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Many BU students support historic same-sex Supreme Court case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a second round of arguments Wednesday over a same-sex marriage case that has the potential to determine the future of same-sex marriage in the country. Several Boston University students said they are pleased to see the court reconsidering gay rights as the stigma has steadily faded away in recent […]

Congress votes to protect military tuition assistance

Congress issued a continuing resolution Thursday to restore Military Tuition Assistance programs by limiting spending on political science research to finance government operations through the end of the 2013 fiscal year. Boston University spokesman Colin Riley said 80 active-duty service members at BU would have been affected by the cut. “The students are stationed throughout […]

Logan unlikely to see major flight reductions as result of sequester

Sequester budget cuts to Massachusetts’s airports should not have a large impact on the number of flights through Logan International Airport, local airport officials said. The Federal Aviation Administration dealt with major budget-cuts as a result of the sequester, and five Massachusetts airports will lose their air traffic controllers. These budget-cuts will begin to affect […]

GOP, Dems. propose budgets with differing effects for students

Among a number of other dissimilarities, federal budgets proposed by Democrats and Republicans in Congress offer varying effects for students involving federal financial aid and education funding. Democrats in the House of Representatives’ House Budget Committee announced an alternative budget plan Monday in response to the budget released March 12 by House Budget Committee Republicans, […]

IBM officials partner with Boston, BU to grow ‘smarter city’

Boston University officials are partnering with executives from IBM and the city of Boston to promote better technologies for urban energy efficiency. Officials hosted a series of panels on Wednesday titled “Smarter Cities: A Roadmap for the Future” at the BU Photonics Center, focusing on how technology is helping cities run more efficiently. “The purpose […]