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Top 10 study spots on campus

If you want to study for a quiz with friends, hunker down for several hours to pass a cumulative final exam or just finish reading a book that has sat on your shelf for weeks, BU offers a variety of intriguing study locations on campus (other than your dorm). Here are a few of The Daily Free Press staff’s favorite […]

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City News 101: What’s going on in Boston

As a student in the vibrant City of Boston, you’ll be witness to the local issues Bostonians experience every day. The State House and City Hall are bustling with policy leaders aiming to solve Boston’s most heated problems. We here at The Daily Free Press pledge to keep you informed throughout the school year. Here are five of Boston’s hot […]

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To improve transparency, the MBTA will release performance statistics frequently. PHOTO BY MAYA DEVERAUX/DFP FILE PHOTO

MBTA General Manager DePaola to retire

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Frank DePaola will retire on June 30 after more than a year of service, he announced Monday. DePaola thanked the entire MBTA staff in a press release, citing his experiences with cancer as the primary reason for his retirement. “It has been an honor to serve as General Manager during this critical period and to […]

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Graduates throw their caps at the conclusion of Boston University's All-University Commencement Ceremony  Sunday afternoon on Nickerson Field. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Commencement speaker Nina Tassler encourages graduates to embrace uncertainty

Nina Tassler, an advisor and former chairman of CBS Entertainment, expressed the importance of appreciating the unknown instead of fearing it during her commencement address to Boston University’s Class of 2016 Sunday afternoon. “The best antidote to fear is your curiosity and passion,” Tassler said to the graduates and their family and friends. “Embracing change and confronting fear will serve you well.” […]

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Samson Donick was arraigned and held on $10,000 cash bail Wednesday. PHOTO BY MIT ATHLETICS

Former MIT basketball player pleads not guilty to raping BU student

A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology basketball player pled not guilty Wednesday to charges that he raped a female Boston University student last October while she was asleep in her dorm room at 33 Harry Agganis Way. Samson Donick, 20, of Tiburon, California, was arraigned at Suffolk Superior Court. He was charged with aggravated rape, breaking and entering at night […]

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Ex-MIT basketball player indicted for allegedly raping student in October

Ex-MIT basketball player indicted for allegedly raping student in October

A grand jury indicted a former Massachusetts Institute of Technology basketball player Tuesday for allegedly raping a female Boston University student in her dorm room at 33 Harry Agganis Way last October. Samson Donick, 20, of Tiburon, California, is charged with aggravated rape, breaking and entering at night with the intent to commit a felony, burglary and indecent assault and battery, according to […]

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BUPD asks public to help identify individual who placed neo-Nazi poster

BUPD asks public to help identify individual who placed neo-Nazi poster

Boston University released a surveillance video Thursday morning of an individual placing a racist poster on the window of a popular campus building, and officials are now asking for the public’s help in identifying the person. In the video, the individual, wearing khaki pants and a dark hoodie, circles in front of 100 Bay State Rd. for approximately 15 seconds, […]

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Students march down Commonwealth Avenue to protest purported discrimination on campus. PHOTO BY LEXI PLINE/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Protestors rally against racist posters found on BU campus

More than 50 Boston University students and faculty and local Boston residents rallied at Marsh Plaza on a rainy Wednesday afternoon to protest the neo-Nazi posters and placards recently placed around campus. “Racist, sexist, anti-gay, Nazi supporters go away,” they chanted, holding posters and signs that read “Black Lives Matter” and “Racist and Nazis — Get off Our Campus.” Marlo […]

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The Boston University Police Department is investigating neo-Nazi posters that were posted around BU's campus over the weekend. PHOTO COURTESY MARLO KALB

BUPD investigating placement of hateful material on campus

The Boston University Police Department is conducting an investigation regarding the several neo-Nazi placards and posters found on campus over the weekend, BU President Robert Brown wrote in an email to the BU community Tuesday. The materials, containing words such as “Black Lives Don’t Matter,” and “The Nazis Are Coming,” were placed around the campus, including the entry of Yawkey […]

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Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore addresses students during the senior breakfast Monday morning. PHOTO BY KANKANIT WIRIYASAJJA/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Nina Tassler announced as 2016 commencement speaker

Nina Tassler, former president of CBS Entertainment and a 1979 alumna of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, will be the commencement speaker to address the Class of 2016 on May 15 at Nickerson Field, BU President Robert Brown announced during the senior breakfast Monday morning. Approximately 2,500 seniors attended the breakfast in Metcalf Hall at the George Sherman Union, where […]

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