The Baker-Polito administration, the Commonwealth’s four medical schools and the Massachusetts Medical Society announced Monday a set of medical education core standards focused on preventing and managing opioid misuse. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ABIGAIL FREEMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Medical school curriculum expanded as effort to battle statewide opioid addiction

The Boston University School of Medicine announced changes in its curriculum as part of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s efforts to address the statewide issue of opioid addiction, according to a Sunday release. BUSM is the most recent medical school in Massachusetts to expand courses in opioid dependence and overdose in addition to training in prevention, screening and multidisciplinary treatment of […]

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The Northeastern University Police Department's policy to equip officers with semi-automatic rifles will launch mid-December. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

City Councilors Zakim and Jackson respond to Northeastern’s use of semi-automatic rifles

In response to a recent decision to equip Northeastern University police officers with semi-automatic rifles, City Councilors Josh Zakim and Tito Jackson wrote a letter Thursday to the president of the university criticizing the Northeastern Police Department. The letter called for open communication between the Northeastern Police Department and its surrounding community, which includes Roxbury and Mission Hill. The letter […]

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A Red Line train carrying about 50 passengers drove for nine minutes and traveled more than five miles without a conductor before MBTA officials cut power to the third rail, stopping it near North Quincy Station Thursday morning. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Red Line train departs station without operator

Following an inbound Red Line train’s departure from Braintree Station without an operator, officials from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority held a press conference Thursday afternoon to brief the public on circumstances surrounding the incident. At approximately 6:08 Thursday morning,  the Red Line train left the station without an operator and failed to stop […]

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Fordham University, Marquette University and Brown University have rescinded Bill Cosby's honorary degree this week, but Boston University has yet to follow suit. PHOTO BY RODRIGO BONILLA/DFP FILE PHOTO

BU rescinds Cosby’s honorary degree

Boston University announced in an email earlier today that the Board of Trustees voted to rescind the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree awarded to Bill Cosby in May 2014. In the email sent to BU community, President Robert Brown said, “The Board’s decision was based on a determination, supported by Mr. Cosby’s sworn deposition testimony, that his treatment of women […]

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A Boston University graduate student fell sick Sunday after eating at Chipotle. PHOTO COURTESY MICHAEL SAECHANG/FLICKR

BU graduate student falls ill after eating at Chipotle

Following an outbreak of norovirus symptoms among Boston College students, a graduate student at Boston University became ill Sunday after eating at a Chipotle restaurant located in Cleveland Circle in Brighton. Sara Safranek, a graduate student in the School of Education at BU, said she ate chicken tacos and tortilla chips at Chipotle on Friday and felt symptoms Sunday morning. “I started […]

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A Suffolk Superior Court dismissed a suit Thursday from the City of Boston fighting the construction of Wynn Casino in Everett. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Next steps in Wynn casino construction await

An attempt by the City of Boston to block construction by Wynn Resorts in a nearby city has reached a standstill as officials consider the next step of legal action. Superior Court Justice Janet Sanders dismissed Boston’s suit to halt construction on the casino in Everett. The initial complaint, filed Sept. 28, outlined a number of concerns including environmental effects, the scale of […]

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The Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering is on track to be fully completed by March, 2017. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

CILSE construction crews prepare for winter, spring 2017 finish date

Construction for Boston University’s Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering is still on schedule to be completed by March 2017, BU officials said. The center, located at 610 Commonwealth Ave., aims to bring together scientists and engineers from both BU’s Charles River Campus and its Medical Campus. The building will offer research facilities to promote interdisciplinary research combining the […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Oct. 6 that Hubway will expand to other locations in Brighton, Dorchester, Roxbury and Charlestown. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU Hubway stations to temporarily close, bikers change travel plans for winter

Despite bike-share company Hubway’s plans to expand this winter, the four Hubway stations on the Boston University Charles River Campus and one to be installed on the BU Medical Campus will not operate past Dec. 31. Hubway, the Boston-based bike-sharing system, announced earlier this month that it is expanding its winter operations with over 110 stations in and around Boston open […]

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Campus Crime Logs: Dec. 2-6

Campus Crime Logs: Dec. 2-6

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department from Dec. 2 to 6. Credit card fraud reported from 906 Beacon St.  A male student reported on Dec. 2 at around 2:39 p.m. that there were unauthorized charges on his credit card. Cell phone stolen from Student Health Services A female employee reported on Dec. 3 at 12:38 […]

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Boston University student government plans to mend the issues that defined this semester and aims to increase their transparency during spring 2016. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DFP FILE PHOTO

SG officials appreciate ongoing debate, look forward to increasing transparency

Shaken by conflicts after the impeachment of two Executive Board members, Boston University Student Government looks forward to increasing communication and transparency with the student body next semester through constitutional reform. During the SG Senate meeting on Nov. 30, SG passed an amended proposal that enables the Constitutional Reform Committee, made up of a coalition of students, to present the […]

by Lexi Peery· · 2 comments · Campus, News