dangers of CTE. PHOTO BY SOFIA LAURITO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Professor, coach, student-athlete discuss consequences of concussions

Boston University School of Medicine professor Ann McKee; Chris Nowinski, co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation; and Rachel Blauner, a midfielder on the BU women’s soccer team, discussed concussions and their dangerous consequences in sports today during BU’s inaugural Play It Forward sports communication summit Friday afternoon. The daylong summit, hosted by the College of Communication and the Athletics Department, […]

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A member of the Student Curriculum Committee speaks at the beginning of the rally in Marsh Plaza about how student awareness is important for change. PHOTO BY LEXI PLINE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Adjunct faculty, supporters march to President Brown’s office, demand fair treatment

Boston University adjunct faculty members lead a rally approximately 100 strong Thursday to improve learning conditions at BU and raise awareness of the unfair treatment they claim they experience at the university. Joined by Boston-area college students and faculty, healthcare workers, fast food workers and members of Service Employees International Union Local 509, the protesters marched to BU President Robert Brown’s office, […]

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A rise in attempted suicides at BU raises questions about what the school is doing to support the mental health of its students. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Trend of suicide attempts raises concern in BU community

Out of 47 reports the Boston University Police Department responded to between April 5 and April 10 — which ranged from intoxicated students to a stolen backpack — six were related to attempted suicides or suicidal thoughts, according to reports provided by BUPD. Suicide is the second-most common cause of death for 15- to 24-year- olds, according to data from the […]

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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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