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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]