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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 […]

After privacy breach, Google pays $7 million

Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Tuesday that Google Inc. will pay more than $327,000 to Massachusetts after Google collected data and photographs from unsecured wireless networks for its Street View service. “This hard-fought settlement recognizes and protects the privacy rights of people whose information was collected without their permission,” Coakley said in a press […]

BU breaks from trend of unfilled math ed. positions

Although higher education institutions across the U.S. continue to struggle to fill openings in mathematics education, according to a survey of colleges and universities, Boston University has not experienced such problems, officials said. Mary Elizabeth Matthews, a doctoral student studying math education, said the need for mathematics teachers to educate students on how to teach […]

Section of Violence Against Women Act to focus on colleges

A part of the Violence Against Women Act — which passed through Congress Thursday — focusing on college campuses will require institutes of higher learning such as Boston University to adhere to new standards regarding sexual assault and sexual violence. Under the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, university officials will have to provide victims of sexual […]