Egyptian Pres. Morsi’s decree alarms professors

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s decree granting him powers above the highest courts in Egypt is unjust and undermines the success of Egypt’s revolution, BU professors said. “Even for a day, it’s no good,” said research professor and native Egyptian Farouk El-Baz. “It’s not acceptable. Nobody should have that power. He has to rescind it no matter what.” Morsi won the […]

Students protest Gaza attacks in Copley Square rally

Students protest Gaza attacks in Copley Square rally

Waving giant Palestinian flags and shouting “Viva viva Palestina,” more than 1,000 protesters marched from Copley Square to the Israeli Consulate Tuesday night, demanding a stop to Israel’s actions against Palestinians.Protesters met on Copley Square, holding up signs that read “Israel Apartheid” and “Boycott all Israeli products.” The crowd blocked traffic as it marched from Copley Square to the Israel Consulate […]

Abroad students shed new light on 2012 election

Boston University students studying abroad said being away from the U.S. during the election gives them a more global perspective. “To be honest, I feel like I am at an advantage being in Europe during the election season,” said Jason Kashdan, College of Communication junior who is studying in Madrid, in an email interview. “I’ve learned to think about how […]

BU not specifically soliciting donations from PSY

Although some news outlets reported that Boston University is attempting to reach out to South Korean pop star PSY as part of its fundraising campaign, BU officials said they are not focusing on PSY exclusively and are looking to reach all BU alumni. “[It’s] no different [for PSY] than it is for the other 300,000 graduates we have or alumni […]

Vigil remembers students killed in NZ

Vigil remembers students killed in NZ

Boston University College of Engineering senior Erik Frazier said he was in shock when he received the news that his friend Austin Brashears had died in a car crash while abroad in New Zealand in May. Students honored the life of Brashears and two other students who died in the car accident at a memorial service Monday evening. “I could […]

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Terriers at the Olympics: Mennigen highlights week one in London with gold

It has been a busy week in London for the Olympics, a week that included competition from six different former Boston University athletes. Here is a look at how each of the former Terriers have done so far at the games. Men’s Rowing Three BU alumni are participating in the Olympic rowing competition in London this summer. Meindert Klem, who […]

Student injured in NZ back stateside for treatment

After being airlifted to Waikato Hospital from the vehicular accident in New Zealand on May 12, Boston University School of Management junior Meg Theriault returned to Boston on a medi-flight, hospital officials said. “Meg’s made huge progress and I think she’s further ahead than we thought she would be at this point,” said Grant Christey, a trauma specialist at Waikato […]

BU student found guilty of careless driving, careless driving causing death

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration junior Stephen Houseman pleaded guilty and was subsequently charged and fined in an Auckland court in New Zealand Wednesday morning. Houseman faced three counts of careless driving causing death and four counts of careless driving causing injury after the van he was driving last month crashed, as previously reported by The Daily Free Press. […]

Student in coma after New Zealand crash awakes, speaks

Boston University student Margaret “Meg” Theriault spoke to her parents and hospital staff Wednesday for the first time since she was critically injured in the New Zealand car accident on May 12, hospital officials said. Theriault, a School of Management junior, is awake after she was put in a medically induced coma at Waikato Hospital following the accident. She is […]

Road conditions in NZ crash analyzed by expert, police

The following article is the second in a two-part series about safety for students studying abroad. Poor road conditions may have contributed to the May 12 car crash in New Zealand, said a New Zealand–based road safety expert, although police have ruled road conditions out as a factor in the accident. Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of the car review website, […]