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Mass., Colombia forge relationship on science, tech

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick and President Juan Manuel Santos Calderon of the Republic of Colombia signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday that will grant formal collaborations between the two entities in the areas of science, technology and innovation. “Massachusetts is a leader in the life sciences, clean energy and other innovation economy sectors,” Patrick said […]

Pope’s resignation could cause change, BU officials say

Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, which was announced Monday and  stems from a lack of mental and physical strength, might result in the Catholic Church choosing a pope to better represent the current demographics of its membership, a number of Boston University professors said. “Most Catholics at this point in time are mostly in developing countries […]

BU students debate SG stance on Iran sanctions

While members of Boston University Anti-War Coalition urged Student Government to take a stance against the sanctions in Iran during a debate Wednesday night, members of BU Students for Israel said they wanted to avoid SG making a decision on behalf of all students. “There’s often polarization that happens in politics and I don’t want […]

BU students not threatened by N. Korea’s claims

Despite threats of violence against the U.S. made by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a number of members of the Boston University community said they do not perceive the claims as serious and are not concerned. BU international relations professor Joseph Wippl said the threats are a political move made to gain international attention. “[North […]

Miss Universe Olivia Culpo will not return to BU

Olivia Culpo, a former Boston University student, said she will not return to BU after winning Wednesday’s Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas. “I actually will not be returning to BU,” Culpo said in an interview with The Daily Free Press. “But it will always be a big part of my past.” In the upcoming […]