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The Questrom School of Business celebrated the first anniversary since the Allen and Kelli Questrom gave a record-breaking donation to the school that resulted in the name change. PHOTO BY ANNALYN KUMAR/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

“Questrom Day” celebrates first anniversary, innovation

The Boston University Questrom School of Business hosted “Questrom Day” Wednesday to celebrate the first anniversary of Allen and Kelli Questrom’s record-breaking donation to the school that led to the renaming of the previously called School of Management. Approximately 600 BU community members attended the celebration, Questrom spokesperson Midge Wilcke said. The celebration included a photo session in the Virginia […]

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Officials from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced Monday that they are looking to eliminate riders' ability to use cash as payment on buses and trains in an effort to create a more user-friendly system. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

MBTA to eliminate cash payment option

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority plans to eliminate cash payments for its services, MBTA spokesperson Jason Johnson stated Wednesday. Johnson wrote in an email that the MBTA’s goal is to update the payment system to align with the technology of the current generation. “The goal is to develop a system that would allow riders to pay with phones, contactless credit cards […]

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A body of a student was found at Kilachand Hall Wednesday morning. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

University provides counseling services in wake of tragedy

The Boston University administration and Office of the Residence Life in Kilachand Hall continued to provide counseling sessions and services for members of the community following the death of a student Wednesday morning. David Zamojski, assistant dean of students and director of Residence Life, sent an email to Kilachand residents Wednesday evening and announced a community session held in the […]

by Sekar Krisnauli· · 0 comments · Campus, News
On Monday, Jose Ponce, the senior production assistant in the College of Communication, discovered anti-Semitic material printed from his office printer. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Anti-Semitic flyers reported across the BU Charles River Campus

On Monday, Jose Ponce, the senior production assistant in the College of Communication, discovered anti-Semitic material printed from his office printer. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF In an incident echoing a number of colleges and universities nationwide, a printer in the Boston University College of Communication received the printing job for an anti-Semitic flyer Monday morning. “When I [...]
by Samantha J. Gross· · 0 comments · Campus, News
A report released Monday by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources found that the best-paid disciplines for tenure-track faculty are positions in business, law and engineering fields, whereas pastoral counseling professors, Bible studies professors and linguistic studies instructors are reported to be the lowest paid. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Tenure-track faculty members are highest paid employees, see highest pay increase

Tenure-track faculty members at higher education institutions remain the highest paid employees, receiving a 2.2 percent increase in median salary in the 2015-16 period. This is the highest salary increase of any academic rank, according to a report released Monday. The report, conducted by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, included survey results from 241,491 full-time faculty […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced his commitment to closing the gender wage gap on Monday in a gathering of 100 local businesses. ILLUSTRATION BY MAE DAVIS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Walsh commits to closing gender wage gap

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh joined 100 local businesses Monday in his pledge to close the gender wage gap in the City of Boston, according to a Sunday press release. The release stated that the commitment is part of a pledge called the 100% Talent Compact, created by the Boston Women’s Workforce Council. The council, co-chaired by Evelyn Murphy and Cathy […]

by Luis Castro· · 1 comment · City, News

Campus Crime Logs: March 21-27

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from March 21 to March 27. Unarmed robbery at 156 Bay State Road A female student reported March 21 at 5:33 p.m. that she placed an ad to sell her laptop and met with the buyer at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Silber Way. The suspect […]

by Alyssa Meyers· · 0 comments · Campus, News
On Monday, the Baker-Polito Administration, along with union officials, announced they were successful in their efforts to keep Boston-area children safer through reforms within the Department of Children and Families. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Baker-Polito announce progress of Department of Children and Famillies

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced on Monday progress in reforms to the Department of Children and Families, according to a Monday press release. Baker explained in the release that even though progress has been made, the administration will continue to work to improve policies. “Last fall we pledged, with union leadership, to better support our […]

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority launched a “Performance Dashboard” website Monday that displays data concerning customer satisfaction and the accuracy of schedules among other aspects of the transit agency. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

MBTA launches new online Performance Dashboard

Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced Monday the launch of the new Performance Dashboard for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, according to a Monday press release. The Dashboard is an online portal that allows T riders to keep updated on the daily reliability levels of the four subway lines and 170 bus routes, creating a new […]

by Grace Li· · 0 comments · City, News
Beginning July 1, those wishing to play fantasy sports must be at least 21 due to a new regulation issued Friday by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. ILLUSTRATION BY BRITTANY CHANG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Attorney General Maura Healey announces fantasy sports regulations

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced stricter rules regarding the Daily Fantasy Sports industry on Friday, according to the updated regulations. Initially proposed in November 2015, Healey sought “to ensure that players are protected and that minors can’t access the sites” in her regulations, according to a Nov. 19 release. Minors, as defined in the updated regulations, are individuals under […]

by Paige Smith· · 0 comments · City, News