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Rally calls for open communication about campus sexual assault policies

Activists called for more open communication about campus sexual assault policies outside City Hall Wednesday at the “Break the Silence about Sexual Violence” rally. About 50 people gathered in response to recent media coverage of sexual violence at colleges and universities across the country. About one in five women and one in 16 men are victims of sexual assault […]

City Hall testimony: Campus sexual assault policies ‘broken’

During her freshman year, Boston University student Sarah Merriman was a victim of anattempted sexual assault by a man she knew, she said in a hearing on campus sexual assault policies Tuesday. Merriman, a College of Arts and Sciences junior, testified at Boston City Hall with city council members that the current system to help victims on […]

Mass.-specific study examines bullies, bullied

In the Bay State, one-fourth of all middle schoolers are victims of bullying, while 16 percent of high school students have been bullied, a study published in Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report revealed Friday. The study is based on the 2009 Massachusetts Youth Health Survey, which is conducted every two years and which […]

State university students lobby at State House for increased higher education funding

Students from Massachusetts state colleges lobbied members of the state legislature on Monday in support of three amendments to the budget that would increase higher education funding. Two of the House bills would raise the state’s financial aid budget by $1 million and $3 million, respectively, adding $4 million to an account aimed at providing […]

Boston asks BU, other non-profits, to pay greater share of taxes

Boston University is among several other tax-exempt institutions being asked to make regular payments to the city, according to an April 24 report in The Boston Globe. Hospitals, universities and cultural centers are among the organizations that Boston has asked to make voluntary payments in proportion to the value of their property to help pay […]