History professor Bruce Schulman and English professor Elizabeth Loizeaux introduce their General Education Task Force initiative at the Boston University Senate meeting Monday night. PHOTO BY MADISON GOLDMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

SG launches investigation into E-board member, impeachment possible

The Boston University Student Government Judicial Commission announced the launch of an investigation into misconduct within […]

by · October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Jenna O'Leary, a student at Wheelock College, places a candle on the steps where Melvin Ramos once lived. Ramos,  a homeless man who became a fixture of Kenmore Square, was honored during a remembrance service Monday night. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Students, residents remember “ambassador of Kenmore Square” Melvin Ramos

Boston University students and local residents gathered in Kenmore Square Monday night in remembrance of Melvin […]

by · October 27, 2015 · 3 comments · Campus, News
Pulitzer Prize winning author, Junot Diaz, read from his most recent work and answered audience member’s questions during the “Ha Jin visiting Lecturer Series” Monday night. PHOTO BY RACHEL MCLEAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Junot Diaz talks love, Dominican-Haitian conflict at BU lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet Junot Díaz conveyed his progressive opinions on love, privilege, immigration and […]

by · October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Boston Public Works plans to spread out the piles of snow over several locations this upcoming winter, instead of one large pile in South Boston. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DFP FILE PHOTO

Boston to improve snow removal efforts for upcoming winter

After a winter that brought a record amount of snow to the city and halted businesses […]

by · October 27, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
A report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released Wednesday found a six percent increase in deaths related to opioids in the last year. GRAPHIC BY KATELYN PILLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Opioid related deaths on the rise in 2015

Despite statewide efforts to address the opioid epidemic, estimates show that opioid-related deaths have increased since […]

by · October 26, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
A NerdWallet study found that college students who graduate in 2015 are expected to retire at age 75. GRAPHIC BY KATELYN PILLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Report finds retirement age increasing among millennials

Students graduating in 2015 will have an average retirement age of 75 due to the increasing […]

by · October 26, 2015 · 1 comment · Campus, News
An ordinance proposed by Boston City Councilors Salvatore LaMattina and Bill Linehan would require street performers in Boston to be issued a permit before they can perform in a public area. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

City Council ordinance to require permit for street performers

Sidewalk artists may be required to have permits to perform in public areas as result of […]

by · October 26, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
A Boston University student government petition to “End Discrimination in BU Student Government” calls for justice for BU’s Jewish population and demands the immediate resignation of the vice president of finance. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/DFP FILE PHOTO

Petition created calling for removal of Student Government E-board member

The Boston University Student Government Vice President of Finance was petitioned starting Wednesday evening by new […]

by and · October 26, 2015 · 3 comments · Campus, News
Activism groups delivered letters of support and signatures from residents at a city council meeting on Oct. 21 to influence the council to vote for body cameras. PHOTO BY PAIGE TWOMBLY/DFP FILE PHOTO

Groups urge City Council to vote on body cameras

Activism groups supporting the use of body cameras for the Boston Police Department delivered letters and […]

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Panelists discussed the future of safe schools at the "From Tragedy to a Safer Tomorrow" discussion in partnership with Boston University and the Boston University Police Department in the  Law Auditorium Thursday night. PHOTO BY JACQUI BUSICK/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Officials, activists debate campus safety at BUPD panel

With increasing focus put on campus safety, Boston University students and faculty should take proactive action […]

by · October 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Campus, News