Senior Lecturer Bill Marx and Professor Katherine Lincoln-Shultz, of the College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program, explain future prospects of the newly passed BU unionization vote. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU full-time, salaried instructors, lecturers voted to unionize by a 4-to-1 margin

Boston University full-time and salaried instructors and lecturers voted to unionize with the Service Employees International Union Local 509 following a final ballot count Wednesday. The win merged the faculty members with their adjunct colleagues to improve the working environment and quality of higher education through negotiations with the university. Approximately 20 BU instructors, lecturers and staff members of the […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh expressed his support Monday to raise the Massachusetts minimum wage from $10 to $15 per hour.

Mayor Martin Walsh supports raising minimum wage to $15

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday that he supports raising the minimum wage in Massachusetts from $10 to $15 per hour, according to Bonnie McGilpin, spokesperson for Walsh. “Mayor Walsh supports raising the minimum wage to $15 in Boston and across Massachusetts,” McGilpin wrote in an email. “The Mayor understands the complexities and that’s why he is convening a committee […]

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A student spray paints a footstep stencil on Commonwealth Avenue as part of the “I Will Walk With You” event hosted by the Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Center in honor of BU Sexual Assault Awareness Week. PHOTO BY OLIVIA FALCIGNO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Students show support for assault survivors in “I Will Walk With You” project

A collaboration between a Boston University student artist and the BU Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Center as part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Week took place along Commonwealth Avenue Wednesday afternoon. A pathway of spray-painted footprints was installed as part of the “I Will Walk With You” project, for which students were invited to participate and spray-paint a bright […]

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The 2016 BU Student Government Executive Board election saw a slight increase in voter turnout in comparison to last year. PHOTO BY SAVANAH MACDONALD/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

SG E-board election sees increase of voting turnout, “passion”

The Boston University Student Government Executive Board elections, held from March 28 until Sunday, saw a slight increase of voting turnout in comparison to the 2015 election, members of the Student Elections Commission said. During this year’s election, 2,717 out of 16,496 BU undergraduate students voted, which is slightly more than last year’s 2,633 votes that The Daily Free Press […]

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BU Law Class of 1970 alumnus Thomas Smith and his wife Sharon set up the Thomas Royall Smith and Sharon L. Smith Crisis Advocacy Fund to support BU Law students provide legal aid to communities after a crisis. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

LAW alum Thomas Smith establishes advocacy fund, better support service trips

Boston University School of Law graduate Thomas Smith created an endowment to further fund the School of Law’s Spring Break Pro Bono Service Trips, according to a Monday release. Inspired by the spirit of the program, Smith and his wife Sharon established the Thomas Royall Smith and Sharon L. Smith Crisis Advocacy Fund in order to allow School of Law […]

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General Electric announced that the company will donate $50 million to the Boston community following mixed reactions to plans to move its global headquarters to the city. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

General Electric pledges $50 million to local community

General Electric pledged Monday to invest $50 million in the City of Boston by donating to public schools, STEM workforce populations, community health centers and by making other charitable donations, according to a Monday press release. In January, GE announced that the company would be relocating its corporate headquarters to Boston, according to a Jan. 13 press release. The primary […]

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Campus Crime Logs: March 28-April 3

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from March 28 to April 3. Credit card fraud at 199 Bay State Road A female student living at 199 Bay State Road reported March 28 at 11:35 a.m. that she received a call from a male party claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The […]

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Once a South Campus staple, Crispy Crêpes Café returned to campus Monday at its new location on Commonwealth Avenue. PHOTO BY MADI GOLDMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Crispy Crêpes Café opens new location in BU Central

Crispy Crêpes Café opened its new location at 714 Commonwealth Ave. Sunday after a five-month absence, said the café’s co-owner Said Bendok. The café previously inhabited 512 Park Drive, near Boston University’s South Campus. After operating for 13 years, the café closed its previous location Oct. 31, 2015 due to long-lasting issues with the landlord, The Daily Free Press reported […]

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In honor of Equal Pay Day this Tuesday, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s Office of Women’s Advancement and the American Association of University Women kicked off free salary negotiation workshops on Monday. PHOTO BY ELLEN CLOUSE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Martin Walsh hosts free salary negotiation workshops

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, in collaboration with the Office of Women’s Advancement, announced Sunday a week of free salary negotiation workshops, which will be hosted around the city in honor of Equal Pay Day, according to a Sunday press release. In September 2015, Walsh partnered with the American Association of University Women in a pledge to train 85,000 women. This […]

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The results from the most recent Ithaka S+R survey released Monday found that higher education faculty members in the United States utilize online library resources more frequently. PHOTO BY KANKANIT WIRIYASAJJA/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Digital tools in libraries change trend in faculty research, survey finds

Faculty members at higher education institutions in the United States have increasingly grown to favor the use of online library websites for their research instead of printed books, according to an Ithaka S+R survey published Monday. A prominent finding of the survey is that the role of the library building has changed. The percentage of faculty who choose to research in the […]

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