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Super Tuesday puts Romney closer to Republican nod

Super Tuesday puts Romney closer to Republican nod

Amidst chanting of “We want Mitt,” former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said he promises to restore America, after he won 72.1 percent of the vote in the Commonwealth’s Republican primary election. Romney took the state’s primary election with 38 of the 41 delegates up for grabs in Massachusetts, while former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, of Pennsylvania, took 12 percent of […]

Bay State voters cast ballots for Romney

Many Boston voters accurately predicted former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would win the Republican primary in the Commonwealth on Super Tuesday. Romney won the state’s primaries with 72.1 percent of the vote on Tuesday. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, of Pennsylvania, came in second with 12.1 percent and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, of Texas, came in third with 9.6 percent. […]

BU sees less students transferring than national trend

Almost immediately after Grace Ngobeni matriculated into the University of Vermont, she knew she wanted transfer out. “[Transferring] was something I thought of the first week that I was there and then I waited two years,” Ngobeni, a junior in Boston University’s College of Communication, said. Ngobeni said she yearned for a more creative film program with production and writing […]

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Facebook could be going public at stock exchange soon

Facebook may be taking social media to the stock exchange, as a public debut in the coming week is a possibility, according to reports from The Wall Street Journal. Facebook has not officially confirmed the move yet, but experts speculate the company’s IPO, or initial public offering, could launch Mark Zuckerberg’s creation into the realm of the largest worldwide public […]

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GOODBYE OCCUPY? Dewey Sq. protesters kicked out in weekend of uproar, arrests

GOODBYE OCCUPY? Dewey Sq. protesters kicked out in weekend of uproar, arrests

After obtaining the legal right to evict Occupy Boston protesters from Dewey Square, the City of Boston set a deadline – Thursday at midnight – for the activists to evacuate their campsite. The city waited until early Saturday morning to act, officially ending what had been, according to Occupy Boston, “the longest continuous occupation in America.”   A Farewell to […]

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MBTA receives proposal to extend weekend service

The T may run later hours on the weekends after the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority received a proposal on Tuesday asking to expand service hours to 2 a.m., according to a State House press release. Officials and business leaders announced a plan that would expand T hours on Friday and Saturday nights. The last Green Line T on the Boston […]

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Occupy Boston clashes with BPD over tent set-up

Occupy Boston clashes with BPD over tent set-up

Boston Police Department officials interrupted Occupy Boston’s Health and Safety Improvement Festival Monday afternoon by prohibiting protesters from bringing a flame-retardant military tent into Dewey Square. Shortly after noon, when the festival was initially slated to begin, a group of occupiers delivered a large tent wrapped in plastic wrap to the Dewey Square plaza. Officials surrounded the protesters and told […]

Boston ranked fifth happiest city in the nation

Bostonians’ healthy lifestyles and access to parks earned the city a fifth-place ranking as the happiest city to live in the U.S., according to a report by “Men’s Health” released last week. To calculate the happiest cities and “Frown Towns,” “Men’s Health” compiled suicide and unemployment rates from each city as well as percentages of households that report using antidepressants […]

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Students’ struggles echo education secretary’s concerns

Between her expectation of the job market and the debt from her annual $10,000 loan, College of Communication senior Chelsea Merget said she is feeling the strain of higher education. “I took out personal loan payments, and so did my mom and so did my dad because this school is that expensive,” Merget said. “And you don’t really have the […]

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Occupy protesters expect on-campus demonstrations in Spring semester

Following the Marsh Plaza protest on Nov. 9, some members of Boston University Occupies Boston said they are planning larger assemblies in the future. “We proved what we wanted to do, which was to give a taste of our power and strength and willingness to stand up,” said Sean, a College of Arts and Sciences freshman who asked to keep […]

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