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Hundreds gather on Common to protest U.S. involvement in Syria

Tempers flared Monday night when more than 200 people gathered at the Boston Common at a candlelight vigil against an attack on Syria. MoveOn.org Civic Action organized the protest in various cities across the U.S., including Boston, but several Syrian immigrants and smaller advocacy groups also showed up and loudly confronted the larger assembly. “He [Bashar al-Assad] […]

N. Korea threats linked to Kim Jong-un’s personality, BU experts say

After a third nuclear test in February and a ratification of a potential nuclear strike on the U.S. Wednesday, North Korea has caused growing concern around the world. The escalation of tensions and intense rhetoric may be in part linked to the personality and policies of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, some Boston University experts […]

Pope Francis might address poverty issues, BU experts say

Although the Roman Catholic Church’s College of Cardinals elected the first Latin American pope in its history Wednesday, any reforms will be a result of his individual character and not of his origin, Boston University experts said. “Any changes he is likely to make will depend more on him as an individual than him being […]

Filmmaker seeks student support on immigration reform

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim is challenging college students to join a new campaign and support immigration reform allowing an earned pathway to citizenship based on the DREAM Act. Several Boston University students said they support the DREAM Act’s proposed changes to immigration policy, which would allow undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. at […]

Israel Peace Week kicks off with youth music concert

To kick off 2013’s Israel Peace Week, members of Boston University Students for Israel hosted Heartbeat, an Israeli-Palestinian youth music community, Monday evening. About 90 students, professors and community members gathered at BU Central in the George Sherman Union to attend the group’s showing, which BUSI co-president Rachel DuShey said was a gathering of music […]